Hey there, EBT readers! We have some incredible news to share with you today about the mpact of the Share the Spirit grant on Beyond Emancipation (B:E). Thanks to the powerful stories that were shared, community members have been learning about B:E’s mission and the incredible work they do. But that’s not all! We have a success story to celebrate as well. Celena Johnson, who was featured in a story last year, has achieved a remarkable milestone by getting accepted into the prestigious John Hopkins Masters in Nursing program. And guess what? The additional funds B:E received through Share the Spirit have allowed them to establish a new scholarship fund, supporting Celena and other young individuals on their educational journey. Let’s jump into the inspiring details! Spreading the Message of B:E: Thanks to the captivating stories shared through the Share the Spirit grant, more and more community members have been learning about Beyond Emancipation and their help in lives of young people. In 2022 at least 10 new donors found B:E through the feature, and donated gifts totaling over $9,000. To date, over $100,000 in donations can be attributed to donors who learned about B:E through Share the Spirit. This is a huge benefit for B:E and the young people they serve. Celebrating Celena’s Success: We are overjoyed to celebrate the success of Celena Johnson, whose inspiring journey was featured in a Share the Spirit story in 2022. Celena’s determination and hard work have paid off as she has been accepted into the prestigious John Hopkins Masters in Nursing program. This incredible accomplishment not only showcases Celena’s perseverance and dedication but also highlights the transformative power of education and the support provided by B:E. Celena’s journey serves as an inspiration to other young individuals, reminding them that their dreams are within reach, and that B:E is there to help them every step of the way. Supporting Dreams Through Scholarships: The Share the Spirit grant has brought additional blessings to Beyond Emancipation. With the funds received, B:E has established a brand-new scholarship fund. This exciting initiative aims to support not only Celena but also other young individuals who are pursuing their educational dreams. The scholarship fund will provide financial assistance to those who need it most, ensuring that talented and deserving young people have the resources they need to achieve their goals and overcome financial barriers. Through the generosity of Share the Spirit and its supporters, B:E is opening doors of opportunity and creating pathways to success for emancipated youth. Beyond Emancipation’s journey continues to be filled with hope, success, and dreams come true, thanks to the incredible support of the Share the Spirit grant. The power of storytelling has allowed B:E’s mission to touch the hearts of community members, fostering understanding and support for emancipated youth. Share the Spirit extends our heartfelt appreciation to all our donors and love sharing the impact of your gifts. Congratulations on making real change in our community and thank you so much for supporting Share the Spirit!