Every one of the individuals who come through our doors comes with a story. They believe the narrative they have been told about who they are–and about their potential. They have been told they are lazy, and they believed it. They have been told they couldn’t break the bonds of poverty, and they believed that, too. They were told they weren’t very smart; their disability would forever be a barrier; that having gone to jail, they could never amount to anything more than being a criminal. They were told they are too old to work; their veteran status didn’t matter. And they believed it.
Language matters. People believe what they are told about themselves. They define themselves by others’ prejudice. And the world responds accordingly.
But what if we told people how smart they are, how motivated they could be, and that they could accomplish what they want? What would happen if they started to believe a different story—a different truth? What kind of a world could we create together?
At the Fedcap Group, we are all about changing the circumstances and changing the story—and the reality—of the lives of people we serve. We believe that with precise innovations and interventions, we can affect change in the systems that have kept them from achieving their greatest potential. We are propelled by the belief—and the knowledge—that together, we can achieve more than was ever dreamed of.