Birdies for Charity

Date: March 1, 2017 - June 6, 2017
Location: Principal Charity Classic
Event Details:

Freedom for Youth Ministries will be participating in Birdies for Charity this year! This program allows the community to be a part of the 2017 Principal Charity Classic by pledging a donation based on the number of "birdies" made by Champion Tour players. 100% of every donation comes back to the charity the donor selected and matching funds are available to organizations that raise more than $1,000! Register now through June 6 to support the kids at Freedom for Youth Ministries! For more information, please visit the event website

Winterset - Tuesday Nights at The Cellar

Date: Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm
Location: The Cellar Coffee Shop (111 S 1st Avenue, Winterset, IA)
Event Details:

Join us on Tuesday evenings at The Cellar! High school students enrolled in Freedom for Youth programs will be your baristas as they learn soft employment skills in our work training partnership with The Cellar. Email Valerie at vutsler@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

Huxley - Saturdays with Freedom

Date: July 15, October 21 from 8:30-10:30am
Location: Harvest Assembly of God (Huxley, IA)
Event Details:

Our cooking class students will be cooking and serving guests at Harvest Assembly of God in Huxley! Free will offering suggested. Contact Abigale at aball@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

Winterset - Prayer n' Pancakes

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:00-11:00am
Location: Winterset Freedom Center (108 E Court Avenue)
Event Details:

Join us in praying for the youth of our communities at the Winterset Freedom Center! All ages are welcome to come for a free pancake breakfast, Freedom Blend Coffee, and a prayer walk. For more information, contact Valerie Utsler at vutsler@freedomforyouth.org

 

Knoxville - Prayer n' Panckaes

Date: April 29th from 9:00-11:00am
Location: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum (One Sprint Capitol Place, 2nd Floor, Knoxville)
Event Details:

Everyone from the community is welcome to join us to eat pancakes, learn about Freedom for Youth, and enjoy a time of fellowship. Freewill donations will be accepted. Contact Knoxville Site Director, Kelsey, at kschippers@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

12th Annual Golf Tournament

Date: Monday, May 1, 2017
Location: Echo Valley Country Club (3150 Echo Valley Drive Norwalk, IA 50211)
Event Details:

The tournament begins at 12:00pm and is a best-shot event with appetizers and drinks to follow a great day of golf. Participants may register as a foursome ($600), individual ($150), or corporate sponsor. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the youth and young adults at Freedom for Youth Ministries! Register online or download the mail-in form to reserve your spot! For more information, please email Jacqueline Gibson at jgibson@freedomforyouth.org

Mitchellville - Dine with Freedom

Date: May 4th from 5:00-9:00pm
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ (Mitchellville, IA)
Event Details:

Crock-pot dinner hosted by Freedom for Youth students! Come and see the employment training skills the students learned this year, and enjoy a community dinner together.  Please RSVP at 515-707-5803 or sdelouis@freedomforyouth.org

Perry - Saturdays with Freedom

Date: May 13, June 10 from 8:30-10:00am
Location: Perry Freedom Center (1210 2nd Street)
Event Details:

Join us for breakfast prepared and served by our very own Freedom for Youth students! The meal is open to the public and freewill donations are encouraged. Contact Perry Site Director, Diana, at dyepez@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

Winterset - Saturdays with Freedom

Date: May 13 from 8:00-11:00am
Location: Winterset Freedom Center (108 E Court Avenue)
Event Details:

Join us for breakfast prepared and served by our very own Freedom for Youth students! The meal is open to the public and freewill donations are encouraged. Contact Valerie, our Winterset Site Director, at vutsler@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

Winterset - Open House

Date: May 18 from 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Winterset Freedom Center (108 E Court Ave, Winterset, IA)
Event Details:

Join us at the Winterset Freedom Center to learn more about Freedom for Youth, our kids, and opportunities to get involved. All are welcome! Contact Valerie at vutsler@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

Knoxville - Teacher Appreciation Event

Date: May 20th from 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Knoxville Freedom Center (114 West Robinson Street)
Event Details:

An appreciation event and open house for all local teachers! Contact Kelsey at kschippers@freedomforyouth.org for more information. 

Des Moines - Teen Arts Fest

Date: Saturday, June 3 from 10:00-1:00pm
Location: Des Moines Freedom Center (2301 Hickman Road)
Event Details:

Visit our Freedom Center to see the handmade items our 6-12th grade students created in life skills classes this semester! Each item available to purchase was made by a young person in Des Moines. Proceeds benefit Freedom for Youth and the young people who created the items for sale! For mroe information, contact Jacqueline at jgibson@freedomforyouth.org

Ready To Get Involved

I love to work with people who believe that the best way to effect change is to just jump in and do it. Our kids come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, much of which is incredibly unkind. To involve yourself in the life of another and to witness the change God makes as a result of simply caring for these "little ones" is truly life changing. Paul tells us that we, as God's workmanship, were created for good works and as a Freedom volunteer, we just jump in and do it. God receives the glory, the kids find love and respect, and we get to be a part of the thing…it doesn't get any better than that.

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