What makes people successful? You might be surprised when you learn it is not cognitive or physical abilities, but rather GRIT. A study done over 10 years with West Point cadets concluded having GRIT was the most important characteristic of a successful cadet.
Grit is defined as "passion and perseverance for long-term goals of personal significance.”
We know our vision is a long-term goal. Trusting the process, enjoying the journey, and showing up every day is what makes our vision a possibility. We want to be an agency that never gives up, no matter how daunting the problem may seem. When we persevere through trials and do the right thing, compounded by hard work, incredible growth happens. Family Service is excited as we enter our 75th year of operations serving Chester County. Thank you for your support and helping in making this mission possible!
Our Exchange Club Family Center (ECFC) program works to eliminate those adverse childhood experiences most importantly abuse and neglect.
In April, ECFC hosted a Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign. Pinwheels connotes playfulness, joy, and childhood. It has come to serve as a physical reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.
To date, we have raised $11,500! We will make sure to share the final number once all donations are received. Thank you for supporting this campaign!
While April is over, you can still support the cause.
Penn Fusion Soccer Academy is hosting a 5k on June 4th in West Chester! Family Service will be one of the local non profits who will receive support from this event! Click here to sign up!