We had a beautiful weekend with 19 of our Camper2Counselors at Camp Jekyll this weekend. During our time there, we went seining, enjoyed a dolphin boat tour, played on the beach, and more. We were also taught the “Love Notes” curriculum which focuses on healthy relationship development and how to make wise decisions in our relationships, led by Board Member and volunteer, Thomas Cotton. Overall, it was a great weekend with these campers and we already cannot wait until the next one.
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Join us in congratulating Alexis White as she enters her first semester of Law School at North Carolina Central University!
Alexis attended Camp from 2004 to 2009 and served as a C2C counselor and Intern with our Interns4Tomorrow program from 2011-2012. Since completing Kidz2Leaders’ decade of programming, Alexis returned to serve campers as a Cabin Leader and Adult Counselor, and even served on Camp Hope Summer Staff in 2020.
During her junior and senior years of high school, Alexis participated in a dual enrollment program where she simultaneously completed her high school diploma while attending classes at Georgia State University. In 2016, she graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s degree.
For the past four years, Alexis has been employed by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Please keep her in your prayers as she begins the next phase of her incredible journey!
We are excited to announce that our eight interns – Amir, Nick, Skila, Ngozi, Zionna, Khalil, Quay and Nilia – have successfully completed their summer internships and shared their experiences on Sunday, July 25, at the Intern Celebration. Business coaches, board members, friends and family gathered at Olde Towne Athletic Club where each intern made a presentation with highlights of their experience.
Shout out to our business coaches – Melissa Davis, Jordan Martin, Mike Gilliam, Katie Conway, James Cooper and Austin Edmondson – for the many hours they have invested mentoring our students!
And, of course, we are so thankful for the businesses that allowed our students the chance to work and learn this summer – CIO Partners, Jackson Healthcare, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics and Refuge Church.
Here are just a few photos from the Celebration!
All interns kicked off the 2021 summer with a final day of preparation at Jackson Healthcare, where they practiced their “elevator pitch”, participated in a series of mock interviews with JHC professionals and sat for their professional head shots.
Everyone reported to work on Monday, June 7, to begin their three-week internships. We are grateful to Jackson Healthcare for hosting us for the day of final preparation. Thanks to our four business partners who have graciously welcomed interns this summer – Jackson Healthcare, CIO Partners, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics and Refuge Church.
We were so excited to host 15 families for an in-person weekend of fun, faith and renewal at Camp Twin Lakes – Rutledge. Not even Hurricane Delta could dampen our spirits! Many thanks to our staff, Volunteer Family Pals and wonderful folks at Camp Twin Lakes who made this possible. Just take a look at the fun we had!
During a season filled with endless cancellations, we are excited to announce the launch of a new program for Kidz2Leaders Alumni, in partnership with Thomas Cotton of Redemption Advancement Alliance!
Thomas Cotton – Camp Hope pastor, board member, and friend to our alumni – will teach his curriculum during 18 sessions, through a combination of virtual and “distant” but in-person settings, to a small group of 10 alumni.
Once training is complete, Thomas will provide extensive one-on-one coaching to participants, helping them re-focus on their goals for their futures as Christian leaders in their communities.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
– Romans 12:2