Our 1BC Mentoring Groups have been discussing ways to get involved in the community. The boys group has decided to adopt a local hospital servicing ill children and the girls have decided to adopt the local nursing home.
We want our students to realize the importance of giving back.
Picking teams before ultimate football.
What can we do to meet that need?
What does our community need?
In late December, Advent took a group of 35 students and mentees to Dallas to experience the new Perot Museum. Afterwards, they had lunch at El Fenix. This trip was made possible by our partnership with Southlake Women’s Club.
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1BC Boys and Girls met together for to eat dinner, exchange gifts, and look at Christmas lights. A week earlier, each mentor and student drew a name and were given $1 with the challenge of making a card and bringing a thoughtful gift by only spending one dollar. Needless to say, we have some creative kids!
Early Saturday morning, students, mentors and volunteers woke up and trekked to Dallas to participate in a 5K. Our group came away with a total of 4 awards!
Last Tuesday, mentors and students met to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together.
We are incredibly thankful for the many adults that make AUYD possible!
On Tuesday, 1BC Boys and Girls met together to share a meal, and engage in a lesson taught by our friends at The Women’s Center. The students were prompted to draw and share their idea of a world without violence. Some of the answers shared were very telling of the daily realities with which our students struggle.
Thank you for helping us work at making their dreams a reality!
On Saturday, students learned about simple machines and assembly lines.
Best part was, the finished product was edible!
Yes, we meet weekly in mentoring groups with planned lessons, dinners, and fun times. Last Tuesday we carved pumpkins and enjoyed some treats a group. However, involvement in the lives of students does not stop there, as mentors visit students multiple days a week to check on them at school and home.
Below you’ll see examples of that, including mentors taking students camping, to soccer games, celebrating birthdays, cooking, and many other things.
It’s the small things that usually mean the most… Join us in transforming the lives of these youth.