Letter from the Director


Dear Team,


Happy spring! We have been doing some spring cleaning over at Northminster Church. We cleaned out four office spaces and the computer lab. A fabulous crew of supporters put a fresh coat of light blue paint on the walls, whitened the ceiling, and painted the doors and woodwork a dark blue. We then had new light fixtures and brand new carpet installed. Bright orange chairs have arrived and we are waiting for the rest of our tables.


This past Saturday another wonderful group of supporters came out for a computer workday. Capital One gave us 20 new computers. By Saturday, the computers were set up and were on their way to being used by our middle and high school students, the community, and our new elementary Learning Center this summer.


My favorite finishing touch was the artwork on the wall! We met with our potential Learning Center students last Wednesday. Church administrator, Mary Beth, led them through a craft where each student painted a canvas that Mary Beth mounted to the wall in a wonderful pattern. What joy those students will have coming into the computer lab and seeing their artwork!


Thank you to each person who has put in hours to make this computer lab become a reality. Thank you Capital One for the computers and Scott Foundation for the money to make the computer lab look excellent!

Heather Goodlett

Executive Director

Youth Life Foundation of Richmond










Second grader Keymani Ross, has just received her third "Spirit of the Lion" Award from Glen Lea Elementary! The "Spirit of the Lion" is awarded to the students who show great effort in their academics and leadership among their peers. Keymani rightly earned this award, as we have also seen these qualities in her at the center! She has such a big and soft heart and often sets a great example for our younger students by her obedience and attitude. Keymani brings joy and laughter and we love having her at Youth Life.


Some fun facts about Keymani:

- She loves math "because we learn about regrouping." (Subtracting those large numbers is tough!)

- Keymani wants to be a basketball player when she grows up.

- Her favorite part of the Learning Center is Bible time "because we learn about God."

- Besides God being her hero, Keymani also admires her mom because of the way she takes care of her.

We are proud of Keymani for all the hard work that she puts into school! Through her dedication, we have been watching her improve in reading and math this year. We are happy to celebrate this award with her! Way to go Keymani!