THANK YOU to all our volunteers and donors who have helped make this a terrific year for us and for all the kids who benefited from your help and giving!! If you are thinking of an end-of-the-year donation NOW is the time!
Click the link here for some year-end tips from the IRS on how to take advantage of this and make it worth your while ... and continue to support the youth at the same time!!
Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
A HUGE THANK YOU!!
to everyone who came out for this year's Holiday Silent Auction! It was a great success and helps keep our programs FREE for kids! Thanks to All!
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Fields of Grace Outreach is a youth development organization that has 5 different "fields", or programs, to help kids. Our programs in leadership training, life skills, discussion, recreation, and assistance all work together to help youth and young adults look to their futures with hope. They gain knowledge in beneficial skills like financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and also have fun in many outdoor activities to keep them physically healthy. Free training classes in CPR/AED and 1st Aid, also prepare them to be ready for emergencies. Whether it's a need for learning how to get ready for college, or a more personal need for school supplies or food and clothing, we can help. Check out our website further and see how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our classes or events.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Fourteen students completed the Dave Ramsey FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY JUNIOR classes this past week at Fields of Grace Outreach. Each financial literacy class was designed to teach beneficial, life-long lessons on how earning money works, how to save and pay cash, the importance of giving, and how to have fun spending on a plan. The lessons of working, giving, saving and spending were brought to life through fun stories in the activity books and exciting videos and songs. These lessons will aid the youth in their decision making now and throughout their lives, keeping in mind the FPU motto which teaches them "to tell your money where to go, rather than wondering where your money went."
Each participant received a free Financial Peace Junior Kit chock full of workbooks, magnetic dry-erase chore chart, stickers, zippered envelopes for Saving, Spending and Giving, and they also received a special Smart Saver Bank. The kits also enabled parents to access free online resources, books, and games for their children.
Volunteer mentors and parents aided students as they completed each lesson in their workbooks during the sessions and then youth and parents were instructed to work on their plans at home during the week.
Thanks to all the volunteers and parents, and also to Thrivent Financial. Through their "Action Team" initiative and Fields of Grace's Discussion Program, this program was offered FREE to all. Oh, yes! We also got free t-shirts!! Thanks!
Financial Peace University for young adults and adults will begin again in September 2017. Be watching for dates and times.
2017 "Inspiring Senior" Awards"
If you're wondering where all the money will come from for college next fall....for books, supplies and all the extras... don't forget to apply for the 2017 "Inspiring Senior" Award! One award will be given to a graduating senior in each of the 6 high schools in Schoharie County and to a home-schooled senior also. 2017 applications will be available online and at your school counselor's office in January and are due by May 14th, 2017. You can give them to your high school counselors or mail them directly to:
Fields of Grace Outreach
"Inspiring Senior Award"
P. O. Box 48
Middleburgh, NY 12122
Don't wonder where your money will come from for college! Apply for this award as soon as you can!!