Guidestone works to equip and empower children and families to reach their full potentials, driven by its faith-based vision of creating strong communities where future generations are self-reliant, educated, and fulfilled. Its programs—designed particularly to help children and families in need—help preserve family relationships and aim to reduce the need for future interventions by courts or social services. For instance, the MomsFirst program assists new mothers, including those currently in jail, living in shelters, or participating in rehab, with health and social-service needs such as parenting classes or birth control. Other programs include case management for children dealing with the local juvenile court.
Since it began in 1893, the Cuyahoga County Fair has only missed three years: 1932, during the Great Depression, and 1942?43, during World War II. Every other year, local residents have flocked to the fairgrounds to sample the foods, ride the rides, and soak up entertainment that grows more diverse with each passing summer. Beyond a lineup of main events?such as concerts and motor-sports exhibitions?every day of the fair is an opportunity to zip along rides, see animals, and pit yourself against contests, including watermelon- and Ferris-wheel-eating competitions.
Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) started in a family garage outside of Cleveland after a small group of animal lovers recognized the desperate housing and healthcare needs of homeless animals in the area. Now, 20 years later, ARF continues to help stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, food, and medical necessities—as well as loving care and companionship—in a more formal facility for as long as needed. In addition to traditional adoption services for cats and dogs, ARF also runs temporary foster-care programs and partners with a correctional facility to operate a prison foster program in which dogs receive basic obedience training.
Signature service: Personal Life Coaching or Business Coaching
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Greg's book, 12 Principles of Personal Leadership
Pro Tip: Change is a process, not an event. Personal growth requires gaining new knowledge and commitment.