Posts by Lesley Simmons

Acts4Youth Annual Update

Last year was a momentous year with our first students graduating from high school. In our Annual Update, read a brief review of the 2016/17 school year and what is ahead for 2017/18. To read more Click Here

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New Curriculum: Wait Training

“Many of the kids don’t even realize that choosing not to have sex is an option. This curriculum helps them make a plan, including setting clear boundaries.” To read more click here.

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Q&A with a Volunteer Mentor

“Working with the kids is an extremely gratifying experience; the satisfaction of watching the kids grow and develop personally and in faith is great. It enriches my own life as well.” –Greg Barnes Greg Barnes is a second year volunteer mentor for Acts4Youth. He mentors 4th/5th grade boys from Walter P. Carter and Guilford about…

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Day in the Life of Acts4Youth

On the way to their homes from Acts4Youth, the boys in the Guilford/Walter P. Carter Elementary School Program agreed it was a “great day, one of the best ever.” It just happened to also be the day we selected to capture their day in pictures… To read more click here.  

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October Newsletter

After the lesson, Daniel asked one boy, who was wearing a gang rag, “Why do you wear that?” The boy told him that he admired the gang’s lifestyle. Click to read more

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Just Another Day in Acts4Youth

On a recent day… I met with a grandmother of a 4th grade student whose mom lost custody due to drug addiction and whose father who is nowhere to be found. Grandmom is doing her best, and her grandson is getting good grades and making friends. She wants the best for him and will do…

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