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STUDENT LIFE URBAN SERVE
We are pleased to report that the youth ministries of Student Life Urban Serve gave us a wonderful kick-off for our NSPIE University Community Cleanup launch event.
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Since 2013, Student Life Urban Serve has been a steadfast community partner of The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program – proving that children embody the secret to leading by example. This year, they sent volunteers from Indiana and Alabama to take on two service opportunities in Decatur, GA.
Service Project #1. Surprise Backyard Mural
For over 10 years, Ms. Sandrial Mason has taken care of seniors that choose to stay in their homes. Although many of these seniors are actively mobile, at times they need help with yardwork, running errands, doctor’s visits, grocery shopping, cleaning their home, and other life chores. Through her nonprofit she not only provides these services for seniors in her community, she also does an annual Christmas breakfast, toy drive and book giveaway at Cedar Grove Elementary School. It’s no wonder why projects at her home went unfinished. We decided to surprise her by finishing the paint job for her deck and creating two scripture-based murals on the wall in her backyard.
Service Project #2. Church Clean-Up
Similar to the original Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm Park project, we had a LOT of cleaning up to do. The church facility we will be using for NSPIE University had not been cleaned in a while and needed a lot of love. We sanded and painted walls, swept and mopped floors, washed windows, vacuumed, cleaned bathrooms, and pressure washed sidewalks. There is much, much more to do, as we prepare to create a community space that offers quality programs and activities that benefit all who come to receive educational and workforce training that will better the lives of their families. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the Volunteer button below.
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NSPIE University (pilot) launch scheduled for September 1, 2017
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Video featuring Urban Serve @ Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm Park
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Student Life Urban Serve is a Christ-centered camp for 7th-12th graders. It includes engaging worship from experienced worship leaders, learning through sound biblical teaching and Bible study, community in Family Groups, and 3 full days of serving the urban area of the local community.
July 11 – July 13, 2017
Daily between 9:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday through Thursday
Cross Assembly Church of God
3363 Midway Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Of course, none of this would have been possible were it not for the loving hands and hearts of the leadership team for our NSPIE University kick-off event.
First Free Will Baptist Church
Pastor Ng Mungbawi
Cross Assembly Church of God
At Your Service Enrichment Corp
Student Life Mission
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To participate in our next event, please use the resource links below or contact:
Dana Jewel Harris
NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program
NSPIE University Community Clean-Up & Move-In Event
NSPIE UniversityOur goal is to raise between $297,000 - $565,000 to hire part-time and full-time staff and train 150 students using our NSPIE University online learning management and Digital Badge & Skillcoin Rewards Micro-Credentialing Systems for a 12-month operation.$0.00 donated of $565,000.00 goal
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Social Return On Investment (SROI)
• Number of participants: 32
• Number of service hours: 160
• Number of service days: 3
• Number of digital badges in play: 8
• Skillcoin Rewards™ earnings potential: $2,496
• Digital badges collected: 0
• Skillcoin Rewards™ awarded: $0
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OUR “WHOLISTIC” GIVING APPROACH
We believe donations should benefit the whole service team, not just the group at the top that “allocates resources”. By converting your donation to philanthropy, we make sure:
- 70% of each donation goes towards the actual project
— 30% for student stipends as a reward for learning new STEM++ skills
— 40% for supplies, equipment, service-providers and materials
- NEXT Steps only keeps 30% of each donation
- We give any remaining project funds to the host nonprofit organization . . . because everyone needs to keep their lights on
- 30% Student Stipends
- 40% Project Funds
- 30% NEXT Steps
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- Your first, middle initial, last name and age.
- The name of your school, community group, grade, course and/or instructor/group leader/mentor.
- The name of your JEM Team and the role you play on it (if applicable).
- The name and address of your College Town project site.
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