Amazing Give STL Day results,
July 26 Benefit Concert
and so much more...
The mission of A Seat at the Table
The mission of Seat at the Table is to help under-resourced
18 to 25-year olds better transition into adulthood by providing parental presence and community support via residential
mentoring in a family environment.
THANK YOU for $20,000 in Give STL Day Donations!
A HUGE "Thank You" goes out to the many supporters who contributed $20,000 to advance the mission ofA Seat at the Table on the recent May 1 Give STL Day.
For further perspective on just how significant this level of donation was, keep in mind:
The $20,000 placed A Seat at the Table #26 out of 843 participating nonprofits
460 of the 843 nonprofits (55%) didn't reach $1,000 in donations
A Seat at the Table has only been in existence for 6 months!
These donations not only help with operational costs, but will also be designated for training volunteer host parents, supplies for program participants and professional grant-writing help!
Friday July 26 Benefit Concert withLee Coulter.
Get your tickets now. This will sell out!!!
From the coffee houses of San Diego…to Sirius Radio’s “Discovery of the Year”…to #1 on iTunes in Australia/New Zealand, Lee Coulter brings his renowned "Positivity" to audiences worldwide. So, join us for our 2nd benefit concert on Friday evening, July 26 (doors open at 7:30; concert about 8:15). Get your tickets HERE. Your $40 includes beer, wine & cocktails. All proceeds go to A Seat at the Table!
Please NOTE: this concert and future Break Room Concerts will be held at an exciting new venue five minutes from our first concert this past Feb. 17. Join us at the new venue: Undivided Wealth’s “Experience Center” (657 Spirit Airpark West Drive, Chesterfield), near the Premium Outlet Mall in the Chesterfield Valley.
And, as with every Break Room Concert, you can also purchase $5 entries to win a weekend with a Tesla! Get your tickets NOW...and invite some friends to join you! This will make for a fun night out!
BTW, check out these two songs by Lee that are emblematic of his great story-telling abilities through music:
Mad Love (dedicated to world-renowned athlete & adventurer, Grant Korgan and his wife Shawna, after Grant’s 2010 spinal-cord injury)
Two more Partner Organizations added...again!
No, this is not a repeat story. For the 2nd month in a row,A Seat at the Table once again welcomes two more Partner Organizations to our offering to help in the personal and career development of our 18 to 25-year old program participants:Boys Hope Girls Hope and Empowering Partners.
Established in 1977 in St. Louis, with now 16 chapters around the nation and in Latin America, Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need, ages 10 to 18, by providing family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.
So, when possible, A Seat at the Table and BHGH will now partner to offer continued “residential mentoring" for those graduating out ofBHGH and intoA Seat at the Table host homes or apartments.
Directed by Dr. Amy Narishkin, Empowering Partners will facilitate and deliver cultural intelligence training sessions for A Seat at the Table host parents on an as-needed, customized basis per program participant.
Dr. Narishkin’s 25+ years of teaching & research experience will help all participants outsmart unconscious biases, develop cultural consciousness and have safe conversations on sometimes very tough issues in life!
Kate Sickles joins
A Seat at the Table
as Board Treasurer
We’re honored to announce Kate Sickles as the newest addition to our Board of Directors!
Kate will serve as Treasurer, replacing
Daryl Tegtmeier. We thank Daryl for his service and wish him well.
Kate is an experienced and compassionate mentor leader with a history of driving organizational growth through strategic planning and marketing, expanding fundraising participation and revenue, as well as developing operational and financial administrative procedures. Kate's provided guidance and support to youth, young adults and families, and mentored survivors of sex-trafficking. She and her husband Jack have spent 20+ years coaching, mentoring and encouraging teens and young adults, including four of their own.
Kate is passionate about inspiring teens and young adults to realize their God-given gifts and talents, reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the lives of every person they encounter, and develop mentoring and leadership skills used to encourage those younger to follow in their steps. She is excited to be part of an organization that believes in the unlimited potential of young adults and their ability to make a positive impact in the world. Please join us in welcoming Kate!
Here are just a few ways your involvement helps move the mission of A Seat at the Table forward:
Check these out--and feel free to share with friends
Become a monthly donor—nothing says you're committed to the mission of helping our under-resourced 18 to 25-year olds more than a monthly financial commitment. Click HERE to schedule an ongoing monthly donation.
Spread the word—share this newsletter, our social media posts and our website address with your friends, pastors, ministry leaders, your employer’s charitable giving committee, etc. Ask your pastors if we can come speak to their congregations or to at least those with an interest in learning more!
Point us towards additionalPartner Resource Providers—who can help provide the educational, vocational, job & life-skills, counseling and spiritual mentoring resources needed for our participants.
Be a Host Parent or Family!
Has the mission of A Seat at the Table sparked discussions and interest among you and your spouse…or your family?
Are you interested in exploring whether you’d like to invite one A Seat at the Table 18 to 25-year old program participant to live with you?
As we raise funds to buy apartment buildings, would you and your spouse like to be “house parents” for up to 4 program participants living in one of our buildings?
Contact us if you’d like to start that conversation!
We'd love to hear from you!
Do you know of individuals, companies or foundations for whom serving the under-resourced would be a common passion? Or, do you have an email address for someone whom you think would like to hear about A Seat at the Table? If so, please contact us HERE and let us know those names and/or email addresses! We are always looking to talk to those who have a similar heart to reach across racial and economic divides in our city and beyond. Our goal is to have A Seat at the Table chapters in major cities around the country!
Also, if you have questions about A Seat at the Table, contact us HERE as well. We want to hear from you!