Recently, MomsTEAM founder Brooke de Lench had the opportunity to interview Laurie Wolfe, the winner of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's “America’s Most Inspirational Mom” contest, about how her local club's Family Plus program has provided her the support system she needs to allow her her kids can play sports.
Laurie is a single mother of three from Hickory, North Carolina, including one child with Asperger’s Syndrome. She will soon celebrate her seventh anniversary as a domestic violence survivor. Her children have watched the family flee a physically abusive household with no money, transportation or job, to a safe environment in a loving home, with a car and food in the refrigerator.
Regardless of her circumstances, Wolfe has always encouraged her kids to think big and to work hard in pursuit of their dreams. She works full time at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Hickory as a Project Coordinator with at-risk youth and now, with the help of BGCA and Kimberly Clark, she will be enrolling in the University of Phoenix to pursue a career in the juvenile justice system helping at-risk kids. She also helps the Hickory community by collecting clothes, school supplies, researching part-time jobs for teens and soliciting donations from businesses for program support and career experiences for Club kids.
Congratulations to Laurie from MomsTEAM for all she has done for her kids and her community.