Over her 20-year career, certified life coach Stacy Tucker has gathered knowledge specifically in the realms of family relations, parenting, love, and addiction by attending workshops. She's penned two workbooks, mentored children, and served meals to those in need. At Guidance Institute of Life Coaching, she pours her experiences and training into her clients. Through life coaching, she helps them plow through obstacles and seize goals that previously seemed out of reach.
Equipment: State-of-the-art sprung floors, mirrors, and barres
Average class length: 60 minutes
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Want the look of a dancer but never owned ballet shoes? Miss ballet? Then DREAM Barre is for you.
"D.R.E.A.M." stands for dance, recreation and fitness, education, arts, and mentoring, and the Family D.R.E.A.M. Center stands for all that plus community and Biblical teachings. Dance, music, and fine art classes provide space for every member of the household to learn, grow, and connect. Instructors draw on the Bible in character-building classes that teach subjects such as phone manners, transportation etiquette, and which fork to fling first at a food fight. Carrying off this ambitious scope is a "D.R.E.A.M. team" of instructors who are all degreed, working professionals in their respective fields, from graphic design to dance to speech therapy.
Certified neuro-linguistic and Time Line Therapy practitioner Connie Harris has more than 30 years of life-coaching experience under her belt, having helped everyone from kids to corporate CEOs overcome mental blocks and stress of all varieties. Armed with the brain-tapping strategies of the Emotional Freedom Technique, Harris assists clients in breaking through emotional pain, guilt, anxiety, and fatigue, paving the way to wellness and contentment.
Mentors pair up with children ages 6–18, who often come from low-income communities and underserved schools. Mentors learn to demonstrate a holistic concern for the children by helping them to deal with day-to-day challenges that may arise both at school and at home. The organization does not currently have enough volunteer mentors to meet demand, and must place many children on a waiting list until they can be matched with a suitable mentor. BBBS needs additional funding to expand its team of volunteers, which includes the costs of recruiting and screening new volunteers, and then training and matching them with children.