All of these are items that we share with our mentors as they go through training, but I think it is a useful exercise to share the principles of a recent paper written by Dr. Jean Rhodes from the University of Massachusetts – Boston and then write some of my own thoughts. 1. Promote the [...]
It was a real blessing to be a part of the Real Men Conference last year. I will be presenting Serve Our Youth Network and Mentoring again at this year’s conference. The conference is on Friday, February 24 at 7:00p – 10:00p at Rising Sun Church of Christ. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Mark [...]
During this season of giving thanks, celebrating miracles, and believing in hope, we at Serve Our Youth would like to take a moment to honor you for all you have done to help make the efforts of this organization so successful during the last year. We have seen firsthand what your prayers and support have [...]
We wanted to share with you two videos from our annual banquet last week. The first is a testimony from one of our long-time mentors, Melissa Mau. The second video is of Klayton Korver, former Drake Basketball standout and Director of Operations for the Kyle Korver Foundation and Seer Outfitters, who was our keynote speaker. [...]
Many of the youth we serve have been involved in the foster care system. It is almost a universal problem that there are not enough foster care homes to meet the needs of children and youth who may be temporarily place outside their home and for youth whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated. This [...]
Serve Our Youth Network will be holding two “Latte-n-Learns” at local coffee shops this month. Learn about our ministry and volunteer opportunities and have a chance to ask Shane Vander Hart, our Director of Ministries & Volunteer Development questions you may have at a couple of different coffee shops in town. The first Latte-n-Learn will [...]
Jim Hallihan, the executive director of the Iowa Sports Foundation and former head assistant men’s basketball coach for Iowa State under Johnny Orr, gave the keynote address at our 6th Annual Banquet on September 30, 2010. Jim Hallihan – Keynote Fall Banquet 2010 from Serve Our Youth Network on Vimeo.