Posts by Lesley Simmons

Learning Perseverance at the Game Plan Retreat

By Julia Higham On a Saturday in February, I had the pleasure of visiting the Game Plan retreat, and interviewing some of the boys in the program. In addition to their afternoon/evening meetings, the middle school boys attend Saturday retreats every month that include a lesson from a guest speaker, a service project, and a…

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February 2019 Newsletter

“I want to grow closer to Jesus Christ.”… This is not something kids typically share in front of the whole class. Read more here.

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December 2018 Newsletter

“I felt like I just started doing bible study with my homeboys, and I was starting to read the bible more and stuff from the program was coming back to me. I felt like this would be a good chance for me to apply my knowledge, grow in it, and give it to others.” Read…

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Oct. 2018 News

  Reaching the Whole Child  Acts4Youth is off to a great start this year because of your commitment to help us lead the next generation to loving God, loving others and thriving in the classroom. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening during the first month of school in both our in-school and after-school…

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Holy Curiosity

By Peyton Wells Acts4Youth volunteer and intern I was at a conference once, and I met this guy who lived among the homeless for a year to live out the Gospel. I was excited to have a chance to hear his story and understand his heart. I was itching to hear the impact he had,…

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July 2018 News

Social, emotional, spiritual learning doesn’t stop just because it is summer, read how Acts4Youth kids are continuing to expand their knowledge here.

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May 2018 News

Dr. Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Schools, shared her faith and hope for the youth of Baltimore at a recent A4Y event. Read what she said here.

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February Newsletter

“We use the same philosophy with our students that gangbangers and basketball teams use….” Read more here.

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