Project Transformation-Rio Texas is beginning its first summer of programming in the greater San Antonio area, and we need your help! Project Transformation’s mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support underserved children and families, and connect churches to communities in need. To accomplish our mission, this summer 24 college aged interns will live in community in San Antonio, and will plan and lead a summer enrichment day camp for 80 underserved children at three site churches in San Antonio and Boerne. Project Transformation interns provide high-quality, structured summer day camp programs that focus on developing the mind, body and spirit of our participants. Interns in turn build leadership skills by serving as positive role models for the participants. For more information, please visit our website at www.projecttransformation.org/riotx
There are many ways to get involved with Project Transformation’s work in the Rio Texas conference:
1) Read with our kids! We need volunteers for each week at each of our site churches to read with our elementary-aged participants for two hours each day. Our goal is for each child to read with one adult, every day. This is key to building literacy skills for our participants.
To sign up to read with our kids, please contact Stacey Porter, Project Transformation-Rio Texas Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up individuals or groups on our sign-up sheets for each site church.
Asbury UMC, San Antonio: http://vols.pt/9HCP6y
Laurel Heights UMC, San Antonio: http://vols.pt/V2AFBB
First UMC, Boerne: http://vols.pt/A5uvSU
Note: Volunteers with our participants must receive a background check. Please contact Stacey Porter with any questions regarding this policy.
2) Feed our interns! Our college-aged interns work hard each day planning and executing the summer day camp program. Help them feel welcomed in the Rio Texas conference community by providing a dinner for them. We are seeking groups to provide dinner for 24 interns and our house pastor, each Sunday-Thursday night between May 30 and July 30. This is a great opportunity to get to know our interns, and to hear about the work that they do every day. To sign-up to provide a dinner, please visit http://vols.pt/o9Z4EE or email Stacey Porter at email@example.com.
3) Donate supplies or books! Please contact Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your group would like to donate a week’s worth of supplies for a site—we give you the specific things we need for each week of fun and learning with our participants.
You can also donate by visiting our two Amazon wishlists: