South Akron Youth Mentorship, SAYM
Story By Dorothy Markulis
There is a small, dedicated army of men and women hard at work changing young lives and molding future citizens with love and God’s word.
The mission of the South Akron Youth Mentorship, SAYM, is to break generational poverty – by mentoring – one life at a time, according to its executive director Donald C. Breece.
SAYM takes students, ages 5 through 19, living along the South Arlington Road corridor (from Waterloo Road to Route 76 and Kelly Avenue to Route 8), gives them a meal, provides Bible-based lessons, gives them an opportunity to play organized sports, listens to their problems and assists them in meeting their particular challenges.
“We scratch them where they itch,” Breece said.