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Father figures help give destiny a gentle push in the right direction

June, 2010

“The influence of those who have guided you throughout your life will be felt. In a moment of swift action, you will apply the advice of someone very wise—perhaps your father.”

At the appropriate time of my life, my own father’s words of advice were: “When you find your Prince Charming, make sure you can overlook his faults.”

The youngest of my siblings, I was daddy’s little girl. You may have had a father who loved and took care of you, but this only happens when you are born at the right time, in the right place and to the right parents.

Generations Foundation “turns the tide” for children who need love and support so they can grow to become the “heroes” their own fathers could not be. Life can go awry at any time, but it very often starts out hopelessly at a tender age. Generations Foundation believes that if we help these children, we can change their destiny. The foundation provides snacks and support for community groups like BUMP, Burgundy Urban Mediation Project. BUMP created a basketball league and after-school programs that include students from alternative schools.

Kids from a variety of backgrounds meet at Trails End. Photos courtesy of Generations Foundation

Steve, Chesco and Ronnie devote time and energy to assist youth to overcome tough obstacles.

Another way that children can interact and learn from individuals of all ages and levels is by going to camp. Each summer, 300 children are sponsored by Generations Foundation.

The director of Trails End Camp, Brent Platt, plans for the needs of the children who are from a variety of backgrounds. The camp staff and administration integrates 6-to-17-year-olds to the extent that they do not want to part with their new circle of friends.

They swim, play sports and games, camp, have campfires and learn archery, rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and biking. A dietician approves all the meals and all costs are included.

Call 514-933-8585 to link these youngsters to a bright future by sponsoring summer camp.

Happy Father’s Day and heartfelt thanks to the father figures and heroes who make a difference in children’s lives.



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