COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Students at Coldwater’s Franklin High School are learning about certain real life situations thanks in part to the Branch County Coalition against Domestic Violence. It’s part of the Coalition’s Bridges Out of Poverty-Getting Ahead Program. Kim Hemker, executive director of the BCCADV, said the goal of the program to help someone create a plan to put them in a position to understand why they are in the economic turmoil they are in and how to get out by setting their own goals. Hemker said in bringing the presentation to Franklin students, we as a community should be excited about any program that invokes change in the way that we look at our community and allows people to set goals and gives them the tools in which to reach those goals.
The Branch County United Way allowed the funding for the BCCADV to be able to make this program happen. Hemker also sent out thanks for extra funding that came from the WalMart Distribution Center in Coldwater.