This is the second year of Lainey being involved in Five Star. Last year, I would say that she was a ‘participant’. This year however, I was actually able to see her weighing her decisions and actions and how things related to the “Upgrade” theme of Five Star. She has made better choices and has learned that sometimes small actions have large and looming consequences or beneficial outcomes. She is better from her experiences with Five Star. She is more confident, thoughtful, determined and focused on how she has responsibility for her actions and their outcomes. I have been surprised at times by her deepness of thought. She has made good choices…even when no one was looking.
Volunteering is time consuming and does not come with certain rewards. I too volunteer and know I do it to serve others. Nevertheless, it is so nice to know when you make a difference and I just wanted to let you know that you are good role models, coaches and friends to the girls in your group. The girls have fun, feel safe, get encouragement and learn important concepts of life that are generally not even talked about.
Feel proud of yourselves as Lainey’s award is also a true reflection of your hard work and ability to invoke change and personal growth. I am so proud of Lainey. I love the girl she is presently and look forward to her future. Thank you again for being part of the village that cares enough to help raise Lainey.” – Debby P.