Like many families with a graduate or two in their midst, there has been a flurry of activity in and around the Village for weeks now. Celebrations of different stages of life. The Rainbow Village Early Childhood Development Center just celebrated the graduation of our three-year preschoolers as they move up and our four-year preschoolers as they move on to kindergarten in the local elementary school. One of our adult residents – Renee – just completed Dental Staff School and will be pursuing a career as a Dental Assistant. We are so proud of you and so excited FOR you all.
What is perhaps most exciting is the ever-evolving story of our very own Bianca Miller. A mother of three, she graduated from Rainbow Village two years ago. Since she left our program and moved from our campus, Bianca and her children have lived in the same location – an important component in providing stability for the family. Rainbow Village has remained a valued support system for the Miller family as Bianca’s daughters have continued to take part in our ECDC and afterschool programming while mom pursued her degree. Bianca just graduated from Gwinnett Tech with an associate degree in Business Management (the same month and year her youngest daughter, Zaria, graduated from our preschool program). Bianca plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree.
“Rainbow Village and its supporters have been walking with me through this journey for the past three years,” penned Bianca in a heartfelt note. “Your support could be seen and felt all around me – at one point pushing me to continue when there was temptation to quit. I am often reminded of my Village and encouraged to go further. When I picked up my cap and gown, not only did I feel proud, but the amazement in my girls’ eyes is something I’ll never forget. Thank you for helping me get to this moment! ‘I thank my God upon every remembrance of you’ ~ Philippians 3:1”
We hope you know we’re your biggest cheerleaders, Bianca! We are amazed by all that you’ve accomplished to date and can’t wait to see you realize all the promise your life holds! You’re setting an amazing example for your little girls.