Hi there, my name is Rob Kraus, I am one of the current and proud board members here at Crossing Thresholds. I wanted to share some insights and memories from my experiences with Crossing Thresholds that have been life changing moments for me, my dad and now my daughter Bradlee.
Hey there, I'm Franco, and I want to share my journey with you. I come from a place known for its struggles, a place called Kibera, one of the largest slums in the world. Life there was far from easy, but I held onto a dream that kept me going.
No one is born fully formed. It is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.
- Paulo Freire
The world is full of stories. Good stories. Bad stories. Redemptive stories. Tragic stories. Everyday, stories are being written. Yours and mine.
In July, my husband Michael and I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Kenya and represent my company RealFoundations as volunteers with Crossing Thresholds.
We had a truly life-changing trip. The experiences we had with the vibrant and smiling children, inspiring educators, resilient members of the community and the wonderful CT staff and volunteers will stay with us forever. We helped construct a fire wall at a new school, painted the interior of one of the older schools, participated in two mental health programs, visited the homes of 4 students, connected with the educators and Kenya-based CT team by learning their stories, and were greeted with the best smiles and hugs ever by the children at each school we visited.
If you’re familiar with Crossing Thresholds, then you have most likely heard about the mentorship program. Many trip participants arrive in Kenya and a child captures their minds and hearts, but for those of us who remain at home, mentorship is a choice to open our hearts to the world.