January 2019- present
Pine Cove's Project 319
September 2017- October 2018
Aggie Guide-Dogs & Service-Dogs (AGS) is a student-run organization at Texas A&M University that began in 1997. Our purpose is to educate about, fundraise for, and promote the training and use of service dogs and to increase awareness about how these animals help the individuals with disabilities who use them. The main goals of AGS are to train puppies to become service dogs, fundraise for these service dogs, and educate the public about service dogs. With the help of Puppy Trainers, puppies learn how to obey and behave in public places, as well as commands unique to service dogs. AGS members also provide services to the community via education programs. (ags.tamu.edu)
Each summer more than 3,500 campers rely on scholarship assistance to be able to experience camp at Pine Cove. Families who need financial assistance could include those who are experiencing a health crisis, job loss, divorce or a myriad of other circumstances and just need a little help. Many children need hope after traumatic life events such as breakup of their family, grave health diagnosis, or family member loss. A week at Pine Cove may be the first time many of the children receiving scholarships have ever heard the Gospel presented.
Down Syndrome Assoc. of the Brazos Valley
August 2016- June 2017
Founded in 2002, our original name was the Down Syndrome Support Group of the Brazos Valley. Our has changed over the decade, but our purpose remains true. We are a community of individuals and couples with Down syndrome, self-advocates, families, friends and professionals. We strive to foster friendships and offer mutual support. Relationships matter, and we work to build partnerships with parents, educators, medical professionals, community leaders, agencies and disability support groups nationwide. We work to provide the opportunity, education and resources to empower our members so they may realize their lives’ aspirations and ambitions. (dsabv.org)
Still Creek Ranch
October 2015- June 2016
Since 1988 Still Creek has rescued boys and girls from crisis environments including abuse, neglect, abandonment, and sexual exploitation, placing them in safe, loving, Christ-centered homes. We do not take any government funding but instead we operate exclusively through donations and are completely debt-free. This allows us the freedom to use Christ-centered principles in the care and healing of our children. Our mission is to rescue boys and girls from crisis environments and to restore their lives by placing them in a family-style home environment, and through our accredited boarding school, Bible-based counseling, TCAL athletics, fine arts, and our equestrian and agricultural programs.
nstead of extending pity toward our students for their devastating past, we create an environment for them to be empowered by their story, yet without allowing them to be defined by their past wounds. We do this by establishing a model of healing from the inside out; we challenge the child to peel back the layers of hurt inside their heart by creating an opportunity to break the chains of their past and usher in authentic healing and restoration for their future. (stillcreekranch.org)