What is rekenekt?
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Now that you know a little about my professional background and services, I would be remiss not to share with you my deepest passion and what drives my life. In my free time, you will find me happily working on articles and resource development for women, youth, and families.
My original intent in the 70’s was to pursue a career as a social worker. I was a freshman in college following my heart into the helping professions when I took a semester long internship at the welfare office. I worked there a total of two weeks. Every day I would take lengthy interviews from hurting families and pass my findings to an uninterested administrator who stamped my files with numbers and heartless approvals or denials. I went home every night sick and grieving for the senseless suffering of it all. I quickly decided I was not strong or brave enough to work with people in pain.
As I began to sort through the rubble of my own broken life in 1988, I began to experience a renewed sense of longing to use my story to help others. I began sharing my life experience with people publicly in 2003. Terrified of public speaking and certain no one wanted to hear what I had to say, I listened to the still small voice that told me to grab the microphone and step into the ugliness of life with others.
That is when the concept of rekenekt was born. Rekenekt is an organization, which exists to reconnect people with Hope across generations. In the form of conferences, retreats, youth sessions, parent/teen facilitation, and resource development, rekenekt reaches into the hearts of families to restore relationships and renew hope.
I am a Christian woman and unapologetically follow Biblical principles for my life, so rekenekt is a faith-based organization. Fully respecting the need for division between church and life in some cases, many of the programs I develop for faith-based settings are also adapted to fit into public school and corporate settings.
Hard-hitting issues like bullying, teen suicide, substance abuse, divorce, sexual abuse, and broken families are destroying this generation, and teenagers are looking toward the adults in their lives to speak truth and hope into their situations. Sometimes the adults in their lives need a little help understanding the confusing culture and embracing their role as parents.
Taking a multi generational approach, rekenekt sessions and resources are available to help parents and other adult caregivers connect with the issues teens face and provide opportunities to reconnect multi generational relationships in practical, life-changing ways. Rekenekt youth sessions help teens understand adults and provide practical tools to help them strengthen relationships with God, parents, and other adult mentors and caregivers.
The rekenekt graffiti wall is a life-changing visual reminder that gives students a voice in a safe, anonymous, and powerful way to express themselves to their parents. The rekenekt graffiti wall travels and is available to schools, churches, businesses and youth organizations. The wall can be adapted to whatever type of youth or family program that might benefit from reconnecting parents and teens.
Maybe you are involved with a group or organization that could use some reconnecting. Let’s connect to see how we can reconnect people with Hope across generations in your community.
"I learned that I need to be more purposeful in providing more opportunities for my daughter to be able to open up and share. I need to provide more one on one time and be more open to her about my own experiences and thoughts."
"I have never told anyone about my childhood sexual abuse. I have stuffed it away all these years and it has eaten me like a cancer. Tonight I found freedom in releasing it and speaking those horrible words for the first time."
60 year old sexual abuse survivor
"I attended with my mother and my daughter. Three generations of craziness coming together. We laughed so hard I thought we would die. Loved the pajama party."
Mother and daughter
"These are such important topics. Our school is facing tragedy like never before. We need to work with students and parents to keep positive messages in front of them all the time. This program was a cost effective way to bring in a quality program that meets kids where they are."
High school administrator
"When you have issues like teen suicide, drugs, bullying, and pregnancy in your school, it is hard to remember what is true and right. This program reminded me and my friends that there is good in all of us, we just have to find it."
High school student