We all know that many of these wonderful women play important roles in the lives of their grandchildren. They provide a sense of family history, a listening ear, new skill sets, emotional support and wisdom.
At the Strive for Change Foundation, we’ve learned that grandmothers are often one of the best referral sources for recruiting candidates to the job and career training programs offered by the nonprofit groups we fund!
These wise women function not only as recruiters, but also as retention support monitors. These grandmothers point their young family members who are “hanging out on the couch” in the direction of our programs; they inspire them to attend the rigorous training classes, do the work required and demonstrate their ambition to succeed.
They are the first people case managers and career services managers of our nonprofits call if a graduate goes off the radar.
Grandmothers, we couldn’t do it without you!