Exploring STEM in the Garden

Typically when someone mentions STEM education, computer coding and robotics are the core of the conversation. However, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education encompasses a vast array of topics.  I have learned, this summer, how little young adults know about the wonders of STEM. On the first day of GENERATION2050 summer camp, many of…

Raising Socially Responsible Leaders

“Social responsibility is an ethical theory, in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty; the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society. In this way, there must be a balance between economic growth and the welfare of society and the environment.” ~ Pachamama Alliance On the first day of the…

Bringing a Big Idea to Life

Six months ago, I had a big idea to start a summer program for underresourced, underprivileged, urban middle and high school students focused on entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, personal leadership, and community service. I titled it GENERATION2050. Some people were skeptical when I described the program concept to them. Some even wondered out loud if the…

Passage through Grief with Hope

Passage: the act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another. A few weeks ago, my mother died. Although she had been chronically ill for a number of years, I was not ready. I was not ready for the void she would leave behind. During this…

Start Locally, Reach the World!

“I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭25:36‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Since 2015, Trinity Church has partnered with MAP International, providing medications to underserved people in Cambodia through our medical missions outreaches supporting Cambodian Care Ministries. For the…

Getting Future Ready

In January 2017, I submitted a proposal to The Children’s Trust in response to their request for proposal for summer youth enrichment summer camp programs for under-resourced youth. I was thrilled a few weeks ago to be notified that the proposal was funded. GENERATION2050 is an innovative program that immerses middle and high school youth…

Clothed with Compassion

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Last year, I had the privilege of becoming a Board Member of Map International. If you aren’t familiar with MAP International’s work around the world, you should be. In 2016, MAP distributed $500 Million of…