When school gets out for summer, there are many options for youth to keep them busy and occupied. They are tours for bands and choirs. There is summer camp for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some cities sponsor cultural arts programs where teens can participate in acting or voice class or learn how to make pottery or learn how to watercolor.
Some organizations offer activities that help youth grow spiritually. There are youth camps, choir tours, mission trips, and other activities that help a young person grow spiritually. If a family has several children that want to participate in these spiritually enlarging activities, the family’s finances can really be stretched.
In Texas, brothers Doug and David Hunt founded Access Self Storage. Their company is a family-owned, Christian company. They have a long-time goal of community enrichment. They always try to reach out to strengthen and enrich the communities where their facilities are.
Many of the employees at Access Self Storage, and at their two sister companies Owners Management Company and OMC Gate Service, spent their childhood summers participating in activities that spiritually strengthened them. “We would like the opportunity to ensure that future generations share in those experiences,” said Doug Hunt.
“Those trips are too important to overlook, “ said Hunt.
So, Access Self Storage created a scholarship that will help children and teenagers to foster their spiritual growth this summer. They partnered with the Focus Daily News to provide scholarships that the youth can apply toward paying for those types of experiences. It is called the Youth Activities Scholarship.
Those interested in applying can find the application here online. The form requires the applicant’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of church they are affiliated with, the activity representative, and his or her phone number.
The youth also needs to provide a description of the activity, the date of the activity, and the amount of money that the youth needs. There is also a place on the form to explain why the youth has the financial need.
Completed forms can be scanned and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped of at any Access Self Storage facility. The forms can also be mailed to the corporate office at 3404 N. I-35E, Lancaster, TX 75134. Those applying need to make sure that the application is signed by the applicant, a parent or guardian, as well as a minister or youth leader.
Access Self Storage, Focus Daily News establish youth activities scholarship.” Focus Daily News; 9 May 2014.