Momentum Youth Conference was featured in Thursday’s Marion, Ind., Chronicle-Tribune. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article (subscription required).
Youth conference becomes a community presence
All throughout Marion on Wednesday afternoon, high school-aged volunteers were hard at work in parks, local schools and community organizations.
The volunteers are a part of the 2015 Momentum Youth Conference, which is being held at Indiana Wesleyan University this summer. The conference attracts youth groups from around the country and along with worship time, the conference also focuses on giving back to the local community.
“We attend every year,” said Jocelyn Lonsinger, a youth leader from Johnstown, Penn. “It’s just a way for the kids to grow closer to God and experience that in a new way while helping the community.”
Lonsinger and her group were busy laying down fresh mulch on the playground at Justice Intermediate School on Wednesday. Other groups were completing the same task at other Marion schools, including Allen Elementary School, Kendall Elementary School and Marion High School.
Marion Community Schools Facilities Manager Brad Powell said the volunteers are a big help as the district gets ready for another year of school.
“I know Marion Community Schools really appreciates it,” he said. “It’s a great example of community service.”
Powell added that the volunteers “allow us to get a lot of things done in a short period of time.”
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