We’re happy to share some resources that SCYM has developed and used successfully with students in our programs. These resources are free for you to download and use for educational, non-commercial purposes. Share with anyone you know who could use them! Just be sure to link back to this page. Thanks!
Is your church in a high-poverty area? Have you run into challenges serving kids from your neighborhood, from volunteer burnout, to discipline problems, to feeling like your programs aren’t working? SCYM Director Faith Bosland has written a free e-book, 5 Creative Strategies for Churches to Help Kids in Poverty. The book contains an overview of issues that affect kids in poverty, challenges churches may encounter while trying to help those kids, guidelines for successful programs, and several specific ideas for programming that addresses their needs. Click the photo or title above to download the book as a PDF.
- Small group activities for girls (non-faith-based): This is a master list of various activities we like to use, along with lesson plans, to build empathy, listening skills, decision-making skills, and self-esteem.
- My Life Line worksheet (to go with My Life Line lesson plan)
- Me + My Values worksheet (to go with Me + My Values lesson plan)
- Beyond Crowd Control Powerpoint; follows discipline strategies outlined in 5 Creative Strategies for Churches to Help Kids in Poverty
Camp Boost Summer Reading Clubs
- Free reading club curriculum available at Community Alliance for Youth
- Free five-day Pre-K reading club curriculum (multiple themes), written by Jack Legg
- Free one-day Pre-K dinosaur-themed reading club curriculum, written by Jack Legg
- Free one-day Pre-K food-themed reading club curriculum, written by Jack Legg
- Coming soon!