High school students are invited to join a special training event – The Journey with HopeSprings. This event is specially designed for high school students.
Central students have partnered with HopeSprings in several service opportunities: Moveable Feast, City Uprising, Open Table, and Heaven’s Kitchen.
This event prepares students to do even more and is required for students who would like to serve with HopeSprings.
What is Hope Springs?
HopeSprings exists to awaken, equip, and engage the church to respond to the HIV pandemic in Baltimore. Through a network of churches, the organization trains and equips thousands of volunteers to serve in partner organizations that help those infected and affected by HIV.
For more info on HopeSprings, visit HopeSprings.org.
What is the Journey?
The Journey prepares individuals and congregants to engage in volunteer opportunities both in their communities and through HopeSprings’ existing partnerships with local HIV/AIDS service organizations. The Journey looks at issues such as:Learning the basic medical aspects of HIV/AIDS (its spread, immensity, complexity, risks, safety precautions, effective treatment and prevention methods, treatment and side effects, confidentiality and liability issues);
• Developing a heightened level of relational awareness and sensitivity especially toward those infected and affected by HIV;
• Developing skills that enable volunteers to effectively build authentic relationships in the HIV community;
• Learning effective communication skills, particularly reflective listening and storytelling to build and nurture Christ-based relationships.