The goal of our Eye of the Tiger Program is to strengthen the emotional, mental, and social development of the participants by learning how to build better relationships with God, self, others, and creation through various work environments. Young men and women participate in work projects where they can learn basic skills in carpentry, electrical wiring, painting and plumbing along with the art of customer service. Participants learn about career options and develop marketable skills which improve their income earning potential. Program supervisors offer a Christian model of servant leadership as they seek to develop each young person’s potential.
Additional funding has enabled economically disadvantaged youth to study under experienced contractors who teach carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring and other basic home maintenance skills. In the past five years, Tiger Pause participants have led or played a major role in local building projects. Students have constructed over five new homes and demolished the old Dairy Queen. Youth also completed multiple landscaping and exterior/interior painting jobs for hundreds of households in the area.