LIT City

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L.I.T. CITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

1.) Lecrae Concert Trip-

We are taking atleast 50 students to the Lecrae "All Things Work Together Tour" in Charlotte on Thursday, October 19th. This is an amazing opportunity for students to have fun, build community, & be impacted by Lecrae's Jesus-shaped brand of Hip-hop music. It will cost about $35 per student to go! Many/most of our students cannot afford that so we are asking for 50 people to consider sponsoring a student. Go to www.loveoutloudws.com/give & indicate that your gift is for Lit City Lecrae Concert. If you are interested in chaperoning let me know this week! 

 

2.) Just 3 More Mentors/Advocates needed for 30-for-30 campaign

We still need 3 more men to step up to the plate as mentors/advocates for campers who attended camp clutch this summer! The commitment for a mentor is one school year & 3 to 4 in-person hang outs a month. Each mentor is trained, screened, & supported throughout the process. Please pray with us & spread the words that God would send laborers of love for this VERY important work! I recently shared a heart-gripping story on Facebook about one of the students that has yet to be matched with a mentor/advocate. (Check it out here.)  

 

3.) Lit City U -Recruiting New Leaders for Schools

We are recruiting new leaders for Lit City U. Specifically, we are hoping to partner with more college-aged students for this work & are in need of leaders of any age for Mt Tabor High School. We meet on the campus of Tabor every 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Monday. (3:30-5:00) 

'Lit City U' is one prong of L.I.T. City's 4-pronged youth development work. Serving on the campus of about 6 schools we create space for students to have #realtalk (dialogue) about the issues that impact them most & help them develop critical consciousness. The following 4 questions are our main points of focus:

1) Who Am I? (Identity)
2) Why Am I Here? (Purpose)
3.) Where Am I Going? (Destiny)
4.) How does my identity, purpose, & destiny intersect with & impact the world around me for good? (Social Consciousness)

If you or anyone you know is interested let us know! 

 

4.) FUNDRAISING for 2017-18 School Year  (Give a monthly $10 donation for 10 months)

Our prayer is that 100 people would commit to giving just $10 a month for 10 months. (September 2017 thru June 2018) On average Lit City impacts the lives about 300 students a month. Your giving will help us provide meals for our after-school club meetings on the campuses of about 5 schools, pay for educational, fun, & spiritually enriching field trips & retreats, provide key leaders with small stipends, fund community events & concerts, & so much more throughout the school year! To give visit www.loveoutloudws.com & click the giving tab. Enter the amount you'd like to contribute, designate the donation for "lit city", set it as a monthly gift. If you plan to join our $10 for 10 months giving campaign plz let us know by email.


FUNDRAISING for 2017-18 School Year  (Give a monthly $10 donation for 10 months)

We are in major need of your financial support this school year. Our prayer is that 100 people would commit to giving just $10 a month for 10 months. (September 2017 thru June 2018) On average Lit City impacts the lives about 300 students a month. Your giving will help us provide meals for our after-school club meetings on the campuses of about 5 schools, pay for educational, fun, & spiritually enriching field trips & retreats, provide key leaders with small stipends, fund community events & concerts, & so much more throughout the school year! To give visit www.loveoutloudws.com/give Enter the amount you'd like to contribute, designate the donation for "lit city", set it as a monthly gift. If you plan to join our $10 for 10 months giving campaign plz let us know by email @ thawkins@loveoutloudws.com


MENTORING/Advocacy
30-for-30 Campaign.

(Training on Tuesday September 12th 7pm-9pm)

This year's #CampClutch is in the books but the relationship building with campers is far from over! We need 30 men to invest in 30 campers for the 2017-18 school year as mentors/advocates. 30-for-30. No saviors or heroes needed. Just humble dudes willing to build with & advocate for marginalized kids in solidarity with their parents. Our mentoring/advocacy philosophy is founded on two passages of scripture: 
 

1 Thessalonians 2:8: "Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well."

Isaiah 1:17: "Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow."

Together these verses call us to serve through relationship-building, sharing the Story of Jesus, & advocacy work. We ask the mentors be able to commit to meeting with their mentees about 3x a month from late September - early August of 2018.  A mandatory training will be held for prospective mentors/advocates on Tuesday, September 12th from 7pm-9pm at the Winston-Salem Street School as well. If you plan to attend plz text your name to 336-750-6266 or email thawkins@loveoutloudws.com to register.