FACES OF THE FUTURE EVENT
Why is it that the windshield of a car is so big & the rearview mirror is so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. We look ahead & keep moving on.
Thank you for joining us at FACES OF THE FUTURE!! If you missed the event, and would like to support our programs for youth in crisis, please click here.
Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Passes Through Senate Judiciary Committee
On September 18, 2014, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 2646, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) out of committee with a very strong vote, 15 ayes and 3 nays. RHYTPA was introduced in the Senate on July 23, 2014 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). RHYTPA reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.) which is celebrating its 40th year anniversary this year and was last reauthorized in 2008.
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Pathfinders has recently been notified that several individuals have been seen soliciting cash donations for Pathfinders at public locations. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PATHFINDERS HAS NOT AUTHORIZED THIS ACTIVITY! If you discover anyone soliciting cash donations in this manner, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-964-2565. To ensure your donations go to help youth in crisis served by Pathfinders, please visit our website at www.pathfindersmke.org.
Founding SYFS Executive Director John “Jack” Molenaar passes away
It is with deep sadness that we have learned that John “Jack” Molenaar, founding Executive Director of Southeastern Youth & Family Services, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 after a year-long battle with multiple myeloma.
He retired from Southeastern in June 2010 after 37 years of dedication and leadership since Southeastern’s inception in 1973. Under John’s leadership, dedicated Southeastern staff served well over 5,500 children, at-risk youth and their families. Throughout the years he remained committed to Southeastern’s caring approach through its motto: “Children are Our Concern”. Without John’s compassion and concern the lives of many young people would be a lot different today! Our condolences go out to his family.
John’s legacy in our community lives on through Southeastern’s merger with Pathfinders in 2012 and the continuation of our middle school, Southeastern Education Center.
“How do you sleep at night?”
Do you remember the lifelike images of sleeping homeless teens attached to billboards, bus shelters and storefronts several years ago? And the jarring messages?
“While you’re warm in bed, remember hundreds of teens aren’t.”
“Maybe more teens would have a safe place to sleep if the rest of us woke up.”
“Someone who is homeless and trying to survive on the street is an image that is very compelling,” says Tim Baack, Pathfinders Interim President/CEO. “Our campaign included a lot of powerful imagery, which is one of the best ways to capture people’s attention.”
Disruptive Forces In Action: Branding Causes, Not Organizations, just published by the Alliance for Children & Families, discusses how Pathfinders continues to benefit from the exposure of a 2008 marketing campaign, created by Serve Marketing, that was branded by the cause and not the organization.
Pathfinders continues to provide services to thousands of homeless teens in Milwaukee every year who require basic needs, emotional support, and tools for success. Click here to learn how you can help.