Each year SCYM holds the SCYM Spring Dessert, a fundraiser that gives attendees a behind-the-scenes look at afterschool programs like GirlPower, Biz Ba$ics and STARS! It’s a time to rally around Springfield kids and take steps toward a brighter future for our city. This year is SCYM’s 20th Anniversary and the Spring Dessert will be […]
ManPower volunteers gather each week to encourage middle school boys and teach them about what it means to be a Godly man. Here’s what some of them had to say about their time at ManPower: “I am encouraged seeing these kids become men. My hope for as the guys are getting ready to go into high […]
January is GirlPower month around here! If you’re new to GirlPower, it’s an afterschool program for Springfield middle school girls that started in 2006. Girls meet once a week at sites around the city to talk, laugh, learn, exercise, and build healthy habits together. But GirlPower is more than just a program! We hope these […]
Somehow we blinked, and it was December. You’ve probably been saying to yourself, “Why isn’t SCYM following their usual pace of blog posts about kids in Springfield, that I’ve grown to enjoy so much?” No doubt as you settle in with a cup of good coffee, maybe a peppermint mocha, and click our URL to […]
If you’re like me, watching the Summer Olympics gives you all the feels: Athletes who’ve trained all their lives for this moment, parents and friends who’ve been by their side cheering them on, moments of glory and heartbreak, an athlete standing on the podium listening to their national anthem. We love it not just for […]
From strobe lights at worship to a new reading club, this year’s Camp Boosts brought a lot of exciting, new things! Scroll down to see just a few highlights from Camp Boost 2016.
Another week, another tragic headline – at least, that’s how it feels sometimes. We read Springfield’s tragic headlines – murders, assaults, arrests – and we feel sad, angry, afraid, maybe even numb. And maybe we start to believe there’s nothing we can do to change our headlines. But that’s not true! There is something we […]
Can we be “over-God-fident?” When we experience God moving on our heart to step into something new, it’s easy to find a reason why we’re inadequate or why we should put it off. Is our faith in our situation or in God? A great picture of this in the Bible is found in Exodus 4. […]