The Resilience-Building Leader Program has had a great year in 2020 with our Giving Back initiative, offering professional leadership certifications to some outstanding nonprofit organizations. As we head into the end of the year, we’re thrilled to announce that we are working with the Armed Services YMCA of El Paso to certify their staff in Building Resilient Teams ™.
The second of the Armed Services YMCA locations that RBLP has worked with (following San Diego), the ASYMCA of El Paso is unique among the organization’s 13 chapters in that they have over 32 programs in four facilities focused on the areas of family enrichment, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. They support Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX; White Sands Missile Range, and Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
ASYMCA of El Paso works to enhance the lives of families of junior-enlisted military personal through a variety of programs, events, and activities. In addition, their Junior Enlisted Family Center offers service members emergency assistance with household goods, clothing, and an emergency food pantry. From annual events including a 5K run and a golf tournament to giving days throughout the calendar year, ASYMCA El Paso is always looking for different ways to partner with any organization or individuals who want to give back to our heroes and the El Paso community.
Among the highlights of these programs are OP Hero, a 10-week after-school program which facilitates a positive environment, encourages responsible behavior, and provides a chance for military kids to build friendships and share common experiences while further developing their self-esteem and resilience; Operation Little Learners, a family bonding program supporting early childhood social and cognitive development through positive interactions between parents and children using songs, stories and crafts; and Operation Ride Home, about to celebrate its 10th year of helping to bring military families together for the holidays to spend time with their loved ones.
The staff from ASYMCA El Paso were instructed by Chris Salmon, Ian Harris, Christine Lustik, Tina Roundy, and Todd Sullivan.
Watch this recent video featuring ASYMCA El Paso’s child care services for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic:
To learn more about the ASYMCA of El Paso, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and see their website for detailed information about their programs as well as how you can volunteer or make a donation to support their efforts.
Taking care of our community is a core value at the Resilience-Building Leader Program. Our primary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative is to provide RBLP exam prep training and leadership certifications to front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders at selected charitable nonprofit organizations at no cost.
Learn more about how we are Giving Back to the community.