Support Connection Leaders Graduate
On February 29th in Palmyra and March 1st in Lebanon, eleven individuals working with Support Connections of Lebanon County (SCLC) completed an important step in their journey toward self-sufficiency. Sharing what they have learned in their initial 4-month training at the graduation ceremony, Team Leaders shared their “dream boards” and explained the goals they have established for themselves moving forward. At the graduation ceremonies, Team Leaders from previous classes shared their successes: buying a home, starting a business, finding full time employment with benefits and completing college coursework toward a college degree.
Most of this year’s graduates have chosen to move to the support team phase of the SCLC approach that will span 18 months. Each Team Leader will be matched with 2 or 3 volunteer Team Mates to form a support team. The Leader and their support team will meet twice a month to develop strategies, track performance and achieve results as they address the goals.
SCLC began its anti-poverty work in Palmyra in 2011 and expanded to Lebanon in 2015, thanks to a United Way Community Needs Impact Grant. Working with low income families and individuals, SCLC meets weekly for a fellowship meal and training with childcare provided. In addition, SCLC conducts poverty simulations to help raise community awareness about poverty. To register for the upcoming poverty simulation on March 30th at the Salvation Army or to volunteer to help with the weekly meetings, contact Lee Smedley at email@example.com or go the SCLC website, www.sclclebco.org