When most of us hear the word ‘Stout’, we think of either someone short and portly or of a rich dark beer. Yet, there is so much more to the word than that. Merriam-Webster, the penultimate resource for understanding our language, defines stout to include “bold, brave and enduring.” And, that is exactly what giving is.
On Friday, August 21st, the delish new restaurant at 1604 Bardstown Road, Louisville – STOUT will host a fundraiser for Family Scholar House. This “Giving is Stout” Day will raise awareness of and support for Family Scholar House’s programs and services to empower low-income single parent families to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their children.
Family Scholar House serves 2,500 families each year, providing supportive housing, academic advising, counseling and a full array of programs to help disadvantaged parents complete their post-secondary education and enter careers so that they can be self-sufficient. Additionally, programs for children help our littlest scholars get a good start on education and develop skills they will need throughout their lives. These programs include Toddler Book Club, Children for Change financial education, Healthy Me! And Mommy & Me Cooking Classes. It is whole-family, whole-life education that benefits our entire community.
Most of our parent scholars are the first in their families to succeed in college. Almost half are the first in their families to graduate from high school. What these parents are doing to giving their children better lives is Stout – bold, brave and enduring. And, they really need your support. Better yet, we all benefit when they join the workforce and contribute to the community we all call home.
To support Family Scholar House’s life-changing programs and families working diligently to improve their opportunities, all you need to do is eat a burger, drink a beer and round up your tab. Simple? Yes! Meaningful? Absolutely! Your participation makes a bold and enduring difference for families and our community. Giving is indeed Stout!