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To All Friends of SOY: Closing Information

To All Friends of SOY: Closing Information

Dear Friends of SOY, First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU for all you have done to support Serve Our Youth over the years. We understand that you had many choices of organizations where you could give your time, money and talents. Through your support you have been part of a team […]

In Memory: Lloyd Sandbulte

In Memory: Lloyd Sandbulte

It is with great sadness, but great honor that we are offer our prayers and sympathies on the passing of Lloyd Sandbulte. He has been a devoted mentor to Serve Our Youth for many years and truly lived our mission of reaching out to at-risk youth with the love of Christ. We thank him for […]

Thank You…Mentors

Thank You…Mentors

          January is National Mentoring Month and we would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all of those who have or are currently serving as mentors with Serve Our Youth. Your commitment, dedication, positivity, support and guidance is very important and extremely valuable to the youth we […]

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National Mentoring Month: We Need You!

National Mentoring Month: We Need You!

A Reason to Mentor: “Kids Involved in Bullying Grow Up To Be Pooer, Sicker Adults”

One of the main things that mentoring does is help remind children and youth that they have value and worth, because mentors take time to actively offer love, compassion, support and kindness. Mentor a child today and help us overcome the potential lifetime effects of bullying on our children by being a positive voice in […]

10 Simple Practices to Help You Experience Your Future Dreams

A Blog By Tony Morgan I’ve had several conversations in recent weeks with young adults either in school or in the early days of their careers. They’ve been looking for advice from me. I guess they perceive I’ve had some success. And, they obviously think I have experience. (That’s a kind way of acknowledging that […]

Community Based Mentoring

To All Friends of SOY: Closing Information

To All Friends of SOY: Closing Information

Dear Friends of SOY, First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU for all you have done to support Serve Our Youth over the years. We understand that you had many choices of organizations where you could give your time, money and talents. Through your support you have been part of a team […]

January is National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month

10 THINGS TO DO IN JANUARY 1. Learn more about mentoring and become a mentor in your community. 2. Join “I Am a Mentor” Day on January 9 and share your experience on social media using #SomeoneWhoMatters. 3. Partner with a mentoring organization to expand quality mentoring opportunities for young people in your community. 4. […]

One in Three U.S. Youths Reports Being Victims of Dating Violence

About one in three American youths age 14-20 say they’ve been of victims of dating violence and almost one in three acknowledge they’ve committed violence toward a date, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 121st Annual Convention. “Adolescent dating violence is common among young people. It also overlaps between victimization and […]

Institutional Ministries

To All Friends of SOY: Closing Information

To All Friends of SOY: Closing Information

Dear Friends of SOY, First of all, we would like to say THANK YOU for all you have done to support Serve Our Youth over the years. We understand that you had many choices of organizations where you could give your time, money and talents. Through your support you have been part of a team […]

Kids Caught in Child Trafficking Are Victims, Not Perps

Tough economic times and strapped government budgets are tearing our social fabric in the weakest places. One of the saddest and most gruesome examples is the steady rise in the commercial sexual exploitation of children, especially those who run away from home or broken systems designed to protect them. As leaders of programs to help […]

Daphne’s Story

Daphne’s Story

Daphne is a vibrant, intelligent young lady who landed in the detention center jaded, skeptical, and bitter. Daphne’s mom abandoned her at the age of 2.  Her dad repeatedly reminded her she would be nothing, just like her mom.  Daphne worked hard in school and found every job she could to prove herself and yet […]