Two Sisters. Two Stories.
The Best Stories Aren’t
Always Our Own
Jennifer resides in Tallahassee with her husband of 18 years and her two teenage children. A decade ago, Jenn found herself being pulled to a calling she no longer ignores. A wellness turnaround, career shift and a heart on fire for service and giving back landed her in the roles of leadership, boards and as the director of influential programs all over the Panhandle. Jennifer hasn’t said “no” since she heard “go.” You can hear it in her testimony below.
When I started the Cause and Connect Program, I knew I would need to create a path with growing reach and a “must do” foundation. I knew I needed something timeless, constant and strong if it aimed to battle the most challenging issues in ours society. I wanted something that stood for encouragement, hope and long-lasting impact. I knew I would have to be vulnerable, honest and BRAVE!
Collecting a team, support system and helping hands, we began to seek service opportunities that started in the ROOT- the root of the challenges and the youth-rooting age where empowerment and education is needed most. We believe in planting the seed of hope and, most importantly, the responsibility we all have to pave the most promising paths for our future and others alike.
By using my own story, along side my serving sister, I began to build a safe space or sharing and an advocacy for substance abuse solutions that is proving to be mission shaking. The awareness and education on this lane is both dear to my own heart and paramount communities near and far.
Through this journey, I formed a line that, when said, was a building block to personal growth, social change and universal impact- “if you don’t know, you can’t grow.”
Never underestimate the power of a planted seed.
If you don’t know, you can’t grow!