The Pursuit of Passion
The Discovery Land Company Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of its Life Pursuits program. Life Pursuits is dedicated to funding opportunities for youth in our communities to attend camps, participate on athletic teams, learn job skills, partake in leadership training, and have access to environmental and arts education.
“These children do not ask for material things to be handed to them, they ask for experiences and to be heard” says Foundation director Christy Nichols. “Often these youth struggle with family crises and don’t have access to experiences that help them mature in positive ways. All children want to celebrate their own identity – but first they have to discover it.”
Life Pursuits Director, Hunter Meldman, works with directors of programs, shelters, and group homes to support their goals.
“We cannot change the occurrences that began this cycle of abandonment,” Nichols says. “But we can listen to these children and help them now.”
Meet the Director
As Director of Life Pursuits in New York, Hunter has planned and sponsored many activities with youth organizations, as well as spent numerous hours volunteering at local community projects. Life Pursuits sponsored karate lessons in the town of Flanders through the Southampton Youth Bureau and Flanders Community Center. He has also coached middle school lacrosse at Westhampton Beach Elementary and youth flag football through Southampton Youth Services. He currently volunteers at Southampton Hospital, East End Hospice, and Heart of the Hamptons Food Pantry.