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Preston Taylor Ministries
Established in 1998, Preston Taylor Ministries seeks to ensure that children have an opportunity for a hopeful future. Through an afterschool and mentoring program, PTM builds "joy-filled friendships" between youth and adults, provides reading and homework assistance, and offers opportunities for faith development. Serving over 150 youth, PTM strives to follow its mission: "PTM glorifies Christ Jesus by empowering Preston Taylor children to discover and live their God-inspired dreams through Christian friendships and love for learning". The grant requested in this application will be used to fund the salary of the PTM Life Director and Assistant Director (both positions will be 8-10 hours per week), healthy snacks, running shoes, and t-shirts. 25 out of 40 (63%) students will complete one 5K in less than 40 minutes. 32 out of 40 (80%) students will indicate on end of course assessment a greater desire to eat healthy foods and to exercise. 30 out of 40 (75%) students will indicate on end of course assessment a greater love of running.