WREM Literacy Group, Inc.
Looking into the eyes of the single mother, family, the child, the homeless, the veteran, the elderly, and the disabled living in poverty, you will see the deep Faith that change is going to come. You will feel their silent cry for HELP! Recognize the hurt ensuing from the turmoil of living everyday life during these tough economic times. Through the bringing of the Your Discovery Place, WREM Literacy Group, Inc. has waged war on poverty, providing a means for the family to become self-sufficient, and alleviating dependence on social programs. Here individuals will be taught how to FISH. Our programs are designed to move our clients from dependence on social programs to the role of a taxpayer and eventually homeowner.
The Your Discovery Place is a 13,000 sq. ft. state –of-the-art learning and technology center located in Prairie View, TX, near the campus of the Prairie View A & M University. The center will focus on education, housing, and workforce development. The concept of the facility encompasses the entire family in the training process. While the parent is developed for the workforce, under-school-aged children will attend as well. A daycare will be available for children between the ages of 0 and 3. At 3, the children will enter pre-school to prep for kindergarten. They will be taught to read and appropriate classroom behavior. Children attending public school will participate in the after-school program.
The Your Discovery Place also provides for housing while the family participates in the transformation toward self-sufficiency. The Your Discovery Place will house up to 50 families. Additionally, research will be conducted on the efficacy of teaching children to read at age 3 and monitoring their progress through age 5. Children will be taught according to the STOPLIGHT PHONICS in ACTION EARLY LEARNING Curriculum. This facility will have several trade schools --- such as cosmetology, barbering, construction technology, computer literacy classes, and other job related skills training. A resource center and adult literacy training laboratory is a major aspect of the program. To boost their success at independent living, participants must complete Financial Literacy and Housing Counseling training.
The Your Discovery Place is an audacious goal, but nevertheless feasible, as a facility of its kind is needed as a model for combating the massive poverty that exists in Texas --- poverty that stems from poor literacy and the inappropriate availability of job related training. The Your Discovery Place will be the home of the WREM SPIL and YouthBuild Projects as well. WREM SPIL works with single mothers and young adults that age out of foster care to prepare them for earning a sustainable income, while nurturing them in the preparation for self-sufficient and independent living. YouthBuild trains young men in the art of vertical and horizontal construction. Under YouthBuild, students learn the process of residential construction from design to completion of the construction. A capital campaign has been launched to raise the nearly three million dollar price tag for the development of the Your Discovery Place. Grant funding will be used to construct the multifamily housing complex, where the family will reside on the campus of the Your Discovery Place during the training process. Exclusive of WREM SPIL and YouthBuild, living on the site of the Your Discovery Place is voluntary.
The need for a Your Discovery Place and its services of specialized training in low-income areas far exceeds the dollars available for assistance. Therefore donors’ dollars are essential for the success of this mission. Their contributions open the door for them to become participants in the solution when they bring much needed donations. Without donor participation, the Your Discovery Place will remain a vision. As such, our reach into the community would be slighted, and many more people would fall prey to the bondage of poverty for lack of service.
We are humbly asking for your partnership. Would you please join us by making a donation today toward the development of the Your Discovery Place? Whatever you give will be put to work directly toward its development. Your support is crucial to the success of this campaign to decimate intergenerational poverty. Please help us break every chain that poverty imposes. Support us in our endeavor to offer the single mother and others the Choice to take a Chance on Change that will bring positive improvements. Your donation can be as small as 10 dollars, or as large as you wish. Whatever the amount, we are grateful! Thank you so very much for your support and partnership as we confront poverty and block it from robbing the Child of an enlightened future!
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.