Shame_450Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at Camp David of the Ozarks Banquet for Hope. Their summer camp for prisoners’ kids is very similar to our ministry to at-risk youth, Breakaway Outreach.

Founders Benjamin and Grace Smith are inspiring folks who have written a powerful book about working with at-risk youth called Shame is No Longer My Name. Here are four reasons why you should read this book:

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This afternoon is Breakaway’s Christmas party for prisoners’ children.

The United States has the largest prison population in the Western world.

In 2006, over 2.2 million men and women were in American federal, state, and local prisons and jails. Since 1970, the rate of imprisonment in the US has risen over 400 per cent, and the average length of prison sentences has grown substantially.

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Breakaway Outreach will be facilitating multiple camps throughout the summer for prisoners’ kids, under-served children, and at-risk youth. Our first camping experience kicks off in just a few days (June 4) in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Here are some specific ways you can pray for our summer Kidz Camps…

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Breakaway’s Dodging Delinquency Charity Dodgeball Tournament to help send prisoners’ kids to summer camp this year. Your sportsmanship was incredible and your support will go a long way in empowering the lives of at-risk kids in our community. Thank you Hamilton Place Menchies; your yogurt is amazing and your dodgeballs were perfect! Thank you Little Caesars Pizza for catering. Check out the Facebook photos and the WDEF Channel 12 news video about the event here.

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