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A middle-school student plays the drums during a New City Kids benefit concert. Photos courtesy of New City Kids

Measurement, documentation, reflection and adjustment are hallmarks of an after-school program

A Christian program called New City Kids uses tutoring, music, leadership training and spiritual formation to help children in three cities transform their lives. It has been remarkably successful: 100 percent of its graduating seniors have gone to college.

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Corrie.  A concept map that one of the students made after the Game of Life workshop that ties together several themes from the program.

Elizabeth Corrie: Empowering youth for change by connecting theology and social analysis

We can teach young people how to engage in a kind of practical theology that takes seriously their budding adult faith and their capacity for action, writes the director of the Youth Theological Initiative at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.