Back in January, our guys had the privilege of visiting the Country Club of Virginia and touring their culinary facilities, arranged by Boys Home Board Member Mr. Len Slater. The boys spent the day at the Country Club of Virginia, eating lunch and learning about career paths in culinary arts.
The Country Club of Virginia wrote a great article about the visit. You can find the article by CLICKING HERE.
Photo courtesy of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA.
In the summer of 2015, Boys Home resident Sequoia went on a mission trip to Belize with St. John’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal Churches of Lynchburg, VA. The group tracked their travels on Facebook- CLICK HERE to see photos and videos of their trip. Sequoia tells about the mission trip below. Enjoy!
Sometime in the middle of spring (2015) on a random day, Mr. Wheatley walks up to me and asks me,” Sequoia what do you think of Belize?” I told him, “What about it?” He answered,” Want to go there?” I replied, “Yes sir, I would love to go but where is it? And what would I be doing there?” He told me, “It’s right under Mexico, and you would be doing mission work down there.” “Wow!!!” I couldn’t believe I was going out of country to a place I’d never been. I was excited about it. The only thing that was the slightest issue was getting my passport so I could go. It took a while but eventually we got all in order and sure enough I was in Charlotte North Carolina with all my bags of stuff next to the crowd of strangers I would be departing with. It was really funny when I went to all the trip planning meetings I didn’t know anyone, they kind of ignored me and I did the same to them. They didn’t talk to me, I didn’t talk to them it was awkward if anything everyone else knew each other and all went to the same High School in Lynchburg.
What do Christmas trees and boys have in common? Click HERE to read a great article from The News Virginian in Waynesboro, VA about our tree farm in West Augusta, VA. The tree farm is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10am-4pm through December 20. We hope to see you there!
An article published a few years ago the Roanoke Times website describes the connection between nurturing Christmas trees and boys in need of change. Read the full article here.
WHSV-3 from Harrisonburg, VA, ran a great report on the tree farm in 2015 titled, “Youth Build Skills at Christmas Tree Farm.” For video of the full report, click here.
Click here for more information about our tree farm.
Boys Home hosted an event called Teach a Man to Fish on September 26, 2015.
The event brought in professional fly fishermen to teach the boys the art of fly fishing. Read the article HERE.
An additional article about the event published in the Richmond Times can be found HERE.