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Young Life Camp in Haiti

Good news! Our 9th-grade class received a 91% passing grade on the National Exam. And even better, thanks to you and some very special gifts, we are adding the tenth-grade class at the school! These 60 students will be able to continue their education at The Good Shepherd School. Without the addition of the 10th grade, most would likely have had to drop out due to the cost. Your gifts made it possible for us to hire ten new teachers for the tenth-grade students.

More good news! Ten kids from our school joined about 20 other kids from Pele as they enjoyed a Jenn Vi (Young Life) week of camp. We are excited to report that nearly 1000 kids attended camp this summer. As you know, the Jenn Vi ministry is a direct product of our school.

Perhaps a first at a summer camp....so many kids went to the last camp that there was no room in "dorms" for them to sleep. So, the buses were turned into camper rooms for the overflow for the week. The camps were a wonderful time for every kid who attended.

Lucner, a teacher at the school, and campers at Young Life summer camp!   More stories and photos here

Lucner, a teacher at the school, and campers at Young Life summer camp!

More stories and photos here

Summer in Haiti

Throwback from 2010 after the earthquake but typical of a summer day at the school.

Throwback from 2010 after the earthquake but typical of a summer day at the school.

School is out in Haiti! Most children will miss being at school because they enjoy learning and playing with their friends! What they won't miss is a hot meal because during the summer the cooks continue to prepare a huge pot of rice and beans every weekday for any children in the community - typically 400 local kids attend! 

We also continue to pay our teachers and staff so that they can have a steady income year round to provide for their families. 

Another option for our older students is to go to Young Life camp. Young Life has a strong presence in Pele where many of our teachers and staff are leaders for the local club. It costs $63 to send a kid to camp this summer.  Young Life will match all camp sponsorship donations this month, doubling your gift!

Thanks for the outpouring of support for students to attend Young Life camp this summer! To date we have raised scholarships to send 42 kids to camp!  The staff just completed 4 camps with close to 700 kids and leaders. Our own, school director, Chedrick Caneus was there to oversee the experience and many of our school staff and teachers were in attendance as well. 

Thanks for your continued support of our mission! Together we are making a difference in the lives of children, teenagers and families in Haiti!

Steeven, bottom left, graduated from the Good Shepherd School and is now on Young Life staff in Mirebalais where he invited 80 new students to camp. The inflatable slide was shipped to Haiti for camp this year and will also be used at the school for special celebrations!

Steeven, bottom left, graduated from the Good Shepherd School and is now on Young Life staff in Mirebalais where he invited 80 new students to camp. The inflatable slide was shipped to Haiti for camp this year and will also be used at the school for special celebrations!