Albright United Methodist receives grant to host workshop

November 24, 2020 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY — Albright United Methodist Church will host a workshop called “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World” as part of a program called “Bridges out of Poverty.”

The church received a grant to host the 16 week workshop which provides the tools and support necessary to get ahead.

Katie Goss and Vicki Wasson are facilitators of the workshop.

“A lot of people are in situational poverty because of the pandemic,” said Wasson.

Wasson said up to 12 people can participate and that it may be held virtually. Participants will investigate the experience of poverty and the impact it has on the community.

Working in a group, participants will discuss and explore how money is one of 11 resources used to define poverty and how these resources impact life and the lives of family.

The other 10 resources are identified as emotional, language, mental and cognitive thinking, social capital, physical fitness, spiritual fitness, motivation, integrity, role models and knowledge of “hidden rules.”

“Participants will have a workbook and will identify what poverty looks like in their life and what they have encountered in poverty,” said Wasson.

Wasson explained that a personal plan will be developed based on individual goals to get out of poverty through examination of current resources versus the resource one needs.

“I’m real excited about this,” said Wasson. “It is my hope that our community will refer eligible persons to participate. By working together I believe we can create a community where everyone lives well.”

For more information or to apply for the workshop visit https://www.sites.google.com/view/pcokga Deadline to apply is Dec. 4.

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