Project Transformation Celebrates 2018-2019 Results

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A child and volunteer read together at Project Transformation’s summer program at Hamilton United Methodist Church in Antioch.

Ninety-one percent of Project Transformation’s summer interns say they gained knowledge about how their faith is connected to their work, according to the ministry’s Summary of Impact released last week. During its eighth year of ministry, Project Transformation served 822 children and youth with the leadership of 93 young adults across ten site churches in the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences.

“We have much to celebrate,” says Executive Director Courtney Aldrich. “Behind these numbers are hundreds of committed volunteers, thousands of relationships built, and countless moments of shared ministry together.”

Additional highlights from the Summary of Impact include:
• 96% of children improved or maintained their reading level.
• 70% of children grew in their ability to show patience, caring, and responsibility.
• 58,596 healthy meals were served to children
• 1,880 volunteers read with children and shared meals with young adult interns.
• 89 partner churches supported the ministry with their prayers, presence, gifts, and service.

Since 2012, Project Transformation Tennessee has equipped 335 young adults for future leadership and engaged more than 2,800 children in holistically developed programs focused on literacy and social-emotional health. To see the full 2018-2019 report, visit Project Transformation’s mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities.