First Joint Graduation!

On December 18, 2014 StepUp Ministry graduated its second class from Christ Church, implementing its first joint graduation between the two Life Skills locations!  It was a wonderful time to come together and celebrate as one community.  We had a total of nine graduates – all strong and committed to the StepUp process!

We were joined by the One Human Family Gospel Choir.  One Human Family Workshops, Inc. is “a national nonprofit organization, dedicated to the eradication of racism through the creation of models of unity which help develop, strengthen and support multi-faith, multi-cultural, and multi-generational communities.  Since it’s formation, OHF has promoted the idea of unity in diversity through extensive use of the arts, and has encouraged frank and honest dialogue through [their] various workshop formats” (  The gospel choir formed through One Human Family Workshops, Inc. performed two songs at this year’s December graduation. We also heard from Anna Ladd, a Phase 3 instructor at the Christ Church location, talk about her experience with this class over the last year. Anna gave the graduates excellent advice on life after StepUp.

Congratulations to all of our graduates!  We have loved walking alongside you during your time in Life Skills and look forward to a continued relationship through our Alumni program!

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