Posts by Lesley Simmons

Student Spotlight and More News!

  In this Issue:  Student Spotlight: Tashawn Thoughts from a Volunteer Mentor Sponsor a Student this Summer Student Spotlight: 8th Grader Tashawn “Before Tashawn came to the program, he used to goof around a lot and didn’t know when to turn it on or turn it off,” said Ernest Prempeh, Acts4Youth’s Game Plan to Manhood…

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Thoughts from a Volunteer Mentor

Allowing Yourself to be Vulnerable Creates Opportunities By Andrew Haley, a mentor in Acts4Youth’s Pathways program. Andrew says he, “lives to create and drives to inspire through his passion of helping others.” He has been involved with many service organizations, including City Year, International Rescue Committee, and Alternative Breaks. When Andrew isn’t serving, he leads…

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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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