Earlier this month, students met with members of local businesses to complete educational challenges during the second annual Tour de Biz.
Jeanne Cramer is a homeschooling mom who attends Cornerstone Baptist Church and began volunteering at STARS last spring. In the spring, Jeanne started working with a second grader during homework time. This little girl was really uninterested in doing her homework, so much that other volunteers had a difficult time trying to get her to […]
Maddie is a ten-year-old girl who loves singing, dogs, watching YouTube, and playing with her friends. When the school bell rings on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall, she’ll be bouncing out the door of school and onto the STARS van headed to Westside Christian Community. At STARS, Maddie loves getting a snack, playing board games […]
2017 wrapped up a few months ago, but here is a look back at 2017 “by the numbers.” We’re so grateful for the great big team for kids God has put together in Springfield!
We’re gearing up for a great summer of four (yes, FOUR) weeks of Camp Boost Summer Reading Clubs, and maybe you or someone you know would like to spend a week helping kids get a reading boost and learn about the Bible (and maybe even wrapping someone up like a mummy while learning about Egypt!) […]
Summer is just around the corner — one of our most fun (and craziest!) times of year, with four weeks of Camp Boost Summer Reading Clubs coming to four churches around the city: Maiden Lane: June 25-29 High St. Nazarene: July 9-13 Clifton Avenue Church of God: July 16-20 St. John Missionary Baptist Church: July […]
It was September 2016 when Cedric, a freshman at Springfield High School, was matched with a mentor, Rich Warren, Pastor at Trinity Missionary Church in Springfield. Today Cedric is in 10th grade, involved with ROTC, and wants to join the military after high school. We sat down with Rich and Cedric to learn what mentoring […]
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 […]
What if we told you that you could help hundreds of Springfield kids through quality programs, and feature your business at the same time? The Spring Dessert banquet, SCYM’s signature fundraising event, is coming up on April 9-10, 2018, at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center. Admission to the Spring Dessert is free, with a lineup of […]
Did you know that you have a superpower for good? It has to do with your influence on the people you know to give. Here it is: Your voice is 60 times more powerful to influence your peers’ giving than any other person’s. That means that no matter how well an organization can tell people […]