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For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.' - Jesus

  • According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty
  • Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.
  • Today, approximately 20 percent of all children in the United States are living in poverty. ...approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are currently living in homes that are either considered to be either "low income" or impoverished.
  • At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the U.S. lives in a home without a father.
  • 14.5 percent of U.S. households struggle to put enough food on the table. More than 48 million Americans—including 16.2 million children—live in these households.
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Sea Stars

Our location in a marine district presents the perfect opportunity to develop character in the teenagers we serve through a marine/boating program.  In this program, teenagers work as a team to refurbish donated boats.  When the vessels become sea-worthy, they are given boating lessons by members of the marine district in Fort Lauderdale, then they are taken out to sea by adult mentors.  Here the learn to work as a team by respecting each other, learning to trust their teammates and assuming the responsibilities of keeping the vessel afloat.  Through this program, we strive to achieve the following goals:

  1. To foster positive changes in attitudes and behavior.
  2. Facilitate development of better interpersonal skills.
  3. Develop a sense of belonging, responsibility and community.
  4. Support growth of healthy problem solving and learning strategies.
  5. Foster increased self-esteem, teamwork and life-skills.


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Youth Mission Trip

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