We were delighted to see so many interested participants at our Congregations for Children (C4C) breakout sessions at the Capital District IMPACT event in April. It is exciting to see the enthusiasm around school-church partnerships as we seek to meet the needs of so many of our public school children who need our help to break the cycle of poverty and become happy, successful, contributing adults in their communities.
Below you will find three documents that supported our presentation at IMPACT. Whether you attended or not, they will help you in your efforts to start a C4C partnership with a local elementary school or enhance the partnership you have already established.
The PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the C4C initiative, along with slides showing one of our more successful and unique programs at White Plains UMC.
The handout from Benson Memorial UMC outlines the process they went through to establish a new partnership this year with a local elementary school. They have experienced significant success in a very short period of time through their well-organized approach.
The C4C Volunteer Guide is a gift from our C4C Consultant, Sandra Honeycutt. This comprehensive and valuable guide is intended to help church volunteers prepare to work within the public school setting so they may be most effective.
While we spotlighted only two churches at the IMPACT event, we are aware that there are many active and successful C4C programs of varying sizes and approaches throughout the district. We are eager to assist you in your C4C efforts, so please feel free to call on us to be your partners in this initiative!
Capital District C4C Coordinator
Capital District C4C Consultant