Growing up, Hope Painter attended Elizabethtown Area School District and had friends and classmates who lived at the children’s home. After studying early childhood education, Hope applied to become a house parent at the children’s home on a whim, out of curiosity. “I was hesitant, as I hadn’t worked outside the home since having my [...]
There’s nothing stronger than a bond between brothers, especially brothers who have overcome struggles together. While Eriyah (pictured above, right) and Emmet (pictured above, left) were only 10 and 8 years old when they came to the children’s home, they remember quite a bit about their home life in the outskirts of Philadelphia. “My mom [...]
Lee Eckert was born into the world of sports. His grandfather was a baseball and cross country coach, and Lee was the youngest of four boys – all of whom lived and breathed athletics.
If there’s one thing Leon Allen has tried to learn over the past six years, it’s to hold an appreciation for the opportunities he’s been given, despite the challenges he's faced.
It’s a challenge to step outside of your comfort zone - to leave everything you know behind. When Jebbeh was only 10 years old, she did just that. Spending her early childhood years in center-city Philadelphia with her mother and two older sisters, Jebbeh didn’t know a life outside of her crowded school and hectic [...]