Bright Futures Joplin exists to help remove barriers so that kids can learn, and so we have a very targeted mission of things that we’re able to assist with. Our primary focus in helping is with students’ needs that impact school – clothing, shoes, school supplies, food, mentors, tutors, etc.
We understand that there are a great many other issues that impact our kids, so often the way that we help is by connecting families with community resources. Even though we can’t always be the primary source of assistance, we strive to connect families to resources that might better serve them.
If your family or the family of someone you know is needing help, you can begin the process by contacting the counselor where your child attends school. The Counselor will know how to assess the situation and help find the best resource to meet the student’s need. If the counselor identifies that Bright Futures is the right fit to do that, they will reach out to our office. We cannot, however, accept direct calls requesting help.