“It takes a village to raise a child”.
On Friday May 11, 2012, the women of Beyond the Surface INC joined the 101 Women of Hope to participate in the 101 Day of Hope community Service event at Ron Brown Middle School in Washington D.C. This community service initiative gives young professionals the opportunity to come together for a day of painting, serving , planting and mentoring a group of young children. It allows these volunteers to give back and participate in something positive that is occurring in their community. Not only does it allow them to give back, but they could potentially touch a young child’s life. As children, if we didn’t have our parents or someone that we could look up to , there were programs such as these that children could attend to find one person that would spend time with them and doing something positive. It is now time as adults to be that person that gives back and wants to help out the generations under us. This could impact a child’s life for the rest of their life.
While attending the event, a few of our staff were quoted when speaking to press.
Brittany Hopson was quoted saying ” To see so many people join together to their their time in effort to better our youth was inspiring. It gives me hope that there is a community that has not forgotten about the next generation”
LaQuinta Harkless was quoted saying ” Being able to join with other like-minded individuals to merely show our youth that we care was uplifting. This event gave notice that when banned together a community can impact youth”.
Overall, Beyond the Surface INC was more than happy to participate in such a great event. This is the first of many that we intend on attending. Every child counts and the positive impact starts with us!
For more information on 101 Day of Hope, please visit http://101womenofhope.com/