Positive People Promotions, Inc.
A non-profit organization designed to empower students and improve life in the community. We offer tutoring and mentoring services for students free of charge, Particularly at-risk students in grades K-12 in Math, English and Science. It is our philosophy to handle every challenge with a "positive" attitude.
The organization's goals are to provide jobs and job training, increase income, business and ownership opportunities for low income and minority people to encourage economic self sufficiency within the community, to provide family training and parenting, to provide resources by contact and referral for any community needs such as teen pregnancy, drug abuse and treatment, homelessness, child abuse, gang violence, spousal abuse and prison aftercare.
About Mary Swanigan and the Founder
Mary Swanigan Memorial Scholarship is awarded every two years.
Mary Florine Swanigan born in Brinkley, Arkansas to Elbert and Lois Swanigan, (my loving grand parents) reared eight children with an eighth grade education. They all now lead very successful lives. She would sometimes worked two jobs to provide for their needs, never neglecting to instill in them the fundamental foundation of a reverence for God, family and to striving to be the best that they could be. After all of her children were out of school and on their own, Mary decided to go back to school and get her GED. After reaching that goal, she continued her education and received college hours from Toltec Community College. She later organized a community organization called Pinal County Self-Help Organization. She would assist individuals with furthering their education and striving for excellence despite challenges. An example of Mary?s legacy is her eldest daughter Fran Kelley, President of Positive People Promotions, Inc. organized in 1998. Fran also became pregnant at an early age and never went to high school, but through the
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