• Giving is Getting

    Camille and Rachel have been tutoring Rikita and Rhayne once a week for the past 2 years. It’s unusual for high schoolers to commit to tutoring for one full year of school, much less for two years.  But these are unusual girls.  Then again, how could they not […]

  • Wednesday Homegirls

    When a volunteer offers to lead a Bible Club, we get pretty excited. After breathing a prayer of thanks, we right away get to work on selecting the kids to invite. Drawing from the kids we know from our regular Friday Night Outreach, we try to match members […]

  • Thursdays with Manda

    Amanda is hanging around Freedom Fire about 7 days a week.  She’s addicted, ruined, completely pouring her life into the precious young ladies of 12th street.  On Thursdays, she brings 4 young lovelies to her house for schoolwork, then fun and games. Cookies, baking, sewing, board games, making […]

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    Just Getting Started

    For the last year and a half, Michael Loney has been spending time with a group of guys at the Garrison Community Center, one of our Friday Night Outreach locations.  We played ball and had a weekly Bible study with a group of 15-20 young men. Gradually he […]

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    Ben There

    Over the past 15 years, Benjamin Brown was one boy who has been around for almost every activity. From Bible Clubs (starting as a first grader), to summer camp, tutoring, Teen Church, Youthfront, FCA weekends, basketball teams, and camp counselor, he has been everywhere.  We have so enjoyed […]

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    Regine Remix

    Regine first showed up at Freedom Fire as a grade-schooler.  Spunky and smart, she soon became a favorite and got involved in lots of our programs, enjoying the attention of numerous role models.  But the best part is seeing her turn around and be the same for another […]

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    Dave and the boys

    Dave began mentoring a few boys almost 3 years ago. A few boys have moved away, but Shannon has stayed a part of the group, and Khaliq has joined this year. Both are 5th graders at the local grade school. Along with some hoops and plenty of food, […]

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    Brock’s Homies

    Brock has been leading a Mentoring Group for the last year here at Freedom Fire. With names like Abdi, Abdul, Ismael, Hussein, and Ali you can see their families have origins in far away places. But what they have in common with every young man is that they […]

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    Keyshawn and Ryan

    For 3 years now Ryan has been tutoring Keyshawn, now a 4th grader at Kansas City Christian School. You won’t find anyone sweeter or more sensitive than Keyshawn. And for the most part, he is an eager learner. But boy, does he need help staying organized. So tutoring […]

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    Making a Memory

    Pauline has been tutoring 3rd grade Shanaira now for a few years, and they have developed a wonderful friendship that goes beyond the after school hours. Pauline invited Shanaira over for a fun Christmas evening last month. Here’s how Shanaira described it: What did I do over Christmas? […]