Youth Employment Program Training Begins

On Tuesday, August 12th, our first class of students enrolled in the SAYM Youth Employment Program began their mandatory six training sessions. This first one was on “Money – How to make the money you work for, work for you!”

Other sessions will be on topics such as Anger/Conflict Resolution, Teamwork, The Job Hunt and My Career – Stepping Stones to Success. All of these are essential skills for success for anyone in a career – or in life. The experience provided by the SAYM Youth Employment Program and the tools taught in these sessions will help our students take the first steps toward long, productive careers!

Elementary School Children Enjoy Vacation Bible School

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SAYM and Macedonia Baptist Church partnered for a week long Vacation Bible School in July. SAYM provided transportation for 65 different children ranging in age between 5 and 12. The children were treated to dinner upon arrival, and then broke up in age groups to different classes to have a lesson, learn songs, activity games enforcing the lesson, and doing a craft related to the lesson. The lesson theme this year was John 14:6 where Jesus says, ” I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” The VBS concluded Friday evening with a Fun Day, where the children enjoyed an inflatable, basketball hoop, bowling, face painting, sno cones, and dinner.  Of course, the children all wanted to know if we were going to have VBS the following week! Thank you Macedonia Church for the great week of fun and learning and activities for our children. This VBS, like our weekly mentoring programs, provide a solid foundation for learning and hearing and understanding the gospel, that God loves them and has provided a Way to eternal life with Him.

Buffalo Ranch Trip

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On Saturday July 26, 17 elementary school boys took a trip to Red Run Buffalo and Horse Farm in Marshallville. The farm is owned by supporters of SAYM and they host a trip to their beautiful farm every year. The boys learned about buffalo and how … [Continue reading]

Boys Volunteer at WGC Bridgestone Tournament

Several of our High School Boys Volunteer at the WGC Bridgestone Golf Tournament.   http://youtu.be/3trwv7dcRPY … [Continue reading]

Boys Monday Mentoring Enjoy Cookout

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Monday is boys night out. Elementary and junior high boys meet year round and senior high boys will resume meeting in Sept. Monday is for Bible based lessons, learning who God is and learning that we are not God. Monday is for life lesson coaching, … [Continue reading]

COACH DRU JOYCE, FORMER LEBRON COACH, CALLS A FEW PLAYS FOR WINNING IN LIFE

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St. Vincent-St Mary head boys basketball coach Dru Joyce, who is probably the most well known high school basketball coach in the country right now  because of one of his former players just happens to be LeBron James, the best player in the world, … [Continue reading]

4th Annual Golf Event Is A Success

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The 4th Annual SAYM Golf Event was held on Monday June 16th and the weather cooperated and the significant rain did not begin in earnest until we were inside viewing the Raffle and Silent Auction prizes. Praise God, the event earned about $25,000 for … [Continue reading]

Elementary Boys Rewarded With Laser Quest Visit

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Elementary school boys are able to earn up to four points per mentoring night for "being A PRO." Attendance, Participation, Respect, and Obey. Once per quarter the boys who earn enough PRO points to qualify, are rewarded with a special event. Last … [Continue reading]

FORMER NBA PLAYER, BRAD SELLERS, SCORES BIG WITH MENTEES

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  Brad Sellers, former NBA player and first round draft pick of Chicago Bulls, was a big hit with mentees as a part of our AIM program,  he shared his story  of  how getting a good education provided him with so many opportunities, including … [Continue reading]

The Girls Are Back In Town!

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SAYM junior and senior high were forced to postpone meeting for Nov through Feb due to lack of leaders. God has provided two additional leaders and began meeting again in March. 10 to 14 girls are now meeting every Thursday evening at Macedonia … [Continue reading]