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Transforming Lives: The Power of Early Intervention




In communities across the UK, many children face obstacles that hinder their educational journey, leaving families feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. Whether it's the aftermath of bullying, coping with loss, navigating family challenges, facing financial struggles, or being within the care system, these adversities can significantly impact a child's ability to thrive in school. In such moments, what these children need most is support, guidance, and someone to believe in them.


Recognising this need, our parish is embarking on a mission to bring about positive change through the Early Intervention program. This initiative focuses on providing tailored support to children through the dedication of one coach, one child, for one hour a week. It's a small commitment with profound implications for the lives it touches.


The essence of the program lies in its simplicity yet effectiveness. Trained volunteers step forward to serve as coaches, forming meaningful one-on-one connections with children facing various challenges. Their mission? To alleviate anxieties, boost confidence, and ignite aspirations. Through carefully crafted conversations and activities, coaches help children explore their options and understand the consequences of their decisions.


Central to the success of the program is the comprehensive training provided to volunteers. Equipped with proven resources and techniques, coaches become trusted allies not only to the children but also to their teachers and families. Regular communication ensures that strategies discussed during sessions can be reinforced at home, fostering a supportive environment for the child's growth.


The impact of the Early Intervention program transcends academic achievements; it's about nurturing resilience, instilling hope, and fostering a sense of belonging. It's about empowering children to navigate life's challenges with courage and determination.


To witness the transformative power of Early Intervention, you can watch a video on it’s impact here: https://vimeo.com/922534535


As our parish endeavours to establish an Early Intervention Centre in partnership with TLG (Transforming Lives for Good), we invite you to join us. There are various ways you can contribute:


1. Pray for the project: Your prayers are invaluable as we embark on this journey to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families.


2. Get involved: If you feel compelled to learn more or contribute your time and skills, reach out to Adam (adam.childs@ashfordchurches.co.uk) for further information.


3. Financial support: To run the project and provide essential training by TLG, we require financial assistance. There is a setup fee of £300.00 and a Monthly Partnership Fee of £75.00. Your contribution, no matter the size, can make a significant impact in transforming lives.


ACCOUNT NAME: ASHFORD TOWN PCC 

SORT CODE: 20 02 62

ACCOUNT NO.: 30686611

REFERENCE: EarlyIn


Together, let's be agents of change.


The Revd Adam Childs


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