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Congratulations!!!

We received notification today that Sandie Geib, Promotions and Support Services Coordinator here at Agape is one of the 250 finalists in the Mary Kay One Woman Can Makeover Contest.  There were more than 132,000 submissions worldwide.

Makeover pic for website

The 50 first place winners will be notified on July 30, 2013 and the charity of their choice receives $5000.

We want to thank you again for your support and participation in this “Out of the Box” fundraising endeavor for Agape for Youth, Inc.

Please continue to visit our website for updates and notification on the results of the contest.

 

First Aid and CPR Class Cancelled

Due to a family emergency, our First Aid and CPR training this Saturday, June 1, 2013 has been cancelled.  Please contact Val Baker at 937-439-4406 ext. 13 for information regarding the rescheduling of this class.

 

Many Thanks!!

We would like to thank everyone for casting their votes in the Mary Kay Makeover contest to assist Agape in our efforts to win $5000 for our Youth and Family fund.

The winners of the $5000 will be announced on July 30, 2013.
We will keep you posted as we have news about how we placed in the contest.

Again, THANK YOU!

 

 

Grateful to our Military

The Staff, Board of Directors, families and children at Agape for Youth, Inc. want to express our gratefulness to the men of women of our military not only during this Memorial Day weekend but every day.  Our lives have been touched by the dedication and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes.  We encourage you to take time this weekend and thank our veterans and active duty members of our military for their service and say a prayer for the families that have had loved ones pay the ultimate price for our freedom.

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A “Get Out Of The Box” Opportunity to Raise Funds for Agape

In a “Get of the Box” moment, Sandie Geib, the Promotions and Support Services Coordinator here at Agape entered a makeover contest to win $5000 for Agape for Youth, Inc.

Makeover pic for websitePlease take a moment and cast your vote at the link below and share the link with your friends!  Your support in this is greatly appreciated. These funds will benefit the families and youth being served at Agape. https://m.makeovercontestmarykay.com/en-us/participant/local/f2885408d0a16927fa3b2d98bdab5d4f1090b288/?current

 

 

We All Need a “Pep-Talk”

Welcome to spring 2013!! Give me sun, a lot of sun…you know, the vitamin D stuff….and positive talk, give me positive talk with encouraging words and spirited conversation. Earlier this year I was introduced to Robbie Novak, AKA ‘Kid President’, and the inspiration he has brought into my life, and the lives of many others is virtually unbelievable. Robbie has become somewhat of U-tube celebrity. He begins his video with “we all need a pep-talk”. Adults, the world needs you to stop being boring…yeah you…boring is easy, everybody can be boring, but you’re “gooder” than that!! He goes on to use a number of illustrations one of which is “what would Michael Jordan do if he quit?,..oh yeah, he did quit, no he retired. I mean what would have happened if he quit in high school?..he would have never made Space Jam, and I love Space Jam!!” Through his inspiring videos Robbie continually encourages all of us to appreciate life, and especially to “create something that will make the world more awesome!!”. A little bit of detail on Robbie. This spirited encourager is a nine year old from the State of Tennessee. He is diagnosed with brittle bone disease, and has had over 70 breaks in his young life, yet one of his goals is to inspire the world through encouraging us to “stop complaining and dance”, which he in fact does throughout the majority of his videos. In reflection, while I have been very thankful to have special people in my life who have been responsible for giving me a ‘pep-talk’ when unaware to them, it was most needed, and thankful to be an encourager as well, yet I cannot help but to be drawn to the inspiration that Robbie brings with his humor, and a spirit of encouragement. I want to encourage all of us, if you haven’t, to take a few moments and like over 5 million other people, check out ‘Kid President”…..cause he is truly right…..”we all need a pep-talk”! Make today great, Steve

Why we do what we do!

Whay we do what we do

This is a photo of the letter one of our foster mom’s received on Mother’s Day from her foster daughter.    As stated by the Agape Youth Specialist for this little girl.  “I had to share this letter with all of you because it was so precious and a great reminder of why we do what we do.   This is a Mother’s Day letter from an 8 year old foster youth.This little girl is adorable but rarely ever says anything to anyone. She is very quiet, and is used to having her older brothers speak for her. Her words in the letter are not only so precious, but this is the most I’ve ever heard her “say.”

 

SAVE THE DATE! – September 12, 2013

Mark your calendars and Save the Date for the annual Agape for Youth, Inc. Fundraising Gala. This exciting fundraising event is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013 and is being held at the Dayton Racquet Club.

We look forward to an evening of sharing the mission of Agape for Youth, Inc. with the local community and raise funds to assist in providing additional programs and service to the families and children being served at Agape.

For information on how you can get involved in the event through sponsorship, donations or to be a volunteer, please contact Sandra Geib at 937.439.4406 ext. 11.Save The Date 2013

5K Benefiting Agape for Youth, Inc.

Join us on June 22nd for the annual Back to Health 5K at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering.2013 5k Flyer

Proceeds from this event will benefit the families and youth being served at Agape for Youth, Inc.

Registration forms will be available at the Agape for Youth, Inc. office beginning May 2nd.  Online registration is available at www.3000health.com and at www.keysports.net.

We look forward to seeing you on race day!

 

Congratulations to the Staff at Agape for Youth!

Congrats photoOn Thursday, April 11, 2013,  Agape had four representatives from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) on site here at our office to audit/review selected records in relation to Agape’s ODJFS License renewal as a foster care, adoption and reunification agency.

We are extremely pleased to share that Agape received feedback from the ODJFS representatives of 100% compliance in all areas reviewed!!!

Special thanks to Bruce Bridges, Supervisor of Licensing and Compliance/Intake, for coordinating all documents, and records for this audit, and all co-workers involved in the preparing of Agape for this license renewal.