The Motivators

Welcome! We are The Motivators — an upbeat, exciting group that encourages its members to share their struggles, their successes, and their plans for the future. We love to talk about all sorts of topics. We always have a great time, whether we’re discussing serious topics like drugs, teen pregnancy, kids, family, relationships, independent living, positive decision-making and overcoming negative attitudes, practical topics like taking steps to better yourself, developing life skills, finding housing, making future plans, furthering your education / going to college, and finding scholarships and other financial aid, or fun topics like cars, clothes, shoes, hair, music, friends, and boyfriends and girlfriends. We think that, no matter what we talk about, our conversations bring us closer together.

Our group is great because we strive to truly understand each other. We welcome diversity and encourage participation from people who are shy or quiet, from people who are loud or outspoken, and even from people who are unpredictable. We motivate all of our members to have positive attitudes as they share their future plans and goals, to come together in times of need, and to build relationships with each other and with their families. We also help each other with practical information and work together to learn how to drive, to learn computer skills, and to get on the honor roll. We motivate each other to be the best we can be!

Our group functions well because we have great leaders, we have open communication, we talk to each other and listen to each other, we schedule fun activities that create member participation, and we always remember to keep laughing while we keep it real.

If you think you could use a little motivation — come join our group! The Sumter Motivators has room for everyone. We can’t wait to meet you!

Meeting Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Meeting Time:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meeting Location: Sumter DSS
Contact Person: Patrice White, IL Advocate
Contact Email:
Contact Number: (843) 519-1223
Facilitators: Dr. Bonita Strait and Ms. Jessica Greene
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