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YES! (Youth Empowerment Services)

YES! (Youth Empowerment Services)

The mission of the YES! Program at the North River Church of Christ is be a bridge from our church to our neighborhood. We pray to be an outpouring of the love and grace of Christ by serving our immediate neighborhood through a STEAM-based Saturday enrichment program offered seasonally to K-8 students as well as gifting them with school supplies each July. The Saturday program exists to foster learning excellence, self-esteem, and teamwork; our curriculum is designed and executed accordingly. We also partner with the Marietta City Schools social workers to provide community families with food and clothing from various drives throughout the calendar year.

Volunteers rocked BACKpack 2 SCHOOL 2018!

XXL THANKS to all of our North River folks who served at the BACKpack 2 SCHOOL Carnival on July 28th which partnered up with the Young Families Back to School Party. It was a huge event and a huge success because of a team of 25+ volunteers who served with great enthusiasm as they monitored bounce house, made fresh popcorn, ran game stations, served pizza, entertained, cleaned and helped kids “shop” for supplies. We’d also like to thank the North River family for the plethora of donated supplies that have encouraged so many in our community!

YES! Backpack 2 SCHOOL Wish List

Summer = Backpacks! Our annual BACKpack 2 SCHOOL Carnival will be combined with the Young Families Back to School Party on July 28th from 4pm-7pm. North River members have provided the children of our neighborhood with backpacks and school supplies every July since 2015 and the loving impact has certainly been felt! Let’s gear up to do it again, family. From now until July 18, backpacks and school supplies can be placed in the donation closet of the auditorium foyer. Thank you for your continued support!!!

Here’s a simple wish list…

Backpack (without wheels)

Child scissors

24 pack Crayola crayons

Jumbo pink erasers

#2 yellow pencils

Clorox wipes

Box of kleenex

White Copy paper

Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart and/or gallon)

Cap erasers

Dry erase markers

Glue sticks

Composition Notebooks

Plastic folders with prongs and pockets (green, orange, purple and/or red)

Pencil pouch

Index cards

Bottle of glue

Wide ruled notebook paper

YES! THINK TANK on Feb. 25th- Please Join Us!

Calling all thinkers, decision makers, fundraisers, educators and overall world changers! The YES! Program is searching for more to serve with its Advisory Group. We need the innovative yet practical ideas to move our programming to have even greater reach. We will host a THINK TANK on Sunday, Feb. 25rd at 12:45pm in FLC 204. Lunch will be served. Email northriveryes@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…to GIVE

North River, now that we’ve been superheroes for orphans in Africa, let’s be SOUPERheroes for our Marietta neighbors! We’re gearing up to give out tons of coats, scarves, blankets, etc. to our neighbors at the Black Friday SOUPER Coat Event on Nov. 24th. Donations can be left in the Auditorium foyer donation closet now thru Nov. 19th.

YES! Black Friday

We are also collecting non-perishable for donations for our Winter Food Drive. Donations can be left in the Auditorium foyer donation closet now thru Dec. 13th. We could also use a team of drivers for the delivery day- Dec. 16th. Please sign up here on The City!

YES! Celebrates Fall Session

Photos courtesy of www.JPFramework.com

The Fall 2017 session was such a blast…what better way to end it than with some fun and games at Andretti Karting and Games! We are so grateful for the generous donation from the Andretti Team who treated our awesome kids to celebrate their commitment to academic excellence, teamwork and self esteem this year.


The Spring 2018 session will kick off on April 7th!

Sessions 2 & 3

After a break for Labor Day Weekend this past weekend, we’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled program this Saturday!

Sessions 2 & 3 were quite the treat!

Session 2 had the kiddos on the run……as they learned about the density of different liquids…

…and made visual art to represent the beauty of diversity.



Session 3 was tons of fun…

…with our friends from the Rubber Ducky Comedy Improv Group!

We also had a great time with our mentors making flip books, playing sports and having our creative problem solving class, Mission Impossible!