About Promises Kept
From the beginning, The Luv u Project decided to make several commitments each year that would vividly reflect the luv and spirit that made Carolyn so special. The LUP simply, but meaningfully, named this part of the plan Promises Kept.
These acts of kindness have been focused on areas that Carolyn actively embraced and volunteered her time to support. They include: youth athletic programs, in honor of Carolyn’s years as a parent, coach and high school booster chair; and a range of vital women’s issues, including women’s prison re-entry programs, in honor of Carolyn’s years of service as Commissioner and past Chair of the Maryland Commission for Women and as a member of the National Association of Women Judges: Women Moving Forward Conference. She also cared deeply about parents and families with sick or troubled relatives, especially children. At all times, promises kept will evolve around our core commitment to mental health.
MCIW: Women Moving Forward Conference
The Luv u Project proudly supports the annual “MCIW: Women Moving Forward Conference” (WMFC) held each year at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, MD.
Since the Program’s inception, The National Association of Women’s Judges, along with countless other dedicated volunteers, have united to introduce critical resources and offer the guidance essential to help empower women scheduled for release back into society.
The WMFC program relies solely on private support and The Luv u Project is a proud sponsor and annual participant. In keeping with our mission, this is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of another human being…perhaps a mother, a prospective employee or someone who needs the help of an addiction or mental health program.
Scholarship Program in memory of Mitchell Greenberg
As a component of the “Promises Kept” initiative, The Luv u Project proudly awards scholarships for students at Montgomery College, based in Maryland.
In order to qualify, candidates met financial need criteria, have an active GPA of 2.5 or higher and have an active interest in mental health services—all verified by independent College officials.
Officials at the school say, “Over the last three years, Montgomery College has seen the number of students increase who identify as having a mental health condition. Currently, there are over 500 students who have identified as struggling with this issue. This number is believed to be an underestimate, as it is common for students not to identify or seek help due to stigma.”
These gifts are made in memory of a dear friend of The Luv u Project, Mitchell Greenberg, who passed away in 2017, after a life-long battle with cystic fibrosis. Mitchell loved learning, had a huge heart and was an extraordinary man in so many ways. Through this effort to help others, Mitch is remembered with much luv.
The Luv u Wall
The Luv u Project donated a climbing wall named, The Luv u Wall, to The Frost School. The climbing wall gives students the opportunity to stay active, problem solve and have fun while in a safe environment.
The Frost School, part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is a nonpublic special education day school located in Rockville, Maryland providing special education services to students grades 1-12 with emotional disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
The Luv u Wall has been bringing the students at The Frost School joy and excitement since it was built in 2016.