Friday Interviews

I wandered down to our Rec Center and then outdoors to interview some of the kiddos who are here for our Rec Center hours.  As a bonus, I got a hug from a little guy and a glimpse of an octopus dish some youth were eating like walking tacos. Apparently $5 to the street vendor…

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Getting to Know Branden

Let’s meet Branden Hershberger, Aim Right’s newest intern. He arrived at the end of August, so this post is a little belated. Already we have greatly appreciated his friendliness and willingness to jump in and do whatever is needed.  Branden answered some questions for us. Read on!   Number of siblings: Two (an older brother…

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City Night: September 16

What was called Teen Night for many years is now City Night; it is Aim Right downtown’s Friday evening program for teenagers.      Ro and Lourdes Roman lead Aim Right’s outreach to teens. Friday’s City Night started with some get-to-know-you activities. Ro had four circles of chairs placed around the room; he projected four…

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Rec Center: Week #1

The past two afternoons, Aim Right downtown has come alive with the sounds of children as they enjoy our Rec Center. We couldn’t ask for a better location, as we are right across the street from an elementary school.      Our pool table is a big hit, although it’s doubtful any “by-the-rules” games of…

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More People = More Love

Our intern Aleisha writes…   Summer has come and left. September is here, and with September here, kids have been in school for a month now. And with kids back into school, that means our programs around here are up and rolling. This week is our first FULL week. We have something going on every night between…

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An Ice Pop and an Invitation

 Something very exciting happened at the end of August: we welcomed a new intern! Branden Hershberger is from Salisbury, Pennsylvania. He recently graduated from Rosedale Bible College in Ohio, where he majored in Youth Ministries.  It is great to have him join the team; he is pictured in the black shirt in the photos below.  …

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A List of Links

-An interesting Washington Post article: To attract young people to your church, you’ve got to be warm. Not cool. According to the article, this is what young people are looking for: authenticity, connection, and a sense of family. And it doesn’t happen overnight.-An informative report: The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The ImpactThis is rather lengthy, but…

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