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 We have exciting news—The SPC after school program has doubled the number of students on honor roll since the first term of the 2011-2012 school year! We would like to thank our donors and partners in ministry, after school program volunteers, staff, involved parents, and of course, the hard-working children. We are so very grateful for everyone who has committed themselves to these children. We celebrated this incredible achievement from our after school program students with an ice cream social.

This boost in grades makes planning for our May 2012 trip to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee even more exciting! The trip is offered as a reward for good grades, character and behavior exhibited by the students in our program. It is our hope and prayer that each and every student who exhibits good grades, character, and behavior will be able to go on the trip free of cost. Our parents are doing fundraising events to help to cover the cost, but you, as a friend of the ministry can help to! For more information on how you can get involved and help our children escape the city and experience the beautiful Smokey Mountains, email our youth coordinator, Rachel Riesgraf.

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Spring is always an exciting and energizing time at the Spencer Perkins Center! Each Spring, the SPC welcomes hundreds of college, high school, family, and adult mission teams from all across the country to participate in our Mission Team Experience. Without our mission teams, the SPC would not be able to serve our community in the same capacity. We are so very grateful for their service and cannot wait for our busiest mission team season to begin!

On February 11 we will welcome students from Barrington Christian Academy in Rhode Island for a week-long mission trip. February also brings our dear friends from With Justice for All from Iowa down to Jackson to serve. With Justice for All is a long-time friend and partner in ministry.

Mission teams are welcome to come year round! We are so grateful that the Lord blesses us with such faithful friends and partners in ministry. Are you part of a student group at your school? Is your church looking for somewhere to take a mission team? Are you looking to go on a family mission team? We would love for you to consider joining the work God is doing at the SPC! If you would like more information about the mission team experience click here or email Kelly, Special Projects Coordinator. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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 The SPC is in the beginning stages of planning a trip to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee for the children of our after school program. While this trip is still in the planning stages, parents, students, and staff are getting excited about it!

The trip to Tennessee is a reward for students who earn good grades, demonstrate good behavior, and show character development. This trip will offer students an opportunity to experience the beautiful campus of Camp Cedine where they will be able to participate in activities such as horseback riding, swimming, and other great adventures!

The parents of the SPC are actively involved in the planning and fundraising process. Pictured here are some parents and students at the second parent meeting held Wednesday, January 11. For more information about the trip and how you can support these children reaching for success, email Rachel Riesgraf.

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