YES! (Youth Empowerment Services) is a multi-tiered initiative to bolster love and godly confidence in our neighborhood through a STEAM-based Saturday program, providing school supplies, serving our neighborhood MUST pantry, and partnering with Marietta City Schools social workers for Family Meal Sharing for winter and spring breaks.
The 2023 season kicked off in March as we prepared for Family Meal Sharing on April 1st. North River teams supported over 20 families with supplemental meals for the kids' spring break from Marietta City Schools. This continues to be a tremendous encouragement.
In May, we wrapped up our first season of YES! Saturdays back in-person since the pandemic. Participants engaged in weekly STEAM-based activities and sports in the Lighthouse Gym (thank you, Matt Tchir and 180 Sports). We concluded the season with a STEM tour of the Mercedes-Benz stadium. The kids were able to visit the locker rooms of some of their favorite Falcons and Atlanta United players!
God used our amazing volunteers to provide the kids with an outstanding spring program: Ebun, Garth & Ive, Christine, Robinson, Joe & Vanessa, Katey, and Matt. Thank you for bringing your whole hearts to serving the kids and making an amazing experience for them this spring. They will always remember God's love through you!
In July, River Kids hosted us again to distribute backpacks and school supplies at the Back 2 School Bash. Most of the supplies, however, we're given at the August pantry night at Marietta Sixth Grade academy- over 250 pounds of supplies! We supported the MUST neighborhood pantry both in May and August, serving over 200 families. We return to pantry night one more time in 2023 on December 13th.
We will close the season with Family Meal Sharing on December 9th (prayerfully supporting over 40 families) and MUST Neighborhood Pantry on December 13th. Please join us and experience what is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!
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