Helping Hands aid Christian youth center

Mammoth Christian Youth Center gets a facelift thanks to some volunteers and the kids who use the center.

John Hernandez | Miner

San Manuel Miner

Last Saturday, March 22, a large group of kids and adults were lending a helping hand to Jesse Walker and the Mammoth Christian Youth Center. The group of volunteers included 16 kids and three adults from Bailey, Colorado Crow Hill Bible Church. They had come to Arizona to serve the New Life Bible Fellowship “Helping Hands Ministry” out of Tucson. Volunteers from New Life and the Tri-Community pitched in to help with yard work, minor repairs and painting at the Mammoth Christian Youth Center.

The Mammoth Christian Youth Center works with youth 12-18 years old in Mammoth and San Manuel. They offer free van transportation for kids in San Manuel. It is a non-denominational Christian youth group but even kids with no religious background can participate in their programs. “Sharing my faith is important to me,” said Jesse Walker who runs the youth center. “We do a lot of practical things in the community,” such as helping families in need of clothing or food, family counseling, and teaching kids life skills. “Kids get in trouble when they are not moving forward with life skills such as education, driving, work ethic, etc.,” said Jesse. The youth center has helped 120 students in the past five years but the numbers are down as people have been moving out of the area.

The youth program has helped many students get their GEDs by encouraging them and helping them study. They also have some generous donors that pay the $80 GED fee for those families that can’t afford it. They have helped kids with their driving skills and test. Sex abstinence courses and drug and alcohol prevention classes are made available to the youth at the center.

The youth center also has many fun activities that are supervised by their staff. Some of these activities include bowling, camping, and sleep overs. They have a church camp in Prescott that the kids can attend by working their way to camp. The kids do volunteer work in the community and participate in fundraisers. It teaches them to give back to the community and instills a work ethic.

The Mammoth Christian Youth Center is in need of funds. They are a 501-3C non-profit organization. All donations go toward activities for kids in the local community. They also collect aluminum cans that can be dropped off at 610 Old Highway 77 in Mammoth. If you would like to donate make checks payable to Mammoth Christian Youth Center or MCYC, P.O. Box 682, Mammoth, AZ 85618. If you would like to volunteer or have more questions contact Jesse Walker at 520-975-2653.

John Hernandez (116 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Sunday ‘Macros’ Photography Class and September Hours at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

    19 hours ago

    By popular demand, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park has extended summer hours of 6am-2pm through the end of September, allowing […]

    Jr. Panthers Expect Turnaround Season

    August 20th, 2014

    The Jr. Panthers’ football team was winless in 2013. Head coach Manuel Ortega knows his team has the discipline and […]

    Panthers 2014 Varsity Football Schedule

    August 20th, 2014

    With the 2014 football season quickly approaching, we are proud to announce the Superior Sun will provide game coverage each […]

    Hambly announces Students of the Week

    August 19th, 2014

    Leonor Hambly K-8 School has announced its Students of the Week for the week of Aug.

  • Stories Just For You

    Pinal Rural Fire Rescue hosts BBQ

    August 19th, 2014

    San Manuel Miner On Saturday, Aug. 16, the Pinal Rural Fire Rescue had a barbecue at their fire station in Mammoth.

    Miners enter season with new head coach

    August 19th, 2014

    San Manuel Miner The San Manuel football team will enter the 2014 season under the direction of recently hired head coach David Ward.

    Curley announces bid for Justice of the Peace

    August 19th, 2014

    My name is Peter Curley, I would like to announce my Candidacy for Justice of the Peace for District #4 which serves San Manuel, Mammoth and Dudleyville.

    County Code Compliance works with residents to prevent unhealthy conditions

    August 19th, 2014

    Pinal County Community Development Services, Code Compliance Division is responsible to our property owners and residents to ensure that our neighborhoods and properties are well-kept to enhance the overall image of

  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin