SAYM High School Boys Service Project

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The East Akron Parade and Festival was held on Labor Day September 1. The parade staged in the parking lot of Arlington Church of God and the parade route was along Arlington Street for about one mile from ten to eleven in the morning. Four high school boys  helped pick up trash in the staging area from nine to ten and we followed the parade route and then worked our way back to the staging area at the conclusion of the parade. Several spectators commented that Arlington Street “looked cleaner than it has for a long time.” The boys were treated to lunch at McDonald’s. Five different boys were then picked up for the second shift of clean up at the Festival which was held at Joy Park from eleven to two. Live music and free food were available at the Festival, which resulted in plenty of work for the second shift boys. These boys also chose McDonald’s for an after work early dinner. The boys all worked hard even though it was hot. The boys earned SAYM Bucks, which may be traded for gift certificates or SAYM logo jackets or hats. Service projects are an excellent method for the boys t learn that giving back to the community is a value for the community and themselves. Thank you boys for your efforts.


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


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 … [Continue reading]

Buffalo Ranch Trip


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. … [Continue reading]

Boys Monday Mentoring Enjoy Cookout


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 and mentees

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

SAYM Golf Dinner Register Table

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

Elem Boys Laser Quest 6-9-14

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]



  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]