Youth Worker Appreciation Day is Coming

By YS on September 04 2008

youth workers appreciation dayIn case you hadn't heard, we have partnered with some of our bookstore friends to declare this Saturday, September 6th Youth Worker Appreciation Day! (Listen to this music while reading this post, it helps.) Please check out the Youth Worker Appreciation Day (ywad for short) website to find a retailer near you. Once at the store you will find all sorts of cool things to appreciate what you and your ministry do for your community. Activities vary by store but all of the participating stores will be offering 20% off of all YS and Invert products. We've even heard some of these stores will be including free YS gear with your purchases. Mindi Godfrey has been working hard on launching this "should be" national holiday for several months. (Still listening to the music?) She tipped me off that a couple of retailers put in extra effort to recognize YWAD. If you are anywhere near Logos Bookstore in Alexandria, KY or Lighthouse Christian Bookstore in Long Beach, CA please drop in and check out what they are up to. There are also a few bloggers who have been talking about Youth Worker Appreciation Day: (See more out there? Leave a comment with a link)

Questions: What are some ways you'd like to be recognized and appreciated by your youth group? What are some ways you've been recognized in the past?


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From Sara on September 04, 2008

So bummed that there are no local retailers participating. I informed the store I shop in that they really should become a certified YS dealer. I mean, come on! :)

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From mike on September 04, 2008

I agree with Sara.  My local bookstores are YS dealers, but neither one is participating.  Oh well.  I hope lots of youth workers feel appreciated for what they do

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From Karen Norval on September 06, 2008

A great memory (and this REALLY ages me) is when a group of students went together to give my husband and I very hard to get Billy Joel tickets the year I turned 30.  (The students thought that was just ancient) The best part is that several of them also had tickets so we could all have a blast together.

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