“Behind every young child who believes in herself is someone who believed first” – unknown
Kids in Business
Empowering at-risk youth and teens with disabilities to gain financial skills while building self-esteem and confidence by opening their own businesses. KIB provides training and support by offering classes taught by industry experts, as well as 1:1 support in developing business plans, financial management, website development, and marketing plans. We connect the young entrepreneurs with successful business mentors in the same industry to provide a community of support. Each month, KIB supports the young entrepreneurs in at least one opportunity to promote their business in networking or sales.
What’s Your Word?
“What’s Your Word?” is a discussion among at-risk teens to build community around self-reflection, while choosing a word of intention and creating a bracelet reflecting that word. Teens about life, what it means, who they are, how they got here, and where they are going. #mentalhealth #empowerteens
Paxton Trust Emergency Fund
The Paxton Trust emergency fund seeks to fill unique or one-time needs of children in our local Loudoun community. Whatever the need, we are here to help. Sometimes, Case Managers, parent Liaisons or teachers, or even police officers reach out to us to ask us to help meet a specific need for a child. Sometimes it’s a necessity like shoes, glasses, or a communication device. Sometimes, though, it’s just to show some love, like new pajamas or a birthday cake for a 14-year-old has a birthday while her mom is incarcerated.
Tony Seang Memorial Fund
The Paxton Trust created the Anthony “Tony” Seang Memorial Scholarship Fund in March of 2018, posthumously named for a Loudoun based Applied Behavior Analysis therapist who recently lost his three-year battle with cancer at just 38-years-old. At the time of his cancer diagnosis, Tony was a teacher/therapist who worked with students at The Aurora School on the Paxton Campus in Leesburg.
The purpose of the Tony Seang Memorial Scholarship Fund is to assist special education therapists and students committed to furthering special education.