Dare to be a Duck. Take A Stand.
Several local media outlets had coverage of the Dare to Be A Duck Event.
WOWK-TV 13 Decision Makers (Featuring Si and Al Robertson)
WSAZ News Channel 3: Duck Dynasty Visits Charleston for A Good Cause
All proceeds from the event benefited the Youth Commission International of Southern WV. Learn more about the organization here.
Believe in West Virginia's Youth Encouragers Network (WV YEN) is working with Youth Commission International (YCI) and is proud to announce their upcoming Dare to Be A Duck. Take a Stand event
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Charleston Civic Center
Six members of America's favorite family, including Uncle Si, Ms. Kay, Korie, Sadie, John Luke, Alan, plus Chrys Howard, Korie's mother, made us laugh and cry as they share their amazing story of God's redeeming grace through Jesus Christ.
About Youth Commission International
YCI began 18 years ago in Charlotte as a result of the Equal Access Law signed by Ronald Reagan and shortly thereafter went before the U.S. Supreme Court and ruled to be constitutional. Charlotte business leaders understood the implications for spreading the Gospel on public school campuses and began a unique para-church ministry that focused on training Christian teens to lead these clubs on their school campuses.
In order to comply with federal law each YCI club must be student led and have a teacher sponsor willing to sit in on the meetings. Additionally, YCI seeks at least one pastor, generally a youth pastor, to be a campus mentor. This person attends the meetings and develops personal relationships with the students in order to minister to them and encourage them to get involved with a local church youth ministry in order to disciple them and help them grow spiritually, morally, academically and socially into strong, mature, productive citizens.
The West Virginia chapter began three years ago and now has a strong presence in Boone County. YCI clubs meet on every public secondary school campus in Boone County and each week 350-450 students meet. During 2014, the group intends to establish YCI clubs in Logan, Mingo and McDowell counties.