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Thrive! Butler

PO Box 811  | Andover, KS 67002   |  Butler County   |  316-633-6890

Poverty

Website: http://www.thrivebutler.org
Ally/Mentor

Ally/Mentor

LOCATION:

421 W Central Ave El Dorado KS 67042

ROLES:

Mentor an individual on their journey out of poverty

DETAILS:

Twice a month, you will visit with your Team Leader (someone who has graduated from our Getting A...

REQUIREMENTS:

Good listener - Application available on Contact Us page of website

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Child Care

Child Care

LOCATION:

421 W Central Ave El Dorado KS 67042

ROLES:

Tuesday evenings only - Watch/entertain three young children

DETAILS:

Once a week on Tuesday evenings, we meet at the First United Methodist church in El Dorado. We n...

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Thrive! Butler is serving people living in poverty, with an emphasis on people who are generationally poor, meaning poverty is a way of life going back several generations. Generational poverty forces people to live in survival mode. The impact of that lifestyle stunts future thinking and the ability to plan for the long term. In short, people who have been raised in poverty have no idea how to not be poor anymore, but like anyone, they feel the desperate, human need to connect. Thrive! Butler utilizes the services available through the Aha! Process, based on Ruby Payne’s work in poverty reduction, to develop a 16-week course called Getting Ahead. After graduation, we match each Team Leader with an Ally, a person from the community who can provide advice and guidance in achieving their goals, and increase their Team Leaders social capital.
We offer participants a Hand-Up, rather than a Hand Out. For without Intervention, it is likely Children living in poverty will become Parents living in poverty.

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