Boys to Men
Boys to Men was founded in 2000 to reach students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Originally using basketball as that means, the program quickly grew as the word got out in the neighborhood among teenagers and preteens. The group's founder, Kevin Skinner, passed the reins over to his twin brother in 2002 and Chris Skinner has been leading the group ever since. While the group has been involved in all types of sports, in-school Bible studies, recreation programs in apartment communities, summer camps and more, today the Boys to Men group changes lives primarily through its free afterschool program.
Karen’s involvement with Atlanta Youth Project began as a summer camp counselor in 1995. Now Karen runs a year round outreach and discipleship ministry for teenage girls that consists of summer camp, weekly Bible studies, and spiritual retreats. Karen seeks to build long-term loving relationships in order to demonstrate God's heart of compassion and impact lives for Christ for eternity, while also inspiring hope with practical guidance for a positive future.
Uplift Ministry desires to see urban boys, ages 11-18, enter into a personal relationship with Jesus, and to grow in that relationship so that they, also, may be an instrument that God uses to draw other young people to Christ. We use an eight week long summer camp, sports, and urban youth leadership training to impact inner-city boys for Christ. Our theme verse comes from John 12:32 - “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself."