Celebrating our Graduates

Congratulations to our 2015 graduates! In addition to earning their high school diploma, these students have also graduated from our Path to Purpose program. By achieving this milestone, each graduate will have access to $500 in emergency funds, assistance in purchasing their first vehicle, and whatever ongoing support they need to keep their momentum going in the right direction.

Our Class of 2015

Summer graduate

Jessica

Jessica graduated from the Show-Me Christian School. She lived at our Emerald Ranch Unit near Goodman, Missouri. She hopes to launch directly into a career working as a veterinary assistant. Her job-shadow with a veterinarian cemented her interest in working with animals. Continuing to help on the ranch, she will live nearby to her Hurley family relying on their encouragement, as well as the support of Show-Me.
“I’m definitely scared [about the next step],” she confesses, “But it is a good scared because I know there are plenty of people here to help me along.”
Summer graduate

Chris

Chris graduated from Grundy County High School. He will continue to live at our Hubble Home in Galt, Missouri while he attends Grand River Technical School to become certified in General Building Trades. He then will go on to college to get a degree in General Construction.

The Path to Purpose program will allow him to continue to apprentice with housedad, Chris Novak, learning mechanics and building skills.
“At Galt, (housedad Chris and I) did a lot of odd jobs to help people in the community. I fell in love with it. Now, I want to build houses for people because it is a way to provide someone with a home where they can raise a family.”
Summer graduate

Steven

Steven graduated from La Monte High School, which allowed him to be part of the Building Trades Vo-Tech program. He placed second at the Missouri SkillUSA competition in Carpentry and has won awards for his artwork. Already serving in the Air Force Reserve, Steven plans to switch to active duty status this summer. His goal is to one day be selected for the Pararescue team, the combat medics of the Air Force Special Forces.
“Thanks to my time here (at Show-Me), I found Christ in my life. And, I am going to need Him where I am going in a career that will push me to live on the edge of my limits. I always wanted to be an elite soldier, but one with a mission to save lives, not take them.”

By |2016-10-24T22:32:43-05:00May 11th, 2015|Categories: Child's Story, Children, Events, Path to Purpose|

2015 Troy Culler Basketball Tournament

The NCAA may have it’s March Madness, but church basketball teams in the Midwest will not be left out. The Troy Culler MemorialBasketball Tournament sponsored by Show-Me Christian Youth Home will give players of all ages the opportunity to compete.

This is the 12th year for the tournament held in La Monte, MO at Show-Me Christian Youth Home.  Eight teams from Missouri, Kansas & Iowa compete in a double elimination tournament.
Due to popular demand, Show-Me Christian Youth Home, will hold two tournaments.  The first being Saturday, February 28 and the second a month later on Saturday, March 28
This tournament started in memory of Troy Culler, a Show-Me’s employee, who died in a car accident in June of 1998.  Troy was an avid sports fan and athlete, having been a member of the Central Missouri State University Mules 1990 MIAA Baseball championship team.  He had run the Show-Me basketball tournament a few times himself.  After his death, Development Director, Phil Marley and Executive Directors, Gale & Karen Culler continued the tournament as a way to honor Troy.
The dedicated teams make a special effort to be a part of this tournament. Forum Christian Church from Columbia, Missouri  has  played in the Troy Culler Memorial Tournament for over 10 years.   Grinnell Christian Church team members travel all the way from Grinnell, Iowa to get their shot at winning the trophy.
Troy Culler Memorial church basketball tournament sponsored by Show-Me Christian Youth Home in La Monte Missouri. This year we are offering two tournaments in order to accommodate the growing number of teams. The tournaments will be held  at our main campus in La Monte, Missouri on:
  • Saturday, February 15th
  • Saturday, March 15th.

Each double-elimination tournament has spots for eight teams.

Teams will be seeded by their placement in the tournament last year and then in the order that payment is received. It is desired that players are associated with the church or ministry for which they are playing. This activity can be an excellent tool to disciple new Christians, but we will rely upon your best judgment in recruiting players.

These tournaments fill up fast so if you are interested, please contact me at 660-909-3294 or judi.crawford@showmekids.org. We look forward to this opportunity to meet the players, their families and fans.

By |2016-10-24T22:32:43-05:00January 30th, 2015|Categories: Events|

2014 Annual Open House

Faith, Family and Fun!

Saturday – September 6, 2014

Join us, Saturday, September 6th for the 2014 Annual Open House!  See first-hand the difference your support is making in the lives of the outstanding young people that call Show-Me “Home.”

The festivities start at 10 AM with refreshments followed by tours of the homes and campus. Throughout the day, there will be activities for:

The whole family including:

  • Gospel Music Concert by The Good Twins – enjoy great gospel music, traditional hymns and comedy from this nationally known music duo.
  • Live Radio broadcast by Spirit FM Christian Radio
  • Smoked Pork Lunch with homemade deserts
  • Music by the Kids of Show-Me
  • Tours of Homes
  • Much, much more…

Just for Kids:

  • Family Carnival
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Kid’s Games
  • Swimming
  • Prizes

The afternoon will cap off with a special Alumni reception with former staff and Show-Me Children.    Bring your camera or flash drive to make copies of your favorite memories from past years.  We will have picture albums and digital images available for alumni.

By |2016-10-24T22:32:43-05:00August 25th, 2014|Categories: Events|