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March 8th, 2016 by Equipping Youth

Equipping Youth’s Year End Report July 2014 through June 2015

During the past fiscal year of 2014-15 Equipping Youth has supplied newly updated Teachers’ Manuals and other printed materials for Powerful Choices (PC) lessons for all three grade levels to 20 schools. Many hours of time were involved in updating and editing each of the three series of Teachers’ Manuals of PC. These were offered to the schools that had ever had our PC materials.

EY set up a display of our curriculum and handed out sacks of abstinence materials to teens and families at the Ball Park during the game on Faith Sunday, July 20, 2014. The packets included magazines and brochures emphasizing saving intimate relationships for marriage, STIs, how to make best friends and how to find real love. Many parents and youth asked for details of the PC lessons and expressed gratitude for the materials.

The Middle Schools of Linn county and Jones County continued to have educators for PC lessons for their students. These were supplied by volunteer teachers and volunteer Executive Director, Ruth Anne Eccles,

Financial Report – EY continues to have sufficient donations to meet most of the requests for assistance in teaching Powerful Choices lessons and to keep the absolutely necessary bills paid.

Donations for this fiscal year totaled $18,000. There were no salaries paid to persons working for Equipping Youth. All are volunteers; the Directors through the assistants with office work.

Vision for the future – We continue to receive requests to assist schools with PC lessons for the school year 2015-16. Some of these have never taught PC lessons or ceased teaching PC in 2010. Most need teachers’ training for new hires. Educators from EY would supply at least the first classes of each of the lessons to show the PC curriculum’s unique methods of interactive and demonstration discussions for self discovery learning. With adequate income staff could be hired to accommodate our requests for assistance and to pay for the PC curriculum and supplies. Our skeleton proposed budget for this year ending in 06-30-2016 is $133,455.

Please consider joining us in sharing righteous life skills’ principles with the teens of our communities? A onetime donation or monthly support promise would be an answer to our prayers. Your partnership will enable us to meet the challenge before us.

We promise the careful use of each dollar you invest in the youth of our communities.

Ruth Anne Eccles, BSN, MSN for the volunteers and Directors of Equipping Youth