It’s After The Fiesta, Now You Can Siesta

Our BIG Summer Fiesta was a huge success! Record setting in fact. We raised the most amount of money that we have ever raised from a single fundraiser. As always, we owe a lot of this success to YOU! We have amazing community sponsors and supporters that we’d like to take a minute to thank!... Read more »

Parenting Corner- It Takes A Village

Have you ever heard the phrase “Asiye funzwa na mamae hufunzwa na ulimwengu” or rather, “It takes a village to raise a child?” Such wise words! The origin of the saying points to ancient african cultures. This African proverb is the heart beat of healthy parenting. Doctor’s call it “supplemental parenting.” Everything points to the... Read more »

Senior Sendoff

Have you heard about our Youth Leaders? They are pretty amazing kids. We have three Youth Leaders who are also graduating seniors. We are so incredibly proud of them and we cannot wait to see all the amazing things that they accomplish in the next chapter of their lives. The Youth Leadership Program is a... Read more »

Getting Hooked On Knots

So you want to go fishing but you’re not an experienced fisherman. Being able to tie the quickest and easiest fishing knot is crucial to catching that big fish. The best knots to use is any knot that you can tie quickly and easily. From my experience, the two easiest knots to master are the... Read more »

Parenting Corner- Forgiveness

Forgiveness. A word we often times cringe to hear when it is expected of us, but causes a rush of relief when it is being given to us. It is complex. It is innately human to be upset when someone does something wrong. But what does it teach our kids when we don’t forgive? Our... Read more »

Xavier’s Odyssey

I first met Xavier at our Family Empowerment Camp this past October. He seemed to be a pretty good kid. He was very excited to be out at the camp and even more excited for all the activities we had planned (especially fishing). After getting to know his mom a little bit, I learned more... Read more »

Jersey Mike’s Month Of Giving

March was the Month of Giving for Jersey Mike’s Subs Nationwide! Every March Jersey Mike’s collects donations for a local cause. Then, on the last day of the month, 100% of every dollar that is spent at local Jersey Mike’s stores is donated to that organization. And they mean 100%, not just profits. This year,... Read more »

Rock Climbing Basics – Outside Scoop

Do you want to know a sport you can do that you can get a cardio and muscle workout in? Rock Climbing!! We love this sport at Youth Odyssey because it is not only a workout, but it gets us out of our comfort zones. Rock climbing can be a very intensive and intimidating sport... Read more »

Youth Leader’s Spring Break Trip 2K18 Recap!

This year’s Youth Leades spring break trip took us to the land of tall pines and fresh water… all the way to East Texas… Daingerfield State Park to be specific! Day one we arrived late in the afternoon to our campsites. On the way to East Texas we played games, listened to music, ate Wingstop,... Read more »

No Time To Siesta, Let’s Fiesta!

Summer is coming fast and everyone here at Youth Odyssey is gearing up to make this summer super successful! We believe that camp has the power to change the lives of teens in major ways! Summer camp provides the ideal environment for growth because of its neutrality and opportunities to take safe risks. We also... Read more »