We are here to Mentor, Inspire, Assist
Mentoring is the foundation of the group, and for most of the youth assigned to 4OurKids, school is usually one of their biggest struggles and least of their priorities, and this highlights the stigma these teens are carrying around even more because academically, they are far behind their peers. Our goal is to get as many of the youth into summer school so that they have a healthy start to the new school year and a better chance of receiving their diploma. Within our mentoring facet, we help them find their niche and gain the confidence they need. Whether that is athletics, community service, or education, our goal is to introduce them back into a productive lifestyle, where considerate choices lead to positive outcomes. It is this part of “belonging” that helps these teens feel as if they fit in. The youth in the program make remarkable turnarounds with the path they choose to live. Even after leaving the program, they often come back year after year to help and to keep that connection with Carol Stark. They are never at a loss for words when they share their testimonies with others on how much this program has changed their lives. We have also seen tremendous response from the public as well and have received support from businesses and citizens alike of the local school districts. The youth in the program have been involved with the Akron Lions, the Woman’s Club, the Ephrata Fair, Speedwell Fish Club, LCBA, and so much more, and it can’t be left unsaid, how much of an influence that those organizations have had on these teens.
- Ham & Cheese sandwich and sub sales,
- Spaghetti dinners with auctions,
- Concession sales during “Concert By the Creek” at Ephrata Park. http://www.concertsbythecreek.org/,
- Local craft shows, Christmas on Main in New Holland.
- Helping sales,
- Serving at, donating auction items for, or making desserts for the spaghetti dinners,
- Working or donating desserts to sell at the concession stand Sunday evenings at the park,
- and selling their crafts and/or baked goods during the Local craft shows or at Christmas on Main.
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