- Community Impact
Our impact has already started -- recently, we selected and gifted our first granting organization: THR!VE Intern and Leadership Program hosted by Friendship West Baptist Church.
THR!VE Intern and Leadership Program is a summer internship program designed to provide African American male students with employment opportunities to gain valuable professional experience in a variety of career fields. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III’s vision is to prepare these students to become future leaders of tomorrow.
Through leadership workshops, one-on-one mentoring and professional development interns will be equipped with sustainable skills needed to become successful individuals in the community. The program exposes them to meaningful career related experiences in fields such as technology, law, business, healthcare, education, government and the nonprofit sector.
200 interns receive an hourly wage of $10/hr. and are partnered with local businesses for the summer to learn real job skills while earning a decent salary where they could possibly be in the streets.
The initial give from 9HappyPeople of $2500 helped to pay the salary of two interns later last summer. We hope to do more of this in the future.
Here is Candice and Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor at Friendship West Baptist Church, with the GIVE check. We were able to donate $2500 to their THR!VE Intern and Leadership Program because of your purchases.
This past summer, Candice got the opportunity to speak with Girls Inc. Dallas. As a Girls Inc. alum Candice jumped at the chance to share her experiences as well as to inspire young girls in the Dallas area to become great leaders and role models in their own community. We're certain we'll be seeing great things from this Girls Inc class in the future.
Keep spreading the word about 9HappyPeople so moments like this can keep happening. Because YOU buy, we can GIVE.