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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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The good thing about SCYM is that we do not own a building or have any overhead costs other than staff and program expenses. SCYM exists through partnerships with churches and schools that are already located in the neighborhoods of the kids we serve. This allows us to maximize every donation we receive to serve […]

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Something Old, Something New

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The basement at Westside Christian Community Church was home to SCYM’s Stars Afterschool Program for Snyder Park Elementary for more than two decades. Members of the church and other volunteers from around the community would rally together for the purpose of sharing Jesus and helping Stars children however they could. The doors at Westside closed […]

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Heather Bielawski- STARS Director

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My role at SCYM as the director of the STARS program couldn’t be a more perfect fit! I am so excited that I have the privilege of sharing the love of Jesus with kids who may never have another opportunity to hear the Good News! I have always had a heart for children. In my […]

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Back to School But Not Yet Back to Normal

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The meaning of the word “normal” is something we are all trying to figure out the definition of these days. Last year’s normal looked like Girlpower girls sharing a healthy snack, Manpower and Wiseguys students learning about godly manhood, and STARS kids enjoying read-aloud time… all through a computer screen. These are not ideal circumstances […]

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Virtual Volunteers

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This past January, at our annual SCYM staff retreat and planning meeting, we were enjoying some great coffee while we prayerfully discussed what we wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year. One of our goals was to compile a video resource section for our webpage. We wanted to have this resource tab filled with videos […]

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“God’s Word is Never Quarantined”

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During this unusual time, let’s take a look at one of Gods “unusual ideas” of effective ministry. Enter: the Apostle Paul. Paul was sovereignly given, by the Lord, a mission and vision statement to reach every non-Jewish person in the world! Oh yeah, and to do that without a phone, car, or internet. What happens […]