The remainder of the team moved ahead with parts of the meeting and then went to visit a local Teacher Training College. As we look at expanding our efforts into supporting more students in higher education, this school could be a potential partner. We are exacted about the conversation that took place today and look forward to the future.
After the team reunited, Andy held a brain-storming session to identify the Hearts and Hope priorities for "extra" projects in the coming year. It was so beneficial to have all of us together and to share ideas. We worked on 4 categories including "health and wellness", "education", " small business/commerce", and the infamous "other". We were each allowed 5 votes in each list and ultimately compiled the 4 lists and voted again. Some very interesting results; stay tuned for more details!
Tonight we are having dinner and continuing our discussions. I can safely say that all of our brains are exhausted and have been stretched today. Todd and Andy are in their own small version of heaven with so many business strategies put into place! It's very fun to watch them use their gifts. I like to provide snacks.....
At the end of the day, we really do have much to be proud of. Looking over the accomplishments of Hearts and Hope in the last two years is exciting and challenging at the same time. There is much work to be done and many ideas to turn into realities! Thankful for this amazing staff.