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!
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 […]
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$ics and STARS! It’s a time to rally around Springfield kids and take steps toward a brighter future for our city. This year is SCYM’s 20th Anniversary and the Spring Dessert will be […]
What if we told you that you could help hundreds of Springfield kids through quality programs, and feature your business at the same time? The Spring Dessert banquet, SCYM’s signature fundraising event, is coming up on April 9-10, 2018, at the Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center. Admission to the Spring Dessert is free, with a lineup of […]
Did you know that you have a superpower for good? It has to do with your influence on the people you know to give. Here it is: Your voice is 60 times more powerful to influence your peers’ giving than any other person’s. That means that no matter how well an organization can tell people […]
What’s better than a night of great comedy? A night of great comedy for a great cause! The LOL Show, featuring clean stand-up comedy, returns to Champion City Vineyard in downtown Springfield, Ohio, on January 20, 2018. Tickets go on sale December 1. Stay tuned to purchase yours!
Yesterday 30 of our Biz Ba$ics Entrepreneurship students from Schaefer and Roosevelt Middle Schools and Springfield Christian School headed to downtown Springfield for a field trip like none other: The Tour de Biz. Eight businesses and organizations hosted six teams of kids for challenges related to running a business on this Amazing-Race-style field trip. Teams […]
Who has time to volunteer? Well, Matt, Jerome, Cydnee, Sam and Maggie do! Have you ever wondered what a SCYM afterschool volunteer looks like? We asked a few of our new and returning afterschool volunteers about their experience. They gave some great responses! Matt Rugh: Matt is a retired middle school principal and current youth […]
Here’s a confession: Working with kids usually feels like putting drops in a bucket. It’s slow, often unremarkable, and the moments you have with kids can seem insignificant. But I’ve learned that over time, those slow and steady drops add up, until one day there’s a bucket full of drops that is ready to overflow: A life […]
If you close your eyes and listen close, you just might hear the sound of a bus rumbling down the street, or a school bell ringing, or kids’ voices shouting at recess. It’s August, and as fast as you can say, “Where did the summer go?”, kids will be piling back into their classrooms. At […]