|School’s out for summer and Revolution Teen Center is gearing up to provide some exciting opportunities for our students this summer.
2019 started off great at Revolution. Can we just tell you about our FUN Friday Night events? The students spent time with their friends while having the opportunity to do fun things in a safe and did we say FUN environment!
As we navigate this new journey, we are hearing the same thing over and over from our students- FRIDAY NIGHTS at Revolution are great! We kicked off the new year, in January, with Tacos and Trivia. In February, we had our first Open Mic night. The students sang their hearts out!! It was a brain teaser of a time at Game Night in March with PlayStation Virtual Reality and team building group games. Our Friday Night event in April, Open Mic/Karaoke, broke our participant record as we hosted 27 students and 10 adults. Come on ya’ll, that’s worth celebrating! The students had an absolute blast as they sang and danced. Some were too shy to sing so they enjoyed playing pool, air hockey and foosball! In May, we were entertained by Thor Ragnarok during Movie Night. On June 14th, we will have a community service project for our Friday night event. Canvases For a Cause will be here for students to paint a canvas which will go to a child at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Because of our amazing donors, we had the honor once again to host the Senior Celebration at GIVE Center East on May 7th. This year, we hosted 27 hard-working students who joined us in celebrating their achievement of graduation.
Our programming continues to be a great success. Let’s Talk for high school girls continues to be a time of sharing on Thursday afternoons. In March, we started a program for girls at GIVE Center East called Tru Girl Club. Volunteers from Revolution went every Friday and talked topics the girls wanted to discuss. Tru Girl Talk will continue when school starts in the Fall. You can imagine our excitement when some of these girls started attending Friday Night Events. We have placed Get Fit on the back burner until we find another trainer, if you know of anyone, please feel free to reach out to Karen Carey.
This summer we will celebrate Revolution’s one-year opening (June) and 5- year anniversary as a startup nonprofit (July). Details also are forthcoming for a Summer ribbon-cutting with Hearts to Nourish Hope. Keep your eyes open for a Save the Date invite for our 5-year anniversary celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Our summer program, “Build My Best Relationship,” offered by Georgia Center for Opportunity, starts June 6. This program, geared toward dating, teaches about healthy relationships. The concepts taught can be applied to every relationship students encounter.
As always, we wouldn’t be here without the support of our faithful donors and volunteers. We have the absolute best donors and volunteers! Join us in thanking New Beginnings Fellowship! They bring warrior volunteers and sponsor our food for Friday nights. In addition, they bring an amazing group of students whom we love! They are awesome!!
Thank you for your continued support! Please help us get the word out about Revolution Teen Center. We are Investing in Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Future.