Serving Families and Children in southwest Ohio since 1989 info@agapeforyouth.com Dayton 937-439-4406 Cincinnati 513-914-2971

Celebrating 28 Years of Serving

Today as an organization we celebrate 28 years of serving families and children in southwest Ohio.

We are honored and humbled by the trust that you, our friends, family and our community have placed in us.

We are thankful for the staff who work diligently to make a  positive difference in the lives of families and children.  We are thankful to our Board of Directors who donate their time, talents and resources in support of our mission and vision.

We are thankful for the hundreds of families who have opened their hearts and home to children in need during the years.  Your dedication to children who are  in need of love and care is inspiring.

We have watched children come into care at Agape and experience success, graduate high school and go on the advance their education.  We have been a part of children being matched with their forever family and witnessed countless adoptions over the years.  We have been there as families have worked diligently to better their lives for the opportunity to be reunited with their children.  We have been faced challenges together, addressed those challenges and celebrated the successes, small and large….because we believe in celebration!

Thank you for your support of our mission, your prayers for decision making and your serving alongside us.

We have been and continue to be blessed and we are “Agape Strong”!

Congratulations to Stephen Geib, Executive Director/Founder

Congratulations to our Executive Director/Founder Stephen Geib for being selected to receive the 2017 Bro. Raymond Fitz Award.Geib 2017 Headshot

Brother Raymond L. Fitz Award Winner

On March 10, the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council will recognize Stephen Geib at the 17th Annual Brother Raymond L. Fitz Award Luncheon.
The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Top of the Market in downtown Dayton.
Geib, Executive Director of Agape for Youth, is a highly accomplished, non-profit visionary with more than 30 years’ experience providing high-quality foster care, adoption and reunification services for young people and families.

The Brother Raymond L. Fitz Award honors people who exemplify Brother Ray’s dedication to nurturing and protecting children and families by his or her daily efforts in the community. Fitz is the former president of the University of Dayton. The Montgomery County Family and Children First Council serves as the lead human services collaborative addressing issues that affect children and families across the county.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the office of Agape for Youth, Inc. will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017.

In tribute to we want to share the following excerpts from his speech given on August 28,  1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

merry-christmas-32016 has been a year of growth at Agape for Youth, Inc. and we are thankful for all who have joined our team this year.

We have been blessed with our expansion into Cincinnati and the opening of an office there.  We have welcomed new Board of Directors members, new staff members, and new foster/adoptive families.

We have witnessed children being adopted into their forever family and rejoiced at watching the lives of those we serve through the programs at Agape be impacted in a positive way.

We are thankful for everyone who has played a part in 2016 being a record breaking year for Agape for Youth, Inc. and we look forward to the adventures that are ahead of us in 2017.

 

Tailgate for Charity

Calling all NFL fans in the Dayton area.

Sunday is your opportunity to watch the Cincinnati Bengals vs the New England Patriots game and spend time with NFL Alumni living in the Miami Valley.

Join us at the Dayton Racquet Club for football, food, and spend time with Jim Breech (Cincinnati Bengals), Mike Arthur (Green Bay Packers), Brandon Hayes (Carolina Panthers), Keith Rucker (Kansas City Chiefs), Dave Wilkins (San Francisco 49er’s), Brandon McKinney (Indianapolis Colts), and Alvin Hall (Detroit Lions).

Tickets are $60 person and include entry to this private tailgate, food, drink, photos and more.

Tickets can be purchased at https://agapeforyouth.com/october-16-2016-tailgate-for-charity/.

For questions or for additional information about the event, please contact Sandie Geib at 937-439-4406 x1102 or via email at sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com

Agape for Youth, Inc., NFL Alumni Cincinnati Chapter and BJ Kids 91 Foundation to Host Event

We are pleased to announce that Agape for Youth, Inc., the NFL Alumni Cincinnati Chapter, and the BJ Kids 91 Foundation have come together to host a special event, benefiting all three organizations.

Agape NFL Alumni Logos

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, October 16, 2016,  at the Dayton Racquet Club for an afternoon filled with food, football, and great competition as we watch the Cincinnati Bengals take on the New England Patriots.

We are honored to have the following NFL Alumni join us for this event:

Jim Breech, Mike Arthur, Brandon Hayes, Keith Rucker, Dave Wilkins and Brandon McKinney.

*Alumni attending may be subject to change and/or additional alumni may be in attendance at the event.

This event is limited to 100 guests.  The cost to attend this event is $60 per person and includes a tailgate party complete with beer, wine, and soft drinks.

A private meet and greet  one hour before the game with NFL alumni  will be made available for the first 50 tickets sold.  This will be complete with photo opportunities and time to talk with NFL alumni.

This event is sponsored in part by Crooked Handle Brewing and Cutting Edge Selections.

To purchase tickets or for additional information contact Sandie Geib at 937-439-4406 x 1102 or email at sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com

What an amazing night at the Agape Strong-Giving Hope for Tomorrow!

We are so very blessed to have the ongoing support from our Community, Sponsors, and Donors….you are greatly appreciated.

Gala 1

 

Special thanks to the absolute best of the best….Doug Sorrell, Nancy Wilson, and Adrian McLemore for making this a great event.

Sandie Geib and her Fundraising Committee were nothing short of spectacular…..enjoy the memories from the evening!

Gala 2

Featured Live Auction Item – Autographed Boxing Glove

Agape for Youth,  Inc. is thrilled to announce one of our featured live auction items for the 2016 Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising gala.  A boxing glove autographed by the late, great Muhammad Ali.

A boxing glove autographed by the late, great Muhammad Ali.

A video clip showing the glove can be seen below.

Boxing Glove autographed by Muhammad Ali

To have the opportunity to bid on this incredible auction item, visit

https://agapeforyouth.com/agape-strong-giving-hope-for-tomorrow-fundraising-gala/

 

 

Agape for Youth, Inc. Announces Adrian McLemore as Keynote Speaker for Gala

DAYTON – June 14, 2016 – Agape for Youth, Inc. announces Adrian McLemore as keynote speaker at the 2016 Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising Gala.6180 Denise Robinow, Changing Lives Adrian McLemore 12-2-10

“I am honored and thankful to have Adrian share his story with our guest at this year’s fundraising gala.  Over the past 12 years, personally and professionally I have had the opportunity to be a part of his life.  I consider myself fortunate that he has shared his journey with me, and with Agape”, said Stephen Geib, Agape for Youth, Inc. Executive Director and Founder.  “Adrian is a respected member of the Agape for Youth, Inc. family and I know that he has a great future ahead of him”

“I am incredibly proud of to be a part of Agape for Youth.  The staff have been supportive of me from the day I met Mr. Geib,” said Adrian McLemore.  “As a former foster youth, I am pleased to be part of making a difference in the lives of children in the foster care system today and want to encourage them that they can be a success and achieve their goals in life.”

Adrian McLemore came into foster care at the age of 6. For the next 12 years, he would span three states, bouncing between his parents and the foster care system. Since emancipating from care, Adrian has focused his efforts on improving the system and improving the lives of youth in care. In 2004, he cofounded a youth advisory board in Montgomery County, Ohio. In 2006, he co-founded and led the highly regarded Ohio Youth Advisory Board, a statewide board dedicated to serving Ohio’s youth in care and lobbying for better outcomes while youth are in care and when they emancipate

Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising Gala will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Dayton Racquet Club.

Over the past 27 years, Agape for Youth, Inc. has grown to a 27 person staff, with two locations, providing foster care, adoption through foster care and reunification services throughout Southwestern Ohio.  Agape for Youth has been privileged to serve hundreds of youth and their families and looks forward to future opportunities to “serve with excellence”.

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If you would like more information about Agape for Youth, Inc. contact Sandra Geib at 937.439.4406 or email sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com

Here We Grow Again!

Agape for Youth, Inc. is growing again.

We are Hiring

 

We have a position available for a Adoption/Licensing/Training Specialist

Position requires some evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; writing home studies, conducting pre-service and on-going training for foster families, finalizing adoptions, conducting case management for our adoptive placements, working with SACWIS, Auditing files, supervising interns, completion of Recertification’s and annuals for foster families and other related activities.

LSW is required, MSW preferred, Tier 1 and Tier 2 adoption assessor training very helpful.

In for information or to submit a resume, please contact Rodger Stauffer, Foster Care Manager at rstauffer@agapeforyouth.com or at 937.4349.4406 x1101.

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