"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  Colossians 3:17

Youth Striving for Excellence MIT

Co-Leader:  Molly Hamm
901.299.9401

Co-Leader:  Alyssa Larson
901.820.6935

The purpose of Youth Striving for Excellence (YSE) MIT is to share the gospel by word and deed, showing the YSE students how much God loves them.  

This ministry initiative team began in 2014 when Olivia Howell who was a junior at Houston High School at the time returned from a senior high trip to Colorado.  After reading the book Kisses for Katie, Olivia began meeting with with Johnathan Todd, our mission's pastor about her desire to do mission work.  At first Olivia wanted to go to Africa but later decided to look for opportunities to serve in Memphis.  She teamed up with a like-minded friend, Caroline Craft, and found a ministry partner, Pearl Lee, who is the Director of Youth Striving for Excellence.  The YSE MIT is led by the senior high students.  Each year the leadership will be passed on to an upcoming senior high student.

Youth Striving for Excellence MIT Video

Avery Downing, Film Producer

Opportunities

Tuesday Afternoons
Join our senior high students each Tuesday afternoon.  We meet GEC at 3:45 pm, load up the van and drive to YSE to help tutor kids of all ages and all subjects.  We also provide a variety of fun activities for the kids.

Tutoring Schedule
Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
Oct. 3, 17, 24

Nov. 7, 14, 21 (Thanksgiving Celebration), 28
Dec. 5, 12 (Christmas Celebration)
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb. 6, 13 (Valentine's Day Party), 20, 27
March 6, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8

Summer Break
June 11 - 15
VBS for the younger children at YSE.  This will allow the older children of YSE to serve as leaders and role models for the younger children.  Friday will be our annual picnic and water balloon fight.  

Special Activities
Children of YSE will participate in single day fun activities such as Zoo Day (Oct. 10) and Roller Skating (March 13 - Tentative).

Events

YSE MIT VBS Water Day

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YSE MIT VBS Picnic 2015

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YSE Valentine's Day Party 2015

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Picnic for YSE MIT at Grace Evan 2014

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WaterDay during VBS Week at Grace Evan 2014

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Monthly Supported Ministry

Youth Striving for Excellence

2886 Allen Road Memphis, TN  38128

901.386.9300