Acts 4 Youth News

 

Invisible Wounds

Aug 19, 2019

By Lesley Simmons We all suffer from invisible wounds. I was with a group of friends recently, and one by one the women started opening up and sharing about difficulties, several acknowledging that they think they stem from hurts suffered when they were children or in early relationships. You often hear the term “invisible wounds”…

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Hear from a former A4Y student…

Jul 29, 2019

Acts4Youth News: July 2019 Continuing Impact “Hey coach this is me, Shamar Randall. It’s been a long time since I saw and spoke to you! And I’m just checking up on you to make sure you’re doing fine and to let you know I’m joining the Marines, well actually leaving for boot camp in the…

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Student Spotlight and More News!

May 16, 2019

  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

May 6, 2019

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

Feb 21, 2019

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

Feb 21, 2019

“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

Dec 20, 2018

“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

Nov 27, 2018

  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

Nov 26, 2018

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

Jul 31, 2018

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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