Elementary Girls Enjoy End Of Summer Picnic


Fifteen of our elementary school girls enjoyed an end of the summer picnic at Goodyear Metro Park just before school started back for the new school year. Mr. Mike, Mr. Rob, and Mr. Melvin handled the picnic set up and cooking while Miss Sharon and Miss Raina led the girls on a “million mile hike” through the woods and the girls were given brown paper lunch bags with a dozen items listed on the bags to perform a scavenger hunt for prizes. The hunt included things green, beautiful, and fuzzy. Mr. Don tried to scare the young ladies with stories of bears, and snakes, and lions in the woods but the girls weren’t buying any of it. Mostly. The above three pictures show the girls at the start and finish of the “million mile hike” and several girls asked if we were lost. Not to worry, all made it back to the picnic site, with scavenger bags full but albeit a little more tired than at the beginning of the journey.

Hot dogs and hamburgers were wolfed down along with chips, watermelon, and lots of cookies.

After lunch, the girls enjoyed games of egg toss, water balloon toss, three legged race, and an egg carry on a spoon game. Prizes and candy were dispersed to all and the girls and “thank you’s” from the girls always melt the leaders hearts.

Elementary Girls Visit The Akron Zoo


Fifteen of our elementary school girls enjoyed at day at the Akron Zoo at the end of July. Miss Sharon, Miss Mary, Miss Avery, and Miss Raina had their hands full as the girls were super excited to “go on a field trip” and see the various animals at the wonderful Akron Zoo. The girls learned about different animal habits and interesting facts from the Zoo attendants at various exhibits and of course, the girls loved to ham it up in front of the camera. Feeding the farm animals and feeding themselves pizza and cookies for lunch were the favorite events of the day.

These special events are fun for the girls and leaders, but more importantly, these experiences speak to the girls hearts that they are loved and are valuable. This trip to the Akron Zoo, emphasized that God created a variety of animals for His glory, and that God also created each of them in a special way, also for His glory.

High School Program Gets Sports Equipment

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Stratton Church of the Nazarene is a small church located about 15 miles from Steubenville, Ohio in the town of Stratton, population 300. The church had a vision to organize a high school ministry from the neighboring communities and had purchased … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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.   http://youtu.be/3trwv7dcRPY … [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]