Congratulations to Synchrony Financial of Kettering for receiving a Rubi Award by the Dayton LGBT HERStory-History Project! Recognized in the Growing Stronger: Strengthening Our Community, Synchrony plays a vital role in building our one community. To view their remarks and recognition of Daybreak, go to the 44:07 mark. Thank you, Synchrony Financial! Also, congratulations to PNC Bank, Casie Barlow and Ann Wilger for being recognized as a community builder also! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0PkH5M5Jck
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Thank you to Vectren/CenterPoint Energy Company for supporting our youth! Vectren has been a funding partner for a number of years and has helped change the lives of several thousand homeless youth. We couldn't be more grateful!
The season premiere of Dayton Youth Radio on WYSO aired last week and featured stories from our Daybreak youth and staff. Over the summer, Basim Blunt was on our campus working with Daybreak youth who wanted to tell their stories. We couldn’t be more proud of them for their courage. Thank you, Basim and WYSO! You can listen here: https://www.wyso.org/news/2020-10-14/gravity-the-voices-of-young-people-at-daybreak-dayton?fbclid=IwAR0u7zERju63QUlSF3EO47YXXHJ7GtpMozcC6oRHJ4IKD3a1PB9B_NVHSog
An article in Sunday's Dayton Daily News about the census and how Dayton is managing the census process for its homeless population: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/census-count-of-area-homeless-population-to-start-tuesday/5RGWS6WZ5RDFZHVRW7ZP37BTZI
How one Daybreak youth uses music composition to realize a higher purpose The noonday sun streams in through a corner window. The sound of rhythmic and measured inhales and exhales fills the room. The instructor calls out cues for breathing and moving. A young man in the corner responds with ease and graceful movements. His audible breathing sets the pace for everyone else. Meet Da’Marcus. The 24-year-old yogi who has been practicing yoga since elementary school with the help of PBS. The yoga class he attends now is at Daybreak. Homeless since age 10 and evicted 13 times, Da’Marcus [...]
Despite challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, Dayton nonprofits are moving forward with expansions. Read the article in the Dayton Business Journal to learn more. Dayton Business Journal 8-11-2020
How one Daybreak youth found his self-confidence In September 2019 we sat down to chat with 23-year-old Travis. As you read, keep in mind that donors, through their gifts, play an important roll in Travis' life. Daybreak: How did you hear about Daybreak? Travis: I was 14 years old and in foster care. Greene County Children Services took foster kids on a tour of Daybreak. I found myself needing Daybreak after I turned 18. What happened that you needed Daybreak? I was supposed to move in with my mother, but she died. I had a falling out with my father. [...]