"And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security. You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will court your favor."
~ Job 11:18-19
Programs to Enrich the Lives of our Youth
Spiritual Soldiers Dance Worship Team
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The GIAOM Spiritual Soldiers Dance Worship Team are the organization's youth ambassadors to the local communities that we serve. The "Spiritual Soldiers" go out and service our communities by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and his teachings through son and dance praise. The participants in the program lives are enriched by having a well-rounded experience that includes dance, music, youth building workshops, volunteerism and compassion and respect for others.
Our "Spiritual Soldiers" do great works in the community by; volunteering their time to churches and other organizations to assist in their community events by pitching in to help as well as performing. In addition, they learn the value of being a "good neighbor" by; mowing lawns, doing light yard work, participating in food ministries and fundraising activities that benefit the community. They do all these things and more, to help make a difference in their community and the lives of all those that live there.
Volunteers are the heart of Great I Am Outreach Ministries and our youth volunteer program is more than just volunteerism, and more about embracing diversity, transformation and Christian charity. We teach our young volunteers respect and dignity in giving with compassion as well being conscious that we are all stewards of the earth and with that brings the responsibility of caring, nurturing it and protecting it and it inhabitants. We offer age and skill appropriate volunteer opportunities to youth from age 5 to 18. However, our youngest volunteers, up to nine (9) years of age must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian in order to participate.
Our Youth Volunteers participate in a wide range of activities that support the goals of the program in activities such as community gardening, distributing food and necessities to the homeless and disadvantaged, participate in collections and donation drives as well as creating and operating youth booths during our fundraising activities and so much more.
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Youth STEM Projects
"Education at all levels in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—STEM—develops, preserves, and disseminates knowledge and skills that convey personal, economic, and social benefits. Higher education provides the advanced work skills needed in an increasingly knowledge-intensive, innovation-focused economy and society.”
- National Science Foundation
"We must never forget what the STEM subjects have in common with sister disciplines like literature and history. Yes, they help us get good jobs, but they also help us grasp what it means to be human and live a good life. That is why STEM is truly among the liberal arts.”
- Linda Rosen, Change the Equation
GIAOM believes that exposing our youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at an early age and up until they graduate from high school is critical for not only Arizona's future but the nation, as well. GIAOM's Youth STEM Project is a labor of love and a program that we are currently seeking partners who can help us provide disadvantaged and at-risk youth with the opportunity to participate in a STEM curriculum.
What is STEM? The Arizona Stem Network sums it up nicely in a few sentences, "STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant learning experiences for students. STEM teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. It engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy. STEM also helps students understand and apply math and science content, the foundations for success in college and careers."
GIAOM understands the importance of a child receiving a well rounded education and curriculum that encourages group participation, hands on projects, understanding cause and effect and using reason and logic in their actions. We are committed to providing educational opportunities to those who would never have had the chance.
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Mentee to Mentor
We must teach our
children to dream with their eyes open.
The Mentee to Mentor Youth Program is slated to be in full effect by late spring 2019. designed to provide our young members of the community with connecting with a Mentor who can provide them with the knowledge and skills to help them feel qualified and capable in pursuit of their goals. Even more importantly mentoring will provide professional socialization and personal support to facilitate success in their educational and career pursuits in addition to forging strong, supportive relationships that encourage healthy life choices and increased self-esteem.
However, we at GIAOM feel one of the most rewarding aspects of the Mentee to Mentor Program is the establishment of a positive relationship that extends beyond the term of the program.
If you are interested in being a part of this fulfilling program, sign up for our Orientation Session that will be conducted in October of this year and in May of 2023.
Adults who wish to participate in the GIAOM Mentee to Mentor Program must meet the following criteria:
Be at least 21 years of age.
Sign a confidentiality agreement.
Participate in the Mentor Orientation and Volunteer Training.
Agree to record the times and dates of each contact and submit a monthly progress report.
Attend group events and activities as developed in the Individualized Success Program.
Agree to be a Mentor, or to be available as a Mentor, for a period of at least one year once you are matched. In addition, agree to contact the Mentee at least four times per month, with a minimum of one monthly face-to-face meeting, based upon the Individualized Success Plan.
Be committed and enthusiastic in helping to change and improve the lives of our Youth.
Please be aware of the Minimum Mentor Requirements:
Desire to make a profound difference in the life of a young person.
Willingness to spend a few hours per month with one's Mentee, a minimum of three times a month for one year.
The ability to pass a criminal, child welfare, and motor vehicle background check (Please Note: You bear the financial responsibility of obtaining all background check materials/documentation.)
Successful completion of an initial interview, reference check, and one (1) Preliminary Training Session not to exceed one eight (8) hour day.
Willingness to participate in monthly group Mentor to Mentee Program activities in addition to quarterly ongoing training sessions.
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