youth

Children’s Christmas Party Ideas

The World Missions Department and the Youth Department partnered to create a Children’s Christmas Party program idea! It’s based on Share Your Christmas Joy campaign. This party will take you to celebrate Christmas around the world and in the meantime provide emblem and badge ideas for all of your Character Building Groups. Your children will…

Meet our Missionary Kids!

Hi, Central Territory Junior Soldiers, Sunbeams, Adventure Corps members, Sunday School students and Day Campers!  We thought it might be fun for you “meet” some of our territory’s Missionary Kids who are serving with their parents in Jamaica and Latvia.  We asked them all to answer a few questions about what life is like where they live,…

Fundraise Friday: Flower Pens

The Plymouth Corps Girl Guards recently chose to do a World Services fundraiser as part of their “My World, My Heritage” emblem.   They wrapped pens and fake flowers together in tape and created flower pens. The flower pens were sold in sets of 6 for $7.  After factoring in the cost of supplies, the Girl…

Teens Make a Difference in the World

This year four divisions decided to plan and participate in raising funds for mission projects. Together they raised over: $11,000! The Northern and Midland Divisions chose to sponsor projects in their Partner In Mission divisions/institutions and are sending the funds they raised to The School for the Blind in Jamaica and to Luly Camp in…

Fundraise Friday: Buy a Bag-Goat

One Project: FAST participant, Stephen Jordan, is a skilled craftsman so he began his own “Buy a ‘Bag-Goat’” campaign where he took orders for custom-made Baggo sets.  He received 13 orders for Baggo sets which he constructed and then, along with a team of youth, painted with various sports logos.  Stephen raised $1,375 for goats through…

Becoming New: Youth Mission Project Event in Japan

During four different weekends this Spring, young people of the USA Central Territory gathered to attend their annual divisional Youth Councils.  Did you know that Youth Councils is not something that is unique to our country? We invited Captain Christopher Marques, a USA Central Territory missionary currently serving in Japan as the Assistant to the Territorial Youth…

Project: FAST

The World Mission Department is excited to announce that the Project 24/29 materials have been updated and the program is being rebranded as Project: FAST!  Project: FAST is a Salvation Army youth event designed to teach young people about world hunger and preventable diseases that take the lives of tens of thousands of children every day. The…

5 ways to include missions in youth summer programs

Camps, VBS Programs, and Day Camps offer a unique opportunity to teach children about God’s love for all people and encourage them to get involved in missions. Here are 5 ways to incorporate missions into your youth summer programming: Celebrate Christmas in July Many children in Salvation Army children’s homes, schools and centers around the…