International Youth Advisory Council – “Back 2 School" Campaign
Imagine seeing people from all over the country pouring off of planes and stepping out of buses with book bags and school supplies that will impact and bless many families with school age youth within the Kansas City Metropolitan vicinity. Furthermore, imagine this being accomplished within the first day or two of our upcoming International AIM Convention 2014 in Kansas City, MO. Our IYD President, Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, IYD Chairlady, Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, and our International Youth Advisory Council Director, Aspiring Missionary Felicia Pickett, all agree that this can and will be more than an imagination. They all agree harmoniously that this will be a key turning initiative that will positively touch the lives of many.
"To be the piece of the puzzle to ensure that so many mothers and fathers have the supplies that their sons and daughters vitally need to return to school and prepared to learn would be momentous,” said Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, IYD President. He added that this would say to the youth that someone does care about us and others want to invest in our education. This will touch the lives of those in summer school and those returning to school in the fall as well.
IYD Chairlady, Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, also believes this is a great initiative. “How impactful it is to say to the youth and the parents of Kansas City, MO that the Church Of God In Christ cares about their children.” Evangelist Rodgers added, “To have the opportunity to sow a seed and touch the educational side of our youth is very important. It is a resounding statement that we care holistically about the youth of today.”
Our goal is to supply the students of Kansas City with the basic tools they need for a successful first day of school. Supplies will be taken to the convention center where the convention attendees will be able to fill a book bag with an assortment of school supplies. In order to accomplish this goal, the International Youth Advisory Council will need the support of the not only our International Youth Department, but our entire church on every level.
“We would like encourage the International AIM Convention attendees and all within our great church to donate a book bag with some school supplies,” said Aspiring Missionary Felicia Pickett. She added, “It will not only get the entire church involved and excited, but we would easily reach our goal as well. It will be a great sight to see.”
More information will be forthcoming in the upcoming days ahead. The International Youth Department will communicate specific details as to how this wonderful initiative will move from an imagination to a reality.
International Youth Department Church Of god in christ, inc.
AIM 2014 community initiative
Dr. Benjamin Stephens III, International President
Evangelist Joyce L. Rodgers, International Chairlady