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More About Allies

We always need Allies to help at Step uP. As classtime support attendees they can interact with other participants and foster relationships.


The Ally Training Class quickly and easily prepares volunteers to enjoy a rewarding experience.

The Ally Training Class


Training will include learning how to interact with participants to encourage positive results,


For example:


We deal with the concept of encouraging vs. feeling the need to "fix" others' lives, depending solely on God to work their life transformations.


Recognizing the differences in socioeconomic groups and cultures,

Understanding the attitudes and core values beneath the surface and the key characteristics of an Ally so that as allies we join with participants as mutual learners. We provide encouragement, advocacy, and supportive friendship as s/he strives for economical self-sufficiency.

Relationships are key. We build on the strength that God is reconciling us as His creation in four key relationships―God. Ourselves. Others. And the world. 

We also emphasize 'breaking bread' together as meals become one of the ways we can relax and get to know one another. 

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