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How to Get Involved This Fall

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 ready for next steps, read on!

(And click over here to find why, in Tyler’s words, volunteers are to SCYM like Grandpa is to Christmas.)

We’ve got four afterschool programs starting up soon. Here’s a short description of each one, along with the volunteer “ramp-up” training sessions and the contact info in case you have questions.

STARS Afterschool Program is our K-6 afterschool program at two sites, Westside Christian Community and High Street Nazarene. Each STARS day (Mon, Tues, Thurs) the kids are picked up from school and brought to the site, where they have recreation, chapel time, reading clubs by age, and a meal together.

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What volunteers do at STARS: Read with a reading club of 3-5 students; play games with kids; help with dinner; just love the kids; or drive kids from school to the site.

STARS Volunteer “Ramp-Up” Days (choose one):
Monday, September 14, 3:30-4:30 @ High St. Nazarene
Tuesday, September 15, 3:30-4:30 @ Westside Christian Community (1335 Maiden Ln)

Program contact: Tyler Worley, 631-8719,

GirlPower Afterschool Program is a connecting place for Springfield middle school girls. Each week they make a healthy snack, exercise, journal, laugh, play, and talk about what’s on their mind.


What volunteers do at GirlPower: Do whatever the girls are doing, get to know them, listen a lot, and guide them in a healthy direction

GirlPower Volunteer “Ramp-Up” Days (choose one):
Monday, September 14, 4:00-6:00 @ Roosevelt Middle School (721 E. Home Rd., just past Springfield High)
Tuesday, September 15, 4:00-6:00 @ High St. Nazarene (1625 E. High St.)
Thursday, September 17, 4:00-6:00 @ Clifton Avenue Church of God (1408 Clifton Ave)

Program contact: Jessica Hanely, 419-564-8564 or

Manpower Afterschool Program is an afterschool hang-out for middle school guys with positive role models, basketball, homework help, and discussion about issues that affect guys.


What volunteers do at Manpower: Do whatever the guys are doing, read with them in small groups, help with homework if needed, guide them in a healthy direction

Manpower will tentatively begin Thursday, September 24, at High St. Nazarene. If you’re interested in being involved, contact Tyler Worley at 631-8719 or

Biz Ba$ics Afterschool Program is an entrepreneurship program for Hayward Middle School students, where students will learn about business, and start and run their own small businesses.


What volunteers do at Biz Ba$ics: Help students with activities, build relationships, coach and advise them about their businesses

Biz Ba$ics will tentatively begin Wednesday, September 30 at Southgate Baptist Church. If you’re interested in being involved, contact Leah Terrell at 776-8644 or

And if you’re interested in working with kids, but can’t make the afterschool times, there are plenty of kids who need a mentor! Contact Faith Bosland at 206-7812 or for more info.

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