youth & young adults




Camp Wonderopolis Who: Second to eighth graders Cost: FREE When: June 15 to July 26, though lessons will be available beyond that date on the website. What: Camp Wonderopolis is sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning and offers 42 STEM-based learning lessons that can be tackled at your convenience all summer long. Activities are broken into six categories including sports, technology and weather. Each lesson centers around a question and includes vocabulary work, videos, photos and an activity to drive the lesson home.     Camp Google Who: Ages 7 to 10 Cost: FREE When: July 13 to August 7 What: Camp Google is a four-week online summer camp designed to get kids exploring by asking questions about the world around them. The intro brings up some interesting questions like, "Why can't I tickle myself?" the tech giant has also teamed up with industry experts to create engaging content. Partners include Khan Academy, NASA, National Geographic and the National Park Service. Lessons are broken down into four themed one-week sessions that explore the ocean, outer space, nature and music  

EVERYBODY IS ONLINE NOW WHY NOT LEARN HOW TO CODE. This nonprofit foundation website is a great starting point for coding novices. It shares plenty of useful online resources and apps.  Be sure to watch the inspirational video on the main page. The January 2016 iteration is aimed at inspiring girls to code and features well-known women in tech fields, such as Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai as well as everyday women and girls who insist "if you can code, you can change the world."     CodeAcademy This interactive website is user-friendly and teaches kids basic code through fun and simple exercises that feel like games. THERE’S PLENTY FOR EVERYBODY TO DO THIS SUMMER-DIG IN            


mokI know you are happy that school is out, no more getting up early in the morning, no more homework or going to bed early.  But, what are you going to do that all that extra time on your hands?

You saying, I'm going to sleep late, hang with friends, watch tv, play my games....have fun!!!!

Do you know that we never stop learning?  not even doing fun stuff.  We learn how to do a better jump shot, be a better friend, we learn about the people, places and things we are around.  As we learn we grow, like I might have like baby food at one time but, I know I don't like it now, do you?

Here is a challenge for you-----if you're not already doing this, it's just an hour a week.  Pick someone in your neighborhood to do something nice for each week.  Here's an example: take an elderly neighbors garbage out each week or just spend time talking with them (that would be interesting).  I'm sure you can think of something.

Did you know that you are unique?  There is nobody else in the world like you.  They might look like you, have the same name or birthday but they are not you.


Psalm 139:14-16

The Message (MSG)

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.

I'm sure you have already discovered some gifts and talents that the Lord has given you.  If you haven't summer time is a great time to start.

Hey by the way, work the puzzle below and read Genesis 1 see ya next time