If you have been thinking about volunteering for ASB and haven’t made your mind up yet.. now is the time to jump in! Programs for 4th and 5th grade girls are starting at Juniper and Elk Meadow schools the first week in November. Leadership/training meetings are offered in October so don’t delay! Female teens, college students and adults are needed for these elementary programs plus others that will start up in January.
Our 2016_17 theme for the year is “Embrace Education!” We believe by educating ourselves on a wide variety of character traits and virtues, we will be much better prepared to embrace those who are different from us and learn from them. Whether their interests are math or science, the arts or English literature, fashion design or sports, everyone deserves respect and acceptance. And while we learn about others and embrace our similarities and differences, each will also learn to love others as they have been loved. Sharing that love with others in our community and in our world is a huge part of what ASB is all about!
Below is a short statement from an OSU Cascades student who served with ASB last spring. This young woman is preparing to become an elementary teacher. Her story may not be reflective of your story but the impact the girls have on you may be similar. It’s worth the time and the love. Don’t wait any longer.. become a part of ASB and make a difference!.
The opportunity to serve with ASB was slightly out of my comfort zone because I am much more comfortable working with younger children, such as preschool or kindergarteners rather than with 4th and 5th graders. However, my time with ASB overall exceeded my expectations. Char is in amazing woman to work with and the trust she had in all of us was incredible. I had the opportunity to create a lesson with another girl in my class who was also volunteering with ASB and it ended up being very powerful. Although it was work putting together a lesson, the reward was amazing. I will never forget that day, and the small impact I had on those girls and the impact they also had on me.
asb-adult-volunteer-application-2016_17 Adult Application
2016_17-asb-teen-permission-slip Teen Application
It’s September and most everyone is getting ready to head back to school. Whether you are in elementary, middle or high school or college – there is most likely a place for you in ASB. Programs will begin later this fall so keep checking this web site for news as to when and where!
We were so blessed to have Katie Campbell on staff as an intern and camp leader this summer. Look at this amazing banner for Team Brazil that she designed and painted for camp. This woman represents ASB in all kinds of ways – shining from the inside out!
Our first planning session for the Go For The Gold Olympics-themed summer camp will take place at 9:00 am, June 24th at Hamby House – 62595 Hamby Road (across from Buckingham Elementary). Friday’s group will start planning for activities, decor and the general fun of camp, but will also focus on empowering all leaders to shine like the stars they are. Bring your thinking caps and your own unique experiences to help us get started on this creative process. Your attendance will contribute to the momentum of a fun-filled camp this year!
ASB girls and leaders have been busy elves this fall preparing gifts to share with others in need in our community. From crafting chocolate dipped pretzels and goody bags of food for homeless folks and veterans, to sewing fleece baby hats for teen moms, to raising money by making blankets for a Bend High fundraiser for a beloved teacher battling cancer – the girls of ASB have been sharing love around Bend just as they have been loved by many of you! We wish all of our supporters and encouragers a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to meeting more of you as volunteers, financial supporters, prayer warriors or participants in 2016! We need you to help us care for others in the coming year!