Our Impact


I was the program leader for the Shania Kids Can Clubhouse (SKC), a program sponsored by Shania Twain. SKC Implements the “SKC Clubhouse” idea to provide a safe, confidence-building environment to help kids learn and grow because Shania believes, “It's unacceptable for us to stand by and watch any child in this modern society suffer right before our eyes when there is something we CAN do about it.”

I was talking with Brandy White Elk of Innovative Real Estate Strategies (IRES) about the program and how I wished I could incorporate technology so the students could take pictures, record videos, complete homework assignments, research items, and of course, play games.

Without hesitation, Brandy offered for IRES to sponsor SKC and purchase four mini iPads. Within a week, she had already bought them. When we showed them to the students, they were thrilled! These iPads allowed the children to become creative and showcase all the events we participated in. They were the biggest hit out of all the fun things to do in SKC!

Brandy also came to SKC on behalf of IRES with backpacks and school supplies and other needed items for all of the SKC students. She spoke to our students about a career in real estate and the impact of saving money and purchasing a home. I will never forget how she had them sit on the rug as she explained real estate with them, showing them pictures of different properties. They were completely engaged in this activity. The students crowded around her, thanked her, hugged her...she is a natural with children!!

I am so appreciative of Brandy and Innovative Real Estate Strategies. They are an amazing real estate agency and are continually giving back to the community! Thank you for your sponsorship and for all you do to help others!

Susan Bourke
Counselor, Clyde Cox Elementary School