Ms. Allison Faircloth with the Jennifer Moore Foundation visited Mrs. Major’s freshman Leadership classes this week to discuss life and everything associated with it.
Ms. Faircloth shared with students several stories about her childhood and her experience beating cancer in college. She described how she has journeyed from a small town in Alabama to a career in the non-profit sector helping teens in our school system.
With degrees from the University of Alabama, (“Roll Tide!”) she shared her experience planning events, weddings and parties at Marriott’s Grand Hotel and Resort. This led her to work with the American Cancer Society, which eventually brought her to the Jennifer Moore Foundation.
The Jennifer Moore Foundation provides training, funding and support for 46 Peer Helper programs in schools across Baldwin County, AL. These schools are all 42 Baldwin County Public elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools, C.F. Taylor Alternative School, Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy, Bayside Academy and Saint Benedict Catholic School.
Over 1,000 Peer Helpers serve a combined population of nearly 30,000 students. Ms. Faircloth works with the coordinators in the schools to implement Peer Helper programs.
Students named three words they wanted to be remembered by, words they wanted to fill up their dash with. Then they picked actions that would help them accomplish those words, sharing these with the class. Finally, students wrote down the careers they would seek to accomplish these goals.
She even sang “You Are My Sunshine” for several of the classes, which was indeed a huge hit.
Students really enjoyed Ms. Faircloth’s message and appreciate the time she shared with the three classes.
To see more information about the Jennifer Moore Foundation, use this link.