Young Life was the recipient of a grant by the Community Foundation that will allow the group to fill 240 spots to weekend camp at SharpTop Cove, without leaving anyone out because they cannot afford it.
Young Life began when a young pastor, decided it was time for people of faith to step outside the church building and walk across the street to the local high school. More than seven decades later, Young Life participants cross streets all over the globe into kids’ worlds to build relationships for Christ.
In Rome/Floyd County, the group “crosses the street” to Rome, Armuchee, Pepperell, Model, and Darlington School. They also serve high school kids with special needs through Young Life Capernaum. They have their sights set on beginning ministry at Coosa High School and beginning a local chapter of Young Lives (a ministry specifically to teen mothers) in the next year. Young Life has trained and placed over 50 college-aged volunteer leaders in our area from local colleges in Rome.
The grant provided by the Community Foundation will allow the group to fill 240 spots to weekend camp at SharpTop Cove, without leaving anyone out because they cannot afford it. The SharpTop Cove experience allows students to disconnect from technology and hear the truth about who they are and how much God loves them. They experience high-adventure, family-style meals, and first rate Young Life clubs filled with laughter, loud singing, and dynamic speakers.
“For more than 10 years we have taken high school students to SharpTop Cove. The grant from the Community Foundation allows us to pursue kids with confidence, knowing we are able to help them meet the financial aspect of the trip. Thanks to the Community Foundation, in 2019, we will hear more students than ever say, This was the best weekend of my year.”