Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve . . . You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.​

Dear Monroe Harding Family and Supporters,

This month we celebrate and honor the hundreds of supportive adults and young people who actively engage in Monroe Harding by volunteering their time, talents, and treasure to help the young people we serve make meaningful change in their lives.

Two truly inspiring volunteers are John Horst and Sassy Neuman.

John serves as Chair of Monroe Harding’s Board of Directors, a role he performs with tremendous humility, commitment, and compassion. John began his board service in 2013 and his leadership is an inspiration to us all and in complete harmony with the values of Monroe Harding – optimism, curiosity, inclusion, personal accountability, and collaboration.

John recently was recognized for his outstanding volunteerism and featured in the August edition of NFocus Magazine’s Model Behavior edition. I encourage you to read the wonderful article highlighting John’s volunteer leadership of Monroe Harding here.

Sassy, now age 12, started volunteering with Monroe Harding over three years ago while in the third grade. She found herself at home from school one snowy day, and while watching a documentary on foster children and how they pack up their personal belongings into a trash bag as they are rushed from their homes, she was inspired to see what she might be able to do to help. I encourage you to read further about Sassy’s volunteer inspiration here. I promise it will bring a smile to your face! Sassy recently was selected as Doing Good Nashville’s August Volunteer of the Month for her good works.

Please join me in thanking John and Sassy, and all the wonderful members of our community, who so passionately engage in our mission of changing young peoples’ lives!


David Popen
President & CEO