“I started coming because I liked the camps, games, and especially the candy bars given out for attendance, but stayed because of the leaders who made time to welcome and get to know me. They were always willing to spend time with me.”
Frog’s younger siblings attended the programs as well. “Our parents loved that we were involved at ICI and would send us to as many of the programs as possible, knowing it was a safe place and a good influence for us.”
Over time, and primarily because of the relationships he had built with ICI staff, Frog realized he needed to also pursue a relationship with God. He accepted Christ while attending a house church and continued to grow in his faith with the encouragement and support of ICI staff.
Following his graduation, Frog joined ICI as a volunteer and for the past 10 years has continued to be involved in all of the programs serving K-5 through Junior High. Today, Frog primarily volunteers with the K-5 program:
“I continue to volunteer at ICI because I want to be a positive influence on the kids just like the leaders were a positive influence on me growing up. I love ICI and I still love to spend time with the staff because they are different from other people. They are positive.”
September 18, 2018
"This summer at Inner City Impact was not what I expected at all, and I praise God for it!"
September 18, 2018
ICI was a refuge for Oscar as he grew up. ICI staff modeled healthy relationships and plugged him into a local church. Now he is investing back into the lives of those who grew up in similar challenging circumstances.
September 1, 2017
When you work or volunteer with ICI, you have to be ready to discuss just about any topic—you never know what the kids are going to ask! But what’s always true is that kids are really curious about spiritual things and will impress you with some deep and insightful questions and observations.