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Featured Live Auction Item – Autographed Boxing Glove

Agape for Youth,  Inc. is thrilled to announce one of our featured live auction items for the 2016 Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising gala.  A boxing glove autographed by the late, great Muhammad Ali.

A boxing glove autographed by the late, great Muhammad Ali.

A video clip showing the glove can be seen below.

Boxing Glove autographed by Muhammad Ali

To have the opportunity to bid on this incredible auction item, visit

http://www.agapeforyouth.com/agape-strong-giving-hope-for-tomorrow-fundraising-gala/

 

 

Agape for Youth, Inc. Announces Adrian McLemore as Keynote Speaker for Gala

DAYTON – June 14, 2016 – Agape for Youth, Inc. announces Adrian McLemore as keynote speaker at the 2016 Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising Gala.6180 Denise Robinow, Changing Lives Adrian McLemore 12-2-10

“I am honored and thankful to have Adrian share his story with our guest at this year’s fundraising gala.  Over the past 12 years, personally and professionally I have had the opportunity to be a part of his life.  I consider myself fortunate that he has shared his journey with me, and with Agape”, said Stephen Geib, Agape for Youth, Inc. Executive Director and Founder.  “Adrian is a respected member of the Agape for Youth, Inc. family and I know that he has a great future ahead of him”

“I am incredibly proud of to be a part of Agape for Youth.  The staff have been supportive of me from the day I met Mr. Geib,” said Adrian McLemore.  “As a former foster youth, I am pleased to be part of making a difference in the lives of children in the foster care system today and want to encourage them that they can be a success and achieve their goals in life.”

Adrian McLemore came into foster care at the age of 6. For the next 12 years, he would span three states, bouncing between his parents and the foster care system. Since emancipating from care, Adrian has focused his efforts on improving the system and improving the lives of youth in care. In 2004, he cofounded a youth advisory board in Montgomery County, Ohio. In 2006, he co-founded and led the highly regarded Ohio Youth Advisory Board, a statewide board dedicated to serving Ohio’s youth in care and lobbying for better outcomes while youth are in care and when they emancipate

Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow Fundraising Gala will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Dayton Racquet Club.

Over the past 27 years, Agape for Youth, Inc. has grown to a 27 person staff, with two locations, providing foster care, adoption through foster care and reunification services throughout Southwestern Ohio.  Agape for Youth has been privileged to serve hundreds of youth and their families and looks forward to future opportunities to “serve with excellence”.

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If you would like more information about Agape for Youth, Inc. contact Sandra Geib at 937.439.4406 or email sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com

Here We Grow Again!

Agape for Youth, Inc. is growing again.

We are Hiring

 

We have a position available for a Adoption/Licensing/Training Specialist

Position requires some evening and weekend hours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; writing home studies, conducting pre-service and on-going training for foster families, finalizing adoptions, conducting case management for our adoptive placements, working with SACWIS, Auditing files, supervising interns, completion of Recertification’s and annuals for foster families and other related activities.

LSW is required, MSW preferred, Tier 1 and Tier 2 adoption assessor training very helpful.

In for information or to submit a resume, please contact Rodger Stauffer, Foster Care Manager at rstauffer@agapeforyouth.com or at 937.4349.4406 x1101.

Family Visitation Center Opens

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, Agape for Youth, Inc. announced the opening of the Giving Hope for Tomorrow Family Visitation Center

Agape for Youth, Inc. a Foster Care, Adoption through Foster Care and Reunification Services agency headquartered in Dayton, is announcing the opening of the Giving Hope for Tomorrow Family Visitation Center at their Dayton location.

Agape Family Visitation Center
Agape for Youth, Inc. Family Visitation Center

“We know the challenges that public agencies face in providing a safe, comfortable, family setting for visitation.  Both location and timing can be difficult, and Agape is happy to do our part to address this need“, said Stephen Geib, Executive Director/Founder of Agape for Youth, Inc. “The Giving Hope for Tomorrow Visitation Center is designed to provide a home style, family atmosphere for family or sibling visits.”

“The visitation center has been a part of our plan since our relocation to our Edwin C. Moses location in August of 2015,” said Geib.  “The center is now completely furnished and ready for use by the families we serve as well as our referring agencies.” “We also anticipate the completion of an outdoor visitation area by the beginning of summer, providing a complement to the indoor visitation center.”

Agape family Vistation Center
Agape for Youth, Inc. Family Visitation Center

“We want to be able to offer this outreach to support the county agencies which we receive placements from, “said Randy Pavlak, President of the Board for Agape for Youth, Inc. “We are providing a family-friendly area as we work together with our community partners to reunify families.

With the opening of the Giving Hope for Tomorrow Visitation Center, Agape is able to continue to expand the services they provide to the children and families served throughout southwest Ohio.

For more information please contact Rodger Stauffer, Foster Care Manager, Agape for Youth, Inc. at rstauffer@agapeforyouth.com or 937-439-4406 ext. 1101

Celebrating National Social Work Month

We are excited to participate in National Social Work Month and celebrate the amazing work that is done on a daily basis by the staff at Agape for Youth, Inc.

Their ongoing dedication to the families and children we serve is making a difference in those lives and in turn making a difference in our local community.

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Please take time to to thank a social worker you know.  They work hard to make a positive difference everyday!

 

AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC. CELEBRATES 27 YEARS OF SERVING FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

For Immediate Release

AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC. CELEBRATES 27 YEARS OF SERVING FAMILIES AND CHILDREN IN SOUTHWEST OHIO

DAYTON – March 8, 2016 – Agape for Youth, Inc. began serving the families and children of southwest Ohio on March 7, 1989 and is celebrating 27 years of “Serving families, youth and each other with excellence.”

“I am thankful to have been able to be a part of serving this community since 1989.  We have been blessed by staff that has been an essential part of the mission of Agape during the past 27 years.  I have been fortunate to be a part of this organization from day one”, said Stephen Geib, Agape for Youth, Inc. Executive Director and Founder.  “We continue to have countless opportunities to serve children and families and believe that the more we serve, the more opportunities we are given to serve.”

“I am incredibly proud of to be a part of an organization like Agape for Youth.  The dedication the staff have to the mission and vision of the agency inspiring” said Randy Pavlak, Agape for Youth, Inc. Board of Directors President.  “As a Board of Directors President, I am proud of Steve, the Leadership Team and the staff for their hard work and look forward to continuing to be a part of this fantastic organization.”

In the past 27 years Agape for Youth, Inc. has grown to a 27 person staff, with two locations, providing foster care, adoption through foster care and reunification services throughout Southwestern Ohio.  Agape for Youth has been privileged to serve hundreds of youth and their families and looks forward to future opportunities.

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If you would like more information about Agape for Youth, Inc. visit their website www.agapeforyouth.com, call Sandra Geib at 937.439.4406 or email sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com.

AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC. OPENS OFFICE IN CINCINNATI

For Immediate Release

AGAPE FOR YOUTH, INC. OPENS OFFICE IN CINCINNATI

DAYTON, OHIO – January 26, 2016, Agape for Youth, Inc. opens office in Cincinnati, Ohio

Agape for Youth, Inc. a Foster Care, Adoption through Foster Care and Reunification Services agency headquartered in Dayton, is announcing the opening of a new office in Cincinnati, located at 10979 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 337. Agape’s expansion into the Cincinnati area is the result of several foster families living in the area, making the decision to work alongside Agape to provide services to youth placed in their care.

With the addition of these new homes, Agape is now serving youth living with foster families in Montgomery, Miami, Clark, Greene, Butler, Hamilton, and Warren Counties.

“We have been working with youth and families in Cincinnati and the surrounding counties for many years,” said Stephen Geib, Executive Director/Founder of Agape for Youth, Inc. “The opening of a physical location in the city represents a terrific opportunity for us to expand the Agape mission and offer the same quality services to the families and youth in Cincinnati that Agape has provided to the Dayton area for more than 26 years.”

Agape for Youth has added two full-time staff members with a significant history of working with the families in the community to be onsite at the Cincinnati office. “We believe Molly and Tiffany to be great additions to Agape and are vital as we welcome new families to the Agape mission of serving with excellence,” Geib said.

“We have an ongoing goal to work as a team with foster and adoptive parents, the youth, biological families and each county service agency to build greater opportunities for growth and development,” said Randy Pavlak, President of the Board for Agape for Youth, Inc. “We are excited about this expansion into the Cincinnati area and look forward to continuing to grow the agency.”

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If you would like more information about Agape for Youth, Inc. please visit their website www.agapeforyouth.com, call Sandra Geib at 937.439.4406 x1102 or email sgeib2@agapeforyouth.com.

Agape for Youth, Inc. Family Christmas Party

We want to remind our Foster Families that the Agape for Youth, Inc. Family Christmas Party is on Saturday, December 12th at Miami Valley Golf Club on Salem Avenue in Dayton and begins at 6:30pm.

We are looking forward to an evening filled with great food, fellowship and a Christmas Carnival for the kids.

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Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow is Sold Out

We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Agape for Youth, Inc. Fundraising gala “Agape Strong – Giving Hope for Tomorrow” is sold-out!

If you have not confirmed your registration or purchased a ticket for the Gala, you are still welcome to join us, and know we will do everything possible for you to have a seat at the event. We are looking forward to an amazing event!!! #agapestrong

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