SAYM High School Boys Give Back

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The East Akron community has a proud tradition of organizing a Labor Day parade and this year was no different. The various churches, youth organizations, and community leaders, including Mayoral candidates Eddie Sipplen and Daniel Horrigan gathered in the parking lot at Arlington Church Of God to prepare for their parade march. Several organizations threw candy to the youngest of the onlookers, and much literature was passed out as well.

Between the trash discarded at the initial gathering point, and the trash generated along the parade route, four high school boys and Mr. Don collected a dozen bags of trash. The gathering place and parade route was cleaner after the parade than before the parade as the boys executed their assigned duties flawlessly and selflessly. The two dozen donuts consumed prior to the clean up service project propelled the boys to maximum speed!

Service projects such as this teach the SAYM youth that life lessons handled properly generate growth of self. Life lessons include learning to love our community and to give back to our community, whether one hears a “thank you” or not. God sees our actions and knows our hearts. He was pleased with these boys actions and hearts on Labor Day.

Northern Ohio Golf Charities Grant Provides 4th SAYM Van


Thanks be to God for His wonderful provision. SAYM has experienced blessed growth in attendance for our mentoring programs which dictated we pursue a fourth van. SAYM Board President Michael Robinson was selected to participate in Leadership Akron’s 31st class last year. Through Leadership Akron, Michael developed a relationship with a representative with Northern Ohio Golf Charities which resulted in SAYM opportunity to present our grant request for $35,000 to secure a much needed fourth van. Mary Breece, SAYM Grant Writer presented our case with professionalism and enthusiasm and God answered our prayers with a resounding “yes!”

The pictures above show off the SAYM logo as well as give credit to Northern Ohio Golf Charities for their generosity. The van was put into service in June and our children and students love being transported to mentoring and special events in the new SAYM “ride.”

Thank you Northern Ohio Golf Charities!


Board Bullets

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High School Girls Earn Money For Scholastic Excellence

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Thank You – Funding Sponsors

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SAYM 5th Annual Golf Outing A Success!


    SAYM held our 5th Annual Golf Outing on Monday June 22 at Ohio Prestwick Country Club in Uniontown, Ohio. It was a brilliant sunny day and for the second time in five years, there was no rain on the event. 72 golfers participated and … [Continue reading]

Elem Girls End Of School Year Party


How can one mix great food and fun with a mixture of sadness? First, the fun part. The SAYM Elementary School girls program is for K thru 6th grade, and the girls had a blast at their end of school year party. We opened the party for 41 girls with a … [Continue reading]

SAYM Girls Give Back


Last Saturday Miss Mary and Miss Kelly took eight 5-6th grade girls to Summit Missions in Green, for a volunteer day. The girls were picked up at 7:30 am and enjoys donut holes on the way. The Directors of Summit Missions shared about the ministry … [Continue reading]

Mr. Vince

Mr. Vince

  Who is Mr. Vince? Mr. Vince is the SAYM High School Director. Mr. Vince invests countless hours with our high school students leading Monday and Tuesday night rap sessions and also mentoring students in the schools and after school hours. … [Continue reading]

SAYM Golf Event Critical to SAYM Funding

SAYM Golf Chevalier

The event is Monday, June 22 SAYM requests your support to make our 5th Annual Golf Event a success. This is our only fundraiser which accounts for nearly 25% of our funding each year. You can see from the pictures above that this event is … [Continue reading]