Maurica Randle has been a valued asset for the Kids for the Future Marianna clinic’s outreach team for more than two decades. In her 21 years, Maurica has enjoyed sharing the Kids for the Future mission with countless families. We recently had the opportunity to visit with Maurica about her experiences as a member of the Kids for the Future team:
What is your favorite part of working for Kids for the Future?
I love that I have had the opportunity to meet so many families. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people. And in my job, I get to meet them, hear their stories and share how Kids for the Future can help them.
What makes Kids for the Future special?
Our staff! Every staff member is dedicated to helping these kids and they love doing it. Kids for the Future is more than a job to many people – it’s a lifeline for me and for many of our employees and families.
What is your favorite Kids for the Future memory?
I have so many wonderful Kids for the Future memories! Every year my favorite thing is to watch parents at graduation talk about the impact KFF has had on their kids. One of my craziest memories happened several years ago when we had a foster child who went on to be adopted after graduation and his parents changed his name. A few years later our paths crossed when my son introduced him as his best friend. They remain friends to this day, and he still talks about the impact Kids for the Future had on him. He credits KFF with putting him on the right track. He went on to be the valedictorian of his high school, graduate college and become a teacher.
Why do you think Kids for the Future has been so successful in helping kids?
It has become such an important part of the Arkansas Delta. In these rural areas access to quality early education is scarce. Kids for the Future exists, in my opinion, to teach these kids the tools they need to create a successful future for themselves.
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