We serve approximately 150 young people aged 13 through 18 at any given time.
DINNER IS PROVIDED
WHERE- POWERHOUSE MINISTRIES
311 MARKET ST. FOLSOM, CA 95630
WHY IT MATTERS
Located near Folsom State Prison, IGNITE Student Ministries serves families of prisoners and predominantly low-income neighborhoods surrounding the Folsom Prison.
Youth who are children of inmates are statistically seven times more likely to become incarcerated themselves. Children of incarcerated parents are at high risk for a number of negative behaviors that can lead in some instances, to school failure, delinquency and intergenerational incarceration. The personal and social costs are high.
At Powerhouse, young people are offered a safe place and loving community where they can explore matters of faith and find encouragement to reach their full potential.
“If not for Powerhouse, many of our clients would never have experienced recovery; When other doors have been closed, their doors and hearts have been open, welcoming vulnerable homeless moms and their children to heal their wounded hearts and lives.”
District Liaison for Homeless Services
Folsom Cordova Unified School District.
WHAT WE DO
IGNITE is our weekly outreach program where kids can come and play music, games, hangout, have a meal and join in group discussions. It’s a safe place and loving community where children can explore their faith and find encouragement to reach their full potential.
Ignite Youth Meeting
Our weekly outreach program meets weekly for a common meal, music, games, and Biblical teaching with relevant life lessons.
Where & When: Powerhouse meeting room, 311 Market St., Folsom, Each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:15 pm.
The Deep End
We provide a home-based small group that serves as an organic and personal place where mentoring happens in the context of small group discussions on Biblical topics. A meal is provided.
Where & When: Meet at Powerhouse meeting room, 311 Market St., Folsom, on alternate Mondays at 6:30 pm for carpooling to our hosts home in Folsom. (Contact Josh Levine for specific meeting dates.)
On Campus Involvement
Powerhouse Ministries instructors and volunteers serve weekly at Folsom Lake High School to provide on-campus mentoring, lunch time activities, and a learning-to-play Guitar class.
Winter & Summer Retreats
Designed to engage PHM youth with nature and provide needed exposure to the world around them. These trips empower and physically challenge them, providing deep encouragement in their faith journeys, as well as unique experiences of natural beauty.
Where & When: Specific retreats and off-site events are communicated at relevant times during the Wednesday evening Ignite Youth Meetings.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Volunteer at Powerhouse Ministries
Use your talents, training or skills. For example, mentor a student, lead a small group or shoot some hoops with some of our students.
Contact Amy Malekos for specific volunteer opportunities.
Become a financial supporter of Powerhouse Youth Ministries
Designate your giving to Ignite Youth Ministries
Encourage your business, church, small group, or organization to become a community sponsor.