Daybreak publishes its Horizons newsletter twice a year. You can read highlights from recent newsletters in the posts below.

You can read PDF flipbooks of entire newsletters by clicking a link below.

June 2021 Horizons

September 2020 Horizons

February 2019 Horizons

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Youth speaker impresses fundraiser guests


On November 4, 2010 Alexis, a young woman in Daybreak’s housing program, bravely shared her childhood story of abandonment and longtime abuse with over 425 guests at our Champions for Youth fundraiser. Kicked out of the house when she turned 18, Alexis finally found the home she’d always wished for when she arrived at Daybreak. With help from her Daybreak family, Alexis moved into our Beachler Apartments, finished high school, and pursued her dream of going to college. Most importantly, she says, she learned how to overcome her anger and have a positive outlook on life. Alexis, now 20 years [...]

Youth speaker impresses fundraiser guests2020-09-03T14:22:33-04:00

Daybreak youth reveal inner poets


Daybreak’s Coffee House continues to give our young clients opportunities to express themselves. Starting in January 2010, poetry was a focus at Coffee House gatherings, with the goal of hosting a poetry competition—commonly known as a poetry slam—at the end of March. Each week at Coffee House, the kids read or recited their original poems and were judged by their peers. This audition process narrowed the field to 10 finalists. On the evening of March 25, Coffee House presented its first-ever poetry slam to an enthusiastic audience of Daybreak clients and employees. The panel of three judges included J. Thomas [...]

Daybreak youth reveal inner poets2020-09-03T14:25:18-04:00

Daybreak Dollars program motivates youth


James' mother brought him to Dayton for a "vacation" with his father. When 17-year-old James asked when she'd be back to rescue him from his father's condemned house, she said she wasn't coming back. A devastated James was sure he'd never see his mother again. He eventually left his father and turned to Daybreak for help. While in therapy at Daybreak, James expressed a need to see his mother, and our counselors agreed it would aid the healing process. James had a job but, at minimum wage, couldn't afford a bus ticket. By excelling in the Daybreak Dollars program, James [...]

Daybreak Dollars program motivates youth2020-09-03T14:30:26-04:00


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