“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”― Maya Angelou
A young woman from Indiana who as a bio-medical engineering student at Johns Hopkins understands that the fabric of social isolation looks and feels the same as what she experienced in her home town.
Sarah Hemminger has created Thread, an organization with an app called Tapestry which is helping to heal vulnerable teenagers who are suffering the effects of feeling alone and unconnected. Four hundred-plus students are finding success through the program which has attracted over 1000 volunteers.
Essentially, says columnist David Brooks, “The organization weaves an elaborate system of relationships, a cohesive village, around the task of helping kids.” It’s a fascinating concept! Learn more about Menninger’s program which has gained enough positive momentum to be written about in a New York Times article.