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Grant Recipients and Their Stories
Metro Ministries Board of Directors chose Brightwood Community Center as one of its 2017 Youth and Children Grant recipients so that more than 30 children would have a safe place to learn and grow during the summer. Many of the children not only build confident but also builds value of themselves. In order for them to become leaders of integrity, children must feel they have something valuable to offer. Read More
Lawrence United Methodist Church provides opportunities to children and youth all year around. The summer kids camps gives parents a safe place for their children during the summer with an emphasis on helping community's youth and parents expand, reinformce and maximize their strengths within the goal of a more united community and stronger family units. One of Metro Ministries' area of focus is leadership development. The children's camp activities and parallel youth leadership training support this goal in an intentional and focused manner. Read More
The Lawrence Youth Corps uses leadership development as a main focus for their program. The youth work through team building activities, individual opportunities for leaderhip with a team along with daily team and self reflections. Read More
The North UMC program for youth employment asks teenagers to work for six weeks to improve the community in which they live, but also to be transformed by their ability to work together as a team, to learn about each other, to learn about their God-given gifts and learn how to overcome fear and frustration through their faith and God-given spirit of perservance. Read More
The Metro grant team recommended the Share LT program this year for their risk taking mission with Lawrence Township School youth. Share LT unites community resources to create space for teens to flourish mentally, physically, and socially beyond school hours. Their vision that teens attending Lawrence Townships schools are safe and engaged in the community during breaks from school. Read More
The Trinity UMC Outreach includes an outwardly focused Vacation Bible School that focused on "Fight the Good Fight" with equipping youth to be prepared with the Word of God as a foundation for overcoming the struggles of life. They received Biblical instruction in daily Bible Classes. The children received further teaching on discipline and self-control in working with the horse ministry during evening session, and they received physical nourishment with a healthy meal. Read More
The Vida Nueva youth program works with children who are at risk, providing them with experiences and activities which they may otherwise never experience. The children in their camp come from families who face many and varied challenges. These may be monetary, they may be political, they may be linguistic or cultural. Read More
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