As the end of the year approaches and some are looking at their end of the year giving, we found that we’ve been getting requests for needs and a “wish list”. If you’d like to help Center for Champions with any of our tangibles, here are our greatest needs and “big dreams”.
- Mechanical pencils (not all sites have readily available pencil sharpeners).
- Reams of printer paper and white cardstock.
- Cases of bottled water.
- Bags of wrapped candy (incentives…bribes really.)
- Gas gift cards (we spend $125-$200 each month doing pick-ups.)
- Monetary gifts or gift cards/certificates for Rooted Teen and Life on Life events (Avalanche Express snow tubing, Paramount Ninja Warrior Course, McDonald’s, Infinitos Pizza, The Coliseum, Applebees.)
- $25+ Walmart and/or Giant gift cards (helps offset the cost for monthly family gatherings and provide groceries for families when in need.)
- MacBook Pro computer.
- Donated items or gift cards for annual dinner auction.
- Sponsorship for mentor/mentee t-shirts ($450 – happy to put a company name on too.)
- 12 passenger van.
- Funding for another FT staff (we have opportunities for more sites but can’t take them without staff.)
- Warehouse in Harrisburg (if you happen to have one you want to get rid of.)
If you’d like to give a year-end monetary gift, you can do that here.
Thank you for supporting Center for Champions Youth and Family Mentoring! If you’d like to come to one of our sites and see what’s happening, give us a call. God is at work! We’d love to show you!
We are ready to launch the Steelton site on Thursday, November 2nd but we recently lost a few mentors for this new site. We are hoping not to delay the start any longer. If you’ve thought about being a mentor, we encourage you to take the step. Students need you and you can make a life-long difference. Sign up here.
We are excited for the launch of our Rooted-Steelton Site Mentoring program. It is a privilege to offer one on one mentoring through Rooted to students at Steelton-Highspire Elementary school. This new site will consist of 10-15 5th grade students. We will be meeting at LCBC-Harrisburg from 4:30-6:30 on Thursdays. BUT – we need mentors first!
Would you prayerfully consider becoming a mentor for a Steelton student? Rooted-Harrisburg this year has been excellent! It is so awesome to see students matched with caring, Christian mentors. Students love hanging out with their mentors and it’s not because they’re cool or funny but because they show up, they care and they want to invest in the life of another. We want to see the same thing happen in Steelton. If you are even thinking about it, contact us and learn more. Maybe you know others from your church or life-group, cell-group, youth ministry, etc…Help us spread the word.
If you are interested in learning more about Rooted – Steelton, contact us at email@example.com.
Summer is the best for kids! I remember growing up how awesome it was to get up, watch cartoons, go to the beach, hang out with friends. It was the best time of the year! Here at CFC, we want to provide great times and memories for the youth we serve.
This summer we are participating in Messiah College’s AROMA all sports camp, Mount Lou San Bible Camp, we are hosting Champ Camp with students from LCBC church, we are going on field trips to the pool, to a farm and maybe even a museum or two. The downside for us is there is always a volunteer shortage due to the daytime hours. This is where you come in. We are looking for a few volunteers that have some daytime availability. You can see our calendar here. Even if it’s just volunteering for 1 or 2 days, we can always use the help. If you are interested and want to take the next step, fill out a volunteer application here. If you don’t have the availability but know someone who does, pass the word. Help us help kids have an awesome summer break!
Throughout the week, Center for Champions offers a site based mentoring program called Rooted at various sites during after-school hours. Our mentoring programs are for students in 2nd grade through 12th grade.
Elementary and Middle Schools students are part of our Rooted Mentoring program where they are matched one on one with a site based mentor for games, teaching and academic enrichment.
Out teen ministry participates in career exploration, service projects, goal setting skills, bible study and recreational activities. One on one mentors are needed for each of these programs.
It’s our hope that all students enrolled at CFC (and even those not part of CFC) can be match with a Life on Life mentor where they meet with a caring, Christian adult 2-3 hours on a weekly basis for a 1-year commitment.