A meme I found on the Internet once read “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” I don’t know about you but that is some solid advice that I regularly don’t follow. However, that doesn’t mean you should rest on your laurels either, right?
After years of letting our Jack-to-Jack Program run on autopilot (and that autopilot’s name is Kyle Woody), we decided 2022 was the year to look under the hood and hope the cobwebs weren’t too thick. What we found was an inspiring group of guys – active caregivers, guys transitioning to Sequel Makers, and some guys with the opportunity to return to a post-treatment life – all choosing to step out of their own situation and make space for our members to feel heard, have their emotions validated, and celebrate wins in a one-on-one environment that is created just for them. Our Coaches are amazing people and when I learned from our community-wide survey that the Jack-to-Jack Program is viewed as the most important program we offer, I got even more excited about finding ways to support our Coaches and elevate this program.
But how do we elevate what is already great? I honestly don’t know – we still haven’t found anyone doing this the way we are – but this is a sample of what we are going to do and next year we will let you know if it worked:
I am grateful to all of our Coaches who met with me one-on-one, participated in our workshops, and helped come up with these amazing ideas that Kyle, Jeff, Haley, and I now get to create. We are changing lives together. - Dustin Cesarek