With grateful hearts, we ask you for your prayers and support for the YES ministry. We hope to host at least 25 trips, and to double the number of students we are able to train up as service leaders. With your help, we will be able to provide scholarships for youth that are not able to afford the YES weekend trip registration fee of $150, and grow our new College Day and Family Day programs. Your gifts will also make it possible for us to meet the needs of the people we serve all over North America. The greatest gift you can give the YES Program is to spread the word about this vital ministry.
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Polamalu was featured by the Christian Examiner as a professional athlete who was “serving in the name of Jesus this Christmas.” You can view the whole article here.
FOCUS North America teamed up with BMAGIC at Bayview Hunters Point Back to School Celebration at Youngblood Coleman Park to help students get ready to go back to school. You can read the article here.
This past Thursday evening, FOCUS Pittsburgh hosted “The Light on the Hill celebration” at the Heinz History Center in downtown Pittsburgh. It was a wonderful night and there was an amazing turn out of support. One of the biggest moments of the night was receiving a $20,000 donation from Renovation Angel. FOCUS North America is honored to be Renovation Angel’s 2016 charitable partner!
You can read the story here.
In this article on OCN, three volunteer’s reflections of service are highlighted. Read the article HERE to see how life changing being a FOCUS volunteer can really be!
See an article about our summer feeding program in Phoenix on the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese website .
FOCUS North America is a major player in the efforts to end food insecurity among school-aged children throughout the country. In an article from September 6, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette highlights the efforts of FOCUS Pittsburgh’s backpack feeding program. You can read the full-length article here!
“During the school year, more than 21 million kids nationwide receive free and reduced-price meals, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture…”
To read the full article click here
FOCUS has teamed with Sodexo’s Feeding Our Future® Summer Meal Program to feed hungry children in Phoenix. Read press release here.