More than a day for big retail sales.
Presidents Day may have its origins in the celebration of George Washington’s birthday, but today it is widely accepted as a patriotic time to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present.
According to History.com: Like Independence Day, Presidents Day is traditionally viewed as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance. In its modern form, Presidents Day is used by many patriotic and historical groups as a date for staging celebrations, reenactments and other events.
What could be more patriotic than celebrating families who are battling intergenerational poverty and winning? Jeremiah Program is filled with stories of heroic women who are building a better country for themselves and their children.
A Patriotic Offering on Presidents Day
Victoria (2017 Jeremiah Program graduate):
I graduated in August of 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University in Human Resource Management. In September of 2017 I started working in my field at the University of Minnesota in the Masonic Cancer Center, and I am applying to the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota for spring of 2019 to get my Master’s Degree. I have received two raises since starting just a few months ago.
Jeremiah allowed me to blossom into the mother I desired to be. I was able to show my daughter what it looked like to work hard, and she was able to get an education while I was getting my education, too.
What I gained from Jeremiah was recognizing I have so much worth. I am extremely powerful, and have control over my own life. One of my favorite poets says in her poem, “Knowing your worth can save your life.” I am so thankful that Jeremiah teaches that in both words and actions. They empower us; they believe in us. We may struggle, but we will overcome.
Thank you Jeremiah for believing in me and all of the other families who came before us, and will continue to thrive at Jeremiah. You truly make a difference in our lives.
Jeremiah Program is a vibrant and proven nonprofit organization that offers one of the country’s most successful two-generation anti-poverty solutions for families headed by single mothers. Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time.