During the month of March, Hope for Augusta will have a table set up in the Welcome Center with ministry representatives on hand to provide information about our inner city ministry to children and teens. This year, HFA’s goal is to enable 72 children in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in College for Kids, and 25 sixth through 12th grade students to engage in the Urban Leadership Project during the month of June. Stop by the HFA table to learn more about the great work God is doing through this ministry, and consider if he might have you sponsor a student (or students) for camp.
In 2010, Hope for Augusta grew out of a Bible study for children that met in a First Presbyterian staff member’s backyard in the downtown Augusta neighborhood. First Presbyterian Church then began recruiting staff to build Hope for Augusta with tutoring, mentorships, and art programs impacting students from grades K-12. This year, the Lord has grown the ministry to be able to offer the following programs: Walton Oak’s Adventure Center After-School Program, Craig-Houghton After-School Program, Hornsby Tutoring, New Town (Bible study for K-5th grade students), Urban Leadership Project (Bible study and mentoring for middle and high school students), Arrow Art, and Hope Ballet. Through all of these programs students receive Bible-centered teaching, homework help, STEM instruction, music instruction, mentorships, and dance. Hope for Augusta volunteers have also been able to log over 1,000 hours of volunteer work at Craig-Houghton Elementary where they show love to the administration, teachers, and students in the name of Christ! All of this has been done to fulfill Hope for Augusta’s mission of bringing the hope of the gospel to the students of downtown Augusta.
College For Kids (Kindergarten – 5th grade)
College for Kids is Hope for Augusta’s education day camp where we seek to see students flourish in Christ through Bible-centered teaching, education initiatives, and personal relationships. Our goal is to have 75 students participate in College for Kids this year.
- When: June 4-29
- Where: Heritage Academy
- Each participant will receive:
- 20 free breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
- 60 hours in Bible, Language Arts, and Math instruction
- 4 hours in STEM instruction
- 24 hours of life skills, arts, and sports instructions through fun elective classes
- 1 week of overnight camp at Camp Grace, a camp located outside of Macon, GA, specifically designed for urban children and youth
Urban Leadership Project (Middle and High School Students)
The Urban Leadership Project is Hope for Augusta’s summer program for middle and high school students, where we seek to see students become the future leaders of Augusta to help our city flourish to the glory of God. At Urban Leadership Project, students have the opportunity to receive Christ-centered teaching, build servant leadership skills, work skills, practice education, and partner with others to serve their community. Our goal is to have 25 students participate in the Urban Leadership Project this year.
- When: June 4- 29
- Where: First Presbyterian Church
- Each participant will receive:
- 15 free lunches and snacks
- 15 hours in Bible, Math, and Language Arts instruction
- 4 hours of Work Skills instruction
- 16 hours of life skills, arts, sports instructions through elective classes
- 1 week of overnight camp at Camp Grace, a camp located outside of Macon, Ga specifically designed for urban teens.
It costs Hope for Augusta approximately $400 to put one student through four weeks of College for Kids (including one week at Camp Grace) or the Urban Leadership Project. Would you prayerfully consider providing a scholarship for a student to be able to attend our summer programs?
- FULL SCHOLARSHIP: $400
- HALF SCHOLARSHIP: $200
- QUARTER SCHOLARSHIP: $100
You may donate funds by…
- Making a check out to “Hope for Augusta” and writing “Summer Sponsorship” in the Memo Line. Checks may be placed in the offering plate or given to an HFA staff person located in The
- Commons during the month of March.
- Credit/Debit card at the Hope for Augusta table located in The Commons
- Giving online at hopeforaugusta.org/donate
For more information, contact Stephen Pittman, director of Hope for Augusta.