Lifetrack preschool teacher, Kim Kokett, recently embarked on a volunteer effort to build a preschool in a rural part of Sierra Leone, Africa. Kim spent ten days training the local preschool teachers on early childhood education, child development and a trauma-informed approach.
MNHV began a serious initiative to address disparities by hiring Parent Guides from a range of cultural backgrounds. With new funding, MNHV was able to hire new Parent Guides to help support families from the Northeast African, Southeast Asian and Spanish-speaking communities.
Recently, a leader in the Twin Cities philanthropic community, Katherine B. Anderson Fund of the Saint Paul Foundation has contibuted $150,000 to Lifetrack's Campaign for Hope. These funds were used to purchase new busses for the Families Together Therapeutic Preschool Program and will also be used for playground and building upgrades.
2015 was a whirlwind of a year! For us at Lifetrack, it was another outstanding year dedicated to our mission of developing the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges.