I was inspired to start Friends Reaching Our Goals, Inc. or “FROGs” when I was 7 years old. I
saw something one night on the way home from my baseball game that would change the way I
viewed the world.
I saw a man standing on a street corner holding a sign that read: NEED A MEAL. I asked my
parents what it meant. They told me there are people in my community and all around the world
who do not have enough food to eat. It made me very sad inside, and I knew I needed to do
I decided to “Be a doer...Not a watcher.” Even though I was a little kid, I knew I could do
something to make a difference.
I saw a need, made a plan, gathered friends and set out to change the world!
FROGs was formed. It’s a kid run organization whose purpose is to inspire and mobilize youth to
make positive change. Our goal is to get youth involved with community service and
volunteerism showing them that giving back is fun! We fight hunger in our community with the
goal of ending hunger in our community and across the globe! Our motto is: Having Fun while
Helping Others. That’s exactly what we do.
My group has provided over 120,000 meals for the hungry through the Tarrant Area Food Bank,
helped pack 40,000 backpacks with food for hungry children through Backpacks for Kids
program, and helped serve over 2,000 families through the Mobile Food Pantry.
It’s my hope that my story and my group will inspire other youth to “Be doers” and show kids
everywhere that little kids can make big differences.
For more information about FROGs or to make donations, contact me at Lourcey@gmail.com or
PO Box 100761 Fort Worth, Texas 76185.
Always remember: No matter how tall or small you are...YOU can make a big difference!