Baylor To Host Youth From Throughout Texas At Youth Day

Nov. 19, 2004

by Kim Skinner, Student Newswriter

More than 2,600 youth from throughout Texas will be participating in Baylor Youth Day, hosted by Youth Programs, Saturday, Nov. 20, on Baylor University's campus.

"This is the fourth year we have sponsored Youth Day," said Dr. Don Mattingly, coordinator of Youth Programs. "The goal is to plant a dream in high school students' hearts that they can go to college."

The event begins at 9 a.m. when all the youth will gather at the Ferrell Center and enjoy comedy led by The Skit Guys, who are known for their "performance comedy," a unique blend of comedy, drama and improvisation coupled with a modern-day take on Scripture that is both real and non-compromised.

At 9:30 a.m. Destination Known, a band from Fort Worth, will lead the youth in a praise and worship service. This contemporary Christian pop-rock group loves students and desires to share Jesus Christ with them through music.

The youth then will have a pizza and Dr Pepper picnic before going to Floyd Casey Stadium to watch Baylor play against the University of Oklahoma.

The Baptist General Convention of Texas approached Baylor to participate in providing an opportunity for Texas youth to be inspired to go to college. At minimal cost to the youth, Youth Programs put this program into place. More than 117 churches have registered to attend this event.

George W. Truett seminary students as well as Baylor students involved in Youth Programs are volunteering their time to share with the students their college experience.

Youth Programs is a ministry Baylor provides for churches in the state of Texas that seeks to help Baylor students learn how to minister and to help youth ministers have exciting programs to invite their youth to attend. Youth Programs also helps perspective students get to know Baylor.

For more information, go to www.baylor.edu/youthprograms .

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