Lexington Leadership Foundation


Lexington Leadership Foundation

Amachi Partners with Sweet Blessings Cakes


All 126 children who are currently matched with a mentor in our Amachi program are enrolled because they live in situations or neighborhoods affected by poverty and incarceration. Because of that, they also qualify for a special birthday cake by Sweet Blessings. This incredible organization provides unforgettable birthday cakes for children living in poverty or experiencing a life threatening illness. And, they were the Amachi Central Kentucky partner of the month for April!

During this month, Amachi shared about the impact of their work and encouraged all mentors and mentees to serve Sweet Blessings through volunteering or financial support. We even took a day to help decorate some cakes ourselves!

Amachi Coordinator Maggie Middleton, Match Specialist Destini Engle, and Mentor Recruiter Kelly Ansted, along with some Amachi mentees, spent an afternoon helping prepare cakes for some amazing kids. They played with icing, shaped frosting-flowers, and baked cakes. (We even helped clean up … a little bit!) This was a great way to spend time with a partner who does so much for children in our program, as well as for kids throughout Central Kentucky.

It also provided an opportunity for some of our kids to serve someone else. Since it’s more blessed to give than to receive, providing a way for these kids to be on the giving end is very empowering and makes them feel needed. In all of our youth development programs we try to remember that we’re not simply serving others, but also helping them become future servant-leaders.