The idea for this North District Ripple Project came about through a collaboration between our UNLV Campus Ministry, UNLV School of Social Work, and Clark County Step Up. Judy Tudor, a UNLV instructor who trains social workers about the needs of foster youth, meets regularly with college students who are alumni of the foster care system. She asked them what keeps them motivated to stay in school. Some had seen their friends receive care packages from their families and expressed a desire to receive something thoughtful like that.
This has truly been a year of challenge and blessing, and I am pleased to serve the Desert Southwest Conference in leading the North District in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through collegiate ministries at UNLV.
Proms, senior trips, graduations are the excitement of the season when loved ones and friends celebrate the milestone of graduation. This is also the time to lay the groundwork so that our youth maintain the connection to ministry.