S.A.Y. Yes Center
S.A.Y. Yes! Is a biblical-based program that takes place in an after-school setting. As a church-operated program, a long-term commitment can be made to the children, and the entire family– parents, guardians, siblings, and neighbors– can be enfolded in to the local body of Christ.
The goal is to give at-risk children a solid foundation on which they can build a successful future. Through the local church, each child is ministered to spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially. (Luke 10:27)
“I have come to believe that these desperate problems cannot be solved without strong commitment and risky actions on the part of ordinary Christians with heroic faith.”
Dr. John Perkins, beyond charity senior advisor, S.A.Y. Yes! Centers
Every time a kid drops out, it’s like writing a ticket to poverty.Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2002
To positively impact the lives of the youth in our community by being committed to instilling positive values and developing healthy long-lasting relationships. While using our wisdom and resources in helping to guide, love, encourage and support our youth into becoming not just well functioning youth, but into positive, productive members of our society who firmly believe in the unthinkable while realizing that God has, God can and God will.
S.A.Y. Yes! OBJECTIVES
We will minister to the whole child.“He answered, ‘Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ Luke 10:27
HEART (Emotions, Will)
Provide a supportive environment in which youth will develop into morally wise and emotionally strong leaders.
Provide a spiritually nurturing environment in which youth will develop into Spirit-filled, multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ.
Provide opportunities for healthy physical growth and development of future leaders.MIND (Intellectual, Educational, Occupational)Provide an intellectually stimulating environment in which youth will achieve appropriate academic and occupational potential.
Develop young leaders who are concerned for and involved in serving their community. One day Anthony will say, “Thank you!” to the Godly men and women he may have never met, but who made his S.A.Y. Yes! experience possible; people who faithfully prayed for him and the other children, and who asked our Heavenly Father to give wisdom and strength to his mentors. Anthony will also thank those who made his S.A.Y. Yes! Centers possible through their financial support.
- 13, 100 Minnesotans are homeless in any given night·
- 32% live in Greater Minnesota· 34% of Minnesota’s homeless population are children·
- At least 2,500 unaccompanied youth are homeless on any given night – a 46% increase since 2006 (Wilder Research)·
- 28% of children have single-parent homes as of 2010. (kidscount.org)·
- 42,324 is the number of juvenile arrests as of 1-2011 (childrensdefense.org)
Commitment Participants must be committed to the full school year. June 2015 Available grades K-12.
Schedule subject to change. participants will be notified of any changes.
Early registration is encouraged. Limited enrollment. Once maximum is reached a waiting list will be made available. Only serious participants need apply.
For further inquiries or to register please use the contact form below.
…the court ruled that schools were obligated by the state Constitution to do nothing more than prepare students for low-level jobs, for serving on a jury, and for reading campaign literature.The New York Times: June 30, ‘02
Each day CHILDREN with wonderful potential are falling between the cracks and are being LEFT behind.