Everyone seems to have their hand out. As human beings, that seems to be the nature – to always have our hands out to receive.
What does it take for a human to want to just give? I can tell you what it takes. It takes knowing what it is to not have at all, yet still see someone that is in more need than yourself. The last statement is not including the people that lie, cheat and swindle their way through life, which brings them misfortune of all kinds. But this statement is for those that have genuinely lived good lives but seem to always be down on their luck. Funny thing is that the genuine that are down on their luck find joy. They find joy in having the little that they have and the appreciation that God provides for them. God given provision affords a human to give more than what has been received.
But then there is an irritating side to this giving nature. Yeah, those that take advantage of your giving. You can give your home, finances, attention, love and even more to someone that only has the desire to take and you will never receive from that person. These people are called vampires. Vampires will suck the very energy from you, just to move on to the next person.
How do you recognize these vamps? Well they usually don’t own anything to their own name. They consistently live with other people without contribution to the home as a whole. They don’t buy food for the entire home, nor do they pay any of the bills that keep the home running. Vamps also walk around as if they are entitled to things that they didn’t earn themselves. They will take ownership of accolades, items & even time that doesn’t belong to them. They feel as if the hard worker should continue to do the hard work, while they sweep in and just pretend they were there the entire time.
How do you become free from the vamp? Shed some light on the situation. That’s right, speak up & tell the truth of how their behavior affects you and others that they come in contact with. As a giver, the vampire attraction is potent. But, your light needs to be even more potent. You must clearly state that you are no longer going to feed their selfish desires. If the vamp chooses to want to leave, let them. As a giver, you want to also be able to give more to fix the situation. But, now is not the time to think about giving. Now is the time to think about taking back your integrity, hard work, and respect as a person. Stand your ground and move forward. Meditate and pray for more givers to cross your path, sharing in giving to each other!
Premier Programs exists to serve the youth of Haiti by guiding them in learning fundamental life skills, providing practical training, increasing their education level, all while creating a sustainable economic future. Phase 1 involved the Official opening of Premier Vocational School (PVS) on April . The blood, sweat and tears that has been poured into this project came into fruition in front of our eyes.
The Board of PVS, the community of Liancourt and the Staff at PVS could not be any more proud of this amazing achievement! Almost 1 year to the date of opening, the idea of opening a school in Haiti had come to the minds of our founders - Jean Edy Raymond and Rougens Stinvil (who both reside in Florida). After much careful research and planning it was decided that a vocational school would be the most effective project to begin Premier Programs.
PVS is dedicated not only to the students but to the whole community surrounding PVS. We are here to not only uplift our students but also; the town of Liancourt, their wider commune, and the country of Haiti as a whole. Our first program which began with 20 students on April will teach the students, English, Practical Skills, and Electrical Vocational training. It is our mission to change the course of these young peoples lives by promoting the growth and development of each student attending PVS.
We are providing dedicated, top quality teaching and management staff, a high quality curriculum in a very supportive environment. Most of all thank you to all of our donors who so generously made this happen!
You can support Premier Vocational School by donating on our Donation page:
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EVENT DATES & DONATION LOCATIONS
SATURDAY, APRIL 7 - University Avenue Boys & Girls Club, Bronx, NY
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 - Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club, Mt Vernon, NY
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 - P.S. 361, Woodside, NY
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 - Bronx River Cornerstone, Bronx, NY
2018 Graduate Registration HERE
We have a need for volunteers to assist with collecting items at the venue from January 30th until March 30th, sorting donated items prior to the event, directing traffic, packing swag bags, serving food, fitting dresses & suits, cosmetics, hair cuts and check in/greeting our high school seniors.
We are also booking performers (singers, rappers, dancers, dj's) for each event.
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION HERE
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Rolando Rivera is truly a blessing to our village at Elements Church! He is not only the resident DJ, he is also our house Apparel Pressman. His designs and professional equipment match his love for the talents God gave him. Everything from Silk press, stickers, and stuff I can't even pronounce to produce the look that you want is in his shop at 4750 Bronx Blvd, Bronx, NY. Orders can be made via his IG Profile @dj_s.r.v.
We now have an array of skilled authors for your reading pleasure!!! Enjoy the positive changes going on at SCP!!!