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Breaking the Chains of Poverty, One Link at a Time

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Story By Dorothy Markulis

 

There is a small, dedicated army of men and women hard at work changing young lives and molding future citizens with love and God’s word.

The mission of the South Akron Youth Mentorship, SAYM, is to break generational poverty – by mentoring – one life at a time, according to its executive director Donald C. Breece.

SAYM takes students, ages 5 through 19, living along the South Arlington Road corridor (from Waterloo Road to Route 76 and Kelly Avenue to Route 8), gives them a meal, provides Bible-based lessons, gives them an opportunity to play organized sports, listens to their problems and assists them in meeting their particular challenges.

“We scratch them where they itch,” Breece said.

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Taking the High Road Out of Poverty

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Story By Dorothy Markulis

 

Community Works Connection, a division of OPEN M, is giving those living in poverty a road map to a better life.

Last November, OPEN M established a new program to give those in poverty a way out, through full employment:  Community Works Connection.

“There are huge obstacles,” CWC Project Director Bob Titus explained.

Often coming from multi-generational poverty, clients in the project have no concept of how to get and retain full-time employment.
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