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How to Get Involved This Fall

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Maybe you’ve been thinking about volunteering with kids in Springfield, and maybe this fall seems like a good time to get involved. (Or maybe you know someone that you can pass this along to!) If so, know that we’ve got a place for you – whether you’re young or old or in between! If you’re […]

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Hayward Young Life is now Club 517

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The short version: The same great Monday night program for middle schoolers has a new name! Now, the long version! Let’s start with a little bit of SCYM’s history with Young Life:Since as far back as 1999, SCYM has run a middle school Young Life club in Springfield city, independent of (but in friendship with) […]

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Along with several other SCYM programs, GirlPower kicked off this past week for Clark and Schaefer Middle School kids. This is the fifth session (summer or semester) we’ve run the program, which is a partnership with the YMCA and focuses on health, beauty, fitness and self-esteem. I remember when the idea for GirlPower first came […]