Type the main content for this list section here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this section. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section.
We are pleased to serve the teachers and students right across the street at Northwood Junior High. Over the years we have built a strong relationship with the administration and teachers at Northwood where we have had the privilege of serving an end-of the year Appreciation Lunch for the teachers, hosted parenting classes, provided mentoring and invited low-income families to our Christmas Store.
God has opened doors of friendship with families of this lower-than-average-income apartment complex and invited us to treat them as a part of OUR family. So, several times a year we invite them to join us in activities like:
- Wildfire Youth Group Nights - One Wednesday a month we take our friendship, games, snacks, worship and an encouraging message to the youth in the complex.
- Easter Egg Hunt - A crazy, happy, sugar-driven time for the young ones on the Saturday right before Easter Sunday.
- Back-to-School BBQ - Right before school starts, we serve BBQ hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, sno-cones and drinks, AS WELL AS much needed school supplies so that students can be successful in their upcoming school year.
- Christmas Store - Toys, clothing, household items ( all brand new) to help parents bless their kids with the same generosity that God has shown them.
Communities In Schools of Kent administers a mentoring program in partnership with the Kent School District. This service is a personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult from the community and takes place at the six schools where we have a site coordinator and a number of additional schools.
The service is school-based, meaning all contact takes place at school during the school day. Meeting at school during school means that the students relate all the positives of this relationship to school. If the relationship were to go outside the bounds of school, the association would no longer be about school. Although this is not tutoring, studies have shown that students who have a mentor do well in school and have a higher chance of succeeding due to increased accountability and individualized support.
Learn more about student mentoring here.
We've traveled from Hurricane Katrina relief in Louisiana, to Native American Bible School construction in California, to enhancing a Retreat Facility for victims of domestic violence in Alaska. Our call is to not only serve those who are on the front lines of ministry around the country, but also to grow and disciple the adults in our congregation to become great friends and servants of Jesus and of one another.
Pastor Kevin has been a pioneer in taking our teenagers to places some would say are "too radical for my kid." They've served in places like the tropical mountains of Jamaica, to the back alleys of Las Vegas and the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. His heart for training our teens is to not only see the world in which we live but to experience their needs and enlarge a heart of compassion for them!
A zany, crazy, and safe way to spend a Halloween night with our kids. We provide games, contests, and LOTS of candy for parents who want to bring their kids to a safe and fun environment!