“Hi, I’m Molly. I’m new here!”
Saying this makes me feel like the protagonist in a teenage comedy. You know, the one where the new girl must awkwardly introduce herself in front of the class? (Aren’t they all like that?!) Well, that’s me right now… except I’m awkwardly typing in front of a computer screen. And I’m willing to bet that you all are a lot more accepting than those fictional classmates in the teen movie!
Like I was saying, I’m Molly Woodman, the new Outreach Coordinator here at The Kim Foundation. In this role, I’ll be running the foundation’s social media pages, working closely with the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition, and providing mental health awareness and suicide prevention education to the community through our Voice for Hope and Healing presentations.
It’s been a while since I was the “new girl.” I spent the last 14 years as the Director of Admissions at a local all-girls high school. Over the years I was blessed to work with hundreds of teenagers. While each girl I met was her own unique individual, each shared the common need to feel valued. One of my personal goals was to make sure every student I encountered knew I cared about her.
Feeling valued, included, and accepted are basic human needs, and we want everyone to feel that sense of belonging. The Kim Foundation works to bring that hope to people. We want everyone to know that they are not alone; that there is help. We also strive to educate others on how to reach out to those who may be in pain (because mental pain hurts as much as the physical variety). It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who is struggling. We will teach you how to confidently start that conversation.
I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a part of this phenomenal team. The work being done in this little office is making a big difference within our community and beyond – and I get to be a part of that! I am truly blessed to be here.
Molly Woodman, Outreach Coordinator for The Kim Foundation
Molly Woodman is one of the Outreach Coordinators at The Kim Foundation. Born and raised in Omaha, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from UNO. Molly spent fourteen years as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at an area private high school. Her passion for public speaking and advocacy led her to The Kim Foundation in August of 2022. Molly manages the foundation’s social media accounts, works closely with the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition, and provides mental health awareness and suicide prevention education to the community through the Voice for Hope and Healing presentations.