UMPH announces partnership
UMPH Announces Partnership between Love in a Big World and Project Transformation
Nashville, Tenn.—Love in a Big World, UMPH’s research-based, social-emotional curriculum and character education movement has partnered with Project Transformation (PT), a program founded in 1998 by leaders in the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church that provides leadership development and ministry exploration to college-aged young adults who sign on to lead community-oriented after-school and summer day camp opportunities for children and youth from low-income neighborhoods.
Love in a Big World is designed to move kids from risk to resiliency by creating meaningful interactions with caring adults. Through a flexible and customizable curriculum, relevant and diverse stories, Scripture and life lessons, kids learn to love God, love other people, and to change the world by acting on that love. Love in a Big World is ideal for summer camps as well as other faith-based and community settings.
Project Transformation has for almost two decades worked to improve children’s literacy skills. "This partnership will strengthen our ability to improve the social, emotional, and spiritual development of the children participating in Project Transformation’s summer program," PT said in a press release.
Love in a Big World’s partnership with Project Transformation comes as they launch two new chapters this summer, giving them a presence in Tennessee, the Pacific Northwest, Oklahoma, Central Texas and Rio Texas. Approximately 2,500 children from 34 low-income communities across seven annual conferences of The United Methodist Church will participate in Project Transformation in summer of 2017, led by 300 young adults exploring the call to ministry and service.