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Michelle Kenyon

I have been in Tyler for over 18 years teaching in various school systems in East Texas and working in the school photography field. Ten years ago, I answered a call to work in Children's Ministry where I was an Associate Director and then a Children's Ministry Director at 2 churches in Tyler. Currently, I have the distinct opportunity and pleasure to work for a local non-profit that empowers children and families through education and support all the while promoting strong healthy families and communities. One of my loves is the art community in Tyler. I had the opportunity to become a Docent at the Tyler Museum of Art when they had an extensive Dale Chihuly exhibit. The museum was transformed into the most glorious place. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Craig for 36 years. We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren who mean the world to us.

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A fun fact about me

I am an avid concert lover! My son and I start the summer concert season in May. Each year is a new adventure! This year we added a Broadway show into the mix. Now onto our next adventure!

Why I feel inspired to be a Woman Of Hope

As a woman of hope, I aspire to represent the silent voices in the harrowing web of sex traffic. My resolve stems from a profound empathy for those trapped in the darkest corners of exploitation, and an unwavering belief in their inherent dignity and right to freedom. Moreover, I am driven by a fervent conviction that every individual possesses an intrinsic worth and potential that must be safeguarded and nurtured. I envision a world where no person is subjected to the dehumanizing brutality of trafficking, where hope supplants despair, and where survivors are empowered to reclaim their agency and rebuild their lives. I am guided by a steadfast commitment to amplify the voices of survivors, to elevate their narratives from the shadows of silence to the forefront of public consciousness. Through education, awareness-raising, and legislative advocacy, I seek to initiate a collective response to combat trafficking, mobilizing communities and institutions to enact meaningful change. As a woman of hope, I recognize the immense responsibility inherent in this role—to serve as a beacon of resilience, compassion, and solidarity for those who have been silenced and marginalized. I am prepared to confront the formidable challenges that lie ahead, fortified by the unwavering belief that together, we can dismantle the structures of oppression and build a future of hope.

Community Involvement:

I actively participate in numerous community advisory boards advocating for early intervention in children's development, as well as those addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). Additionally, I serve on the Community Round Table for Christian Women's Job Corp, where I champion a "train to work" program. Furthermore, I contribute by facilitating mock job interviews for this organization.

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HOW IS MY DONATION USED?

We strive to be transparent and to ensure every donation is used to its fullest potential. Donations made to FTS support our prevention, crisis intervention, and community transformation programs as well as operational costs. 

For a more in-depth look at how donations are used, please take a look at our financials page.

CAN I MAIL A CHECK?

Yes, checks can be mailed to:
For The Silent / PO Box 998 / Tyler, TX 75710

IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  For The Silent is a non-profit 501(c)3   EIN#: 74-3193209

WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT FOR MY ONLINE DONATION?

Yes,  you will receive a tax receipt via email within one business day. If you have any questions regarding tax receipts, please feel free to call or email us anytime.

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