Urban Leadership Project

What Is Urban Leadership Project?

In the Urban Leadership Project, middle and high school students participate in Bible studies with their mentors weekly. The first Tuesday of each month, all students gather together at the Depot at First Presbyterian Church to hang out, eat a good dinner, and hear from God’s Word. 

On the other Tuesdays of the month, students meet in small groups with their mentors at various locations to study the Bible, learn life skills, and have fun together.

It is our hope that, as students do life together with their mentors, they will know their value as image bearers, will learn important life skills, and will grow in their faith in Christ.

We are looking for mentors aged 21 and over who can commit to at least one year of building relationships with middle and high school students. Mentors must love Jesus, have a passion for engaging and serving youth, and be able to commit to at least 5 hours a month with their students.

I have had the privilege of helping to advance the work of the Gospel of Jesus through Hope For Augusta since 2017.

This ministry has been such a blessing because through it we literally get to see how The Lord is molding and sculpting the hearts and minds of the next generation of doctors, teachers, engineers, pastors, law enforcement officers and so much more for His glory.

I love the students of our ministry and I am so grateful to be even a small part of seeing God’s kingdom advanced in and through their lives and the lives of their families. 

David Solomon, Volunteer – Urban Leadership Project

Andrea Freeman, Volunteer – Urban Leadership Project

I have been volunteering with HFA for 2 years now. The girls I lead were 6th graders when I met them and now they are about to go to high school. 

It is so astonishing to see them grow and mature into the women God fashioned them to be. Being their mentor is one of the greatest joys of my life. 

As much teaching and love I want to pour into these girls, I receive from them tenfold. Being with them reminds me of Ephesians 4:1-2 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.” 

I am so honored that God chose me, the least of these, to reflect his love out onto these girls.

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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace ~ 1 Peter 4:10