Our theme for the 2014 – 2015 school year here at Cloud & Fire YouthBuild is Destined–Destined for Greatness, Destined for a future, Destined for hope.  But what does that mean exactly?

Last year’s theme was “Repurposed,” and it seems like the next step in the order of things, after someone has been given a renewed purpose, is that they are destined for something beyond their imagination. We give youth new purpose in their lives at Cloud & Fire, but we also help them step into their destiny.

On August 25, our team of 15 staff and 20 volunteers welcomed 145 new students–the largest turn-out yet!–to our YouthBuild Charter High School.  This unique high school program is a glimmer of hope for many youth who have dropped out, who have experienced every imaginable type of life devastation and who feel stuck in circumstances.  Young people who realize that they desperately want to move forward but often don’t know how.  Cloud & Fire shows them the way.  We help turn the losses into wins and create an irresistible environment where Christ’s healing love can penetrate into their hearts.  We are the place of beginning again.

We look forward to what God has destined for us and these young people for the 2014 – 2015 school year!