Many successful adults who had difficult childhoods can remember a pivotal experience that allowed them to turn their troubled lives around. For some, it was an adult who showed confidence in them. For others, it might have been a summer camp that expanded their self-image, or a teacher who believed in them.
For some, it was the friendly neighborhood Kool-Aid mom who fed and loved them. And for others, it may have been a safe place, like a local church, that nurtured their spirit and allowed them to express their ideas and talents. You know, it really doesn’t take that much to turn a life around. It doesn’t always take a lot of resources either, but it does take caring and a willingness from adults to intervene.
Take Away: It takes very little to change a vulnerable child’s life for the better.