Becoming Part Of

Can you feel it? The days just got longer, the California sunshine came out from hiding (finally!!!), yes, spring is almost here! What that means to YoungLives is that we are in the midst of so many fun and exciting plans! Starting with the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, Teen Prom, Summer Camp, Baby Bottle Fundraiser, Fall Kick Off Training, and even the Annual Giving Gala is already in the works. We wanted to share some ways that you can become a part of YoungLives events. If this is the year that you planned on becoming more involved, just do it – the Lord will meet you in it. You will meet some of the kindest, Jesus loving, self-sacrificing people ever – not to mention we really have a GREAT time together!

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – Saturday, April 27 :: 9:30 am-11:30 am

Need: Servers for Set up, Serving, & Clean up (this allows the volunteers that are being appreciated to enjoy a time of being served)

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Volunteer Appreciation

Teen Prom – Friday, May 10 :: 6 pm-9 pm :: Costa Mesa

Need: Dinner Sponsor (in the past we have had an amazing Paella dinner from local chef Richard Boufford/Just Good Fun sponsored by Barnabas Group and Corner Bakery donated a full spread, just to name a few.  Need: Tear Down Team (9 pm- 10 pm)

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Prom Night Dinner

Baby Bottle Fundraiser – May – June

Need: Grab a baby bottle from us, fill it up with coins, cash, or checks and CHANGE lives

Need: If you have a group that may be interested in this as a way to support local teen parents and their babies, let us know!!!!

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Annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser for Camp

Pancake Breakfast & Craft Fair – Saturday, June 1 :: 8 am-11 am :: Lake Park, HB

Need: Crafters! Rent a booth and sell your handmade items.

Need: Spread the word! This is such a fun community event, tickets are only $5

 

 

Summer Camp – Friday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 18

Need: Teen Mom Goodie Bags – we LOVE to be able to have a bag on each bed for the girls when they arrive to camp (some ideas – chapstick, hand lotion, sunscreen, candy, chips, handwritten note, $5 for the camp store/snack bar, etc…)

 

 

Fall Kick Off Training – Saturday, August 17 :: 8 am-1 pm :: Costa Mesa

Need: Join us to find out more about volunteering with YoungLives during the 2019/2020 school year.

 

 

Annual Giving Gala – Saturday, September 28 :: 6 pm-9 pm :: Yost Theatre, Santa Ana

Need: Mark your calendar for an incredible evening at the historic Yost Theatre in downtown Santa Ana. Dinner by 24 Carrots, inspirational speaker, teen testimonials, silent auction, and much more!

Need: Silent Auction items, services, and leads.

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet Kelsey

We are excited to introduce you to one of the many amazing moms that we have gotten to know at YoungLives. Kelsey found time in her busy schedule to answer a few questions that we threw out to her and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love getting to know her a little better and hearing how YoungLives has impacted her life.

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How long have you been coming to YoungLives? • I’ve been coming for a year now and it has been the best year of my life.

How did you find out about YoungLives? • Through my old high school. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was out of high school but wanted to try to connect with some mom groups and I knew that one of my high school teachers would know of some.

How would you describe what YoungLives is to a friend that doesn’t have a baby? • I would describe it as a safe, fun, loving group of people who are there to support and love on you with no judgment.

What would you say to another teen parent to convince them to give YoungLives a try? • I would say that you won’t regret coming to one meeting! The overwhelming amount of love and support that they give you just makes you feel that you are not alone. The mentors truly listen to you and are here for you no matter what. 

What is your favorite part about club night? • My favorite is when we break off into arts & crafts time. During this time the guys go off with the guy mentors and girls with the girl mentors. I like how we get a chance to talk more one-on-one with the mentors while doing a fun activity.

What are your dreams/goals? • To one day get married, have a good mindset on life, graduate from college, be the best mom that I can be for my daughter.

What’s the hardest part about being a mom? What’s the BEST part? • The hardest part is learning to balance being a mom, my social life, and school. The best part about being a mom is waking up and seeing my baby’s face. I love watching her grow and learn new things everyday.

Kelsey♥♥