Ignite, Inc. proudly joined Michelin North America and twenty other industry and community organizations in the South Carolina upstate to sponsor the first annual “Follow Your Dreams” Gala on June 11th at the West End Community Center in Greenville, South Carolina.
The event drew a crowd of more than 300 that included elected officials, community leaders, and volunteers. Former Miss USA, Chrystle Stewart, delivered an inspiring keynote address that emphasized the importance of doggedly pursuing your dreams.
Circles USA works to “Inspire and equip families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive”, through the creation of intentional friendships between Circle Leaders (those working their way out of poverty) and Circle Allies (those mentoring and supporting Circle Leaders’ efforts).
Established in over 70 communities across the country, the program focuses on empowering Circle Leaders to break the generational cycle of poverty by leveraging relationships and community support to improve their situations.