Latest Step uP Work Life Class Participant’s Evaluations!
FACILITATOR: S Stephanie Toombs
1. Class beneficial? In what way?
Yes. Caused me to consider what keeps me from enjoying work. C.A,
2. Recommend to others? Why / Why not?
Yes, gave me a lot of helpful tools, support and encouragement from
instructor / Allies; increased my confidence. D.C.
3. What did you like (be specific)? Comfort level was kind. S.L.
4. What didn’t you like (be specific)? Overall class was a blessing. L.R
5. What would make the class better? To last 30 minutes longer…time to
take a lot of notes. T.L.
6. Other comments / suggestions: This is only the beginning. Can’t wait
until the financial class starts back up. T.L.
PARTICIPANT: Lorna Raymond CLASS: Work Life
Summary Evalution: “This has been a blessing to me in all aspects. We
did not have a chance to do a ‘Mock ‘ Dress for Success. I have learned to
not “work” in vain but as unto the Lord. The mentors are very supportive
and encouraged the class to continue to learn and use God as your foundation;
that’s stands firm when being attacked by curveballs. Overall, I highly
recommend anyone for class no matter what your background is; there is
always room for improvement.”
Latest Step uP Work Life Class Allie’s Comments
Thomas: “I found it refreshing to walk through life with others in their struggles — to
encourage them. I would absolutely recommend this class because it brings growth.
The sharing is open, encouraging — not condescending. Ms. Toombs did a great job!”
Sharon: “The class helped me open up and discover mu strengths and weaknesses. I
would recommend the class as it was informative, warm and friendly. I didn’t like the
homework, but I realize homework is important. Stephanie Toombs did a great job. I’m
thankful for her enthusiasm.”
STEP UP BOARD MEMBER BONITA BROADNAX
Graduated with a Master in International Community Development!
Spring 2021 WORK LIFE CLASS: Sharing Life Stories — One class participant has drawn images to represent what she was feeling as each person shared their Life Story. She drew the sketch (below↓) for the Step uP Work Life Class Facilitator.
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What Step uP Second Semester Grads are saying about the Step uP Work Life classes:
“A foundation for life, advice on resumes, positive attitudes, and the importance of quality work.”
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We are humbly grateful to God and to our many supporters for the November 22nd event “Step uP and Overcome.” With approximately 50 Silverdale Detention Center female inmates attending the event as our guests, after speakers, music, and food, several inmates responded to an invitation to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.
More women stepped forward to express their desire to realign their lives with God’s plans and purposes through repentance and prayer. There were many tears and prayers and loving hugs.
The Step uP & Overcome Event was made possible through the permission of the Silverdale Reentry Director, Wendy Harris, the planning of Step uP Chattanooga Director, Stephanie Toombs, board members, and the allies serving in the Step up Silverdale Work Life Program (see articles below), plus twenty servant-hearted volunteers.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
- Shawanna Kendrick – Main Speaker
- Stephanie Graham & Susan Moss – Silverdale Baptist Musicians
- Shan Jones – Worship through Interpretive Dance
- Mark Habermas, Silverdale Baptist Pastor – Speaker, also providing communion items and sound equipment
- Hickory Valley Christian Church & City Church – Donation & Goody-Bag items
- Individuals Donating for expenses
We are very grateful to the many prayer partners, to the women volunteers attending who were integral in loving and serving and encouraging the inmates: Cheryl Alonge, Sharon Hahn, Betty Mealus, Christina Wilson, Rosemary Moffitt, Lori Wachtel, Olevia Dantzler, Margaret Jones, and Martha Langley.
Also for gentlemen volunteers who did the heavy lifting, set-up, takedown, and serve communion: Darryl Moffitt, Marvin Hahn, Peter Mealus, Don Hopkins, and Joe Toombs.
Step uP Silverdale Ally: Sharon
Why am I volunteering as an ally for the Step uP Silverdale Work Life participants? I felt this was where God wanted me. I want the women there to know how important they are to me and in God’s eyes. I want them to feel my love and the love of our Heavenly Father.
Over the years, I’ve served in short term missions – building churches and homes. I’ve been a church class leader and teacher. Also involved in Tres Dias and Cleansing Stream ministries, and I have taken a small group to Albania to hold a Ladies Conference.
Celebrating 61 years of marriage with my sweetheart and best friend, I’ve watched our family grow to some 30 loved ones. My prayer is that each one will know Christ and make Heaven their final home.
Step uP Silverdale Ally: Kathryn
Hi! I am so excited to be a part of Step Up Chattanooga! I own a medium-sized service business that I started ten years ago as a high schooler. It has since grown to serve 5 cities in two different states.
MORE GREAT NEWS!
Step uP Chattanooga’s Summer Graduates First Graduating Work Life Class
Silverdale Detention Center July 2019
Brandi M. – Emi S. – Kacy S.-Latoya S. -Lulu B. – Shainna F