1BC Mentoring Groups Update!

Last week, the boys continued with their service project of cleaning up the local park. We partnered with Haltom City to adopta-a-spot, the local park. We cleaned up, posted our sign, and then persisted through dinner in the dark, as the electricity went out! The girls made thank you cards for our friends at the community center, thanking them for their building usage. Email auyd01@gmail.com if you would like to help out with these groups! Advertisements

New Program: SWARM Springdale

On Saturday, volunteers from Advent, Northwood Church, The Hills Church, and Academy at West Birdville cleaned painted our new facility, Springdale Apartments. Our SWARM program here will implement STEM learning, social lessons and character building for the community. Details to follow!

Advent Students Experience the Mavs and Brahmas in One Week!

On Monday, AUYD students and mentors attended the Dallas Mavericks game at the American Airlines Center. On Friday, they were treated to the Forth Worth Brahmas game! We thank each of these organizations for their contributions.

1BC Girls Visit TCU for a Basketball Game!

On Saturday, GIrls Club visited TCU to see the women’s basketball team take on the UT Longhorns.  Our favorite part of the trip was overhearing many of the girls say how cool it would be to attend college there! We also ran in to a TCU Showgirl at McDonald’s afterwards and she was gracious enough to sign autographs and take pictures. It was a fun Saturday for all!

1BC Boys Meet David Murphy!

On Friday night, 1BC Boys were treated to an inspiring message from David Murphy of the Texas Rangers. We want to say THANK YOU to the staff at Major Cheney Elementary and First Baptist Church Hurst. Because of these generosity, these boys got to experience a really fun night. They were treated to hot dogs, nachos, and apple pie. Just like being at the ballpark! David Murphy was very gracious and spent time signing autographs for all the kids. He talked a lot about leadership and the qualities he looks for in… Read More

1BC in the Community…

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.

AUYD visits the Perot Museum!

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.

A Video Recap of Our Year!

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2012 Review! Thank You To All Our Supporters!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views. Click here to see the complete report.

1BC Christmas!

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!

2012 KwanzaaFest 5K!!

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!

1BC Thanksgiving Dinner!

Last Tuesday, mentors and students met to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. We are incredibly thankful for the many adults that make AUYD possible!

A World Without Violence

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!

STEM at SWARM Spanish Square

On Saturday, students learned about simple machines and assembly lines. Best part was, the finished product was edible!

Living Life Together.

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.