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I’ve Been On My Own Since I Was 12

Yesterday, I was with a group of six high school boys in one of our outreach programs in a juvenile facility. Two of the six boys made this statement, "I've been on my own since I was twelve." They went on to explain they weren't homeless since age twelve but they were "on their own" in the sense that their parents had essentially "checked out" on them by the time they were twelve. In some [...]

I’d like to invite you to join us and support this great ministry. Joshua Goodling

CLICK HERE TO GIVE A GIFT TODAY November 27, 2012 Dear Friend, My friendship with Ken started over 20 years ago, during our days in college.  Ken has always been an encouragement to me in my involvement in ministry to others. He motivates me to continue reaching others with the messages of God's love and amazing grace. When God provides more than we need in our lives financially, I feel it is so that we [...]

By |2016-10-21T21:28:18-04:00December 3rd, 2012|High Impact Stories, Ministry Update, Youth Ministry|0 Comments

Join Us And Support Our Youth With a Year End Gift – Walt and Diane Sirmans

Click HERE to make a gift today. A Special Message From Walt and Diane Sirmans November 15, 2012 Dear Friend, With the holidays approaching,  it always seems to be the time that devotionals point us in the direction of having "an attitude of gratitude,"  and mine today was no different.   My verse for the day was 2 Corinthians 9:10-11, "Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store [...]

By |2016-10-21T21:28:19-04:00November 28th, 2012|High Impact Stories, Ministry Update, Youth Ministry|0 Comments

High Impact Teens Partners with National Anti-Bullying Program Angels and Doves

High Impact Teens Partners with National Anti-Bullying Program Angels and Doves “Classmates are killing themselves... literally.” As I stood before hundreds of public school students in Rhea County and Roane County Tennessee to introduce Kim Harvey of Angels and Doves, the National Anti-Bullying Program for schools and youth organizations, I made the statement to the students... “Your classmates are killing themselves. All across America students are going home from school to commit suicide because the [...]

My Name Is Michael, I Need You To Remember My Name

On a Monday night during our "Man Up" Bible study 6 teenage boys accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior! I was asked to bring the Bible study in to a different unit from what was scheduled. This Bible study is something I started about at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center in Indianapolis. When I walked in to the room, one boy was kind of upset and let it be known that he was [...]

By |2016-10-21T21:28:21-04:00September 20th, 2012|High Impact Stories, Teens|0 Comments

High Impact Teen Mentoring Team at the All Pro Dad NFL Experience at the Indianapolis Colts Facility

High Impact Teens was invited to be the official provider of mentors at the All Pro Dad Father and Kids NFL Experience held at the Indianapolis Colts training facility. The event was held on August 25. A limited number of fathers and kids were invited to attend and High Impact Teens was there to provide mentors for a group of young people who attended from Indianapolis without dads. This special event was filmed for TV [...]

By |2016-10-21T21:28:21-04:00September 15th, 2012|High Impact Stories, Ministry Update, Parents, Teens|0 Comments

The Jersey Effect and High Impact Teens Are Leading Outreach Events In Tennessee

THE JERSEY EFFECT WEEKEND August 11, 12 and 13, 2012  PRESS RELEASE HIGH IMPACT TEENS AND THE JERSEY EFFECT ARE BRINGING THE POWER OF THE NFL TO PROMOTE POSITIVE PEER PRESSURE AND REACH OUR LOCAL YOUTH 12 YEAR NFL VETERAN AND SUPER BOWL CHAMPION HUNTER SMITH ALONG WITH DARRIN GRAY OF ALL PRO DAD TO KICK OFF RHEA COUNTY AND ROANE COUNTY SCHOOL YEARA local youth outreach called High Impact Teens, founded by Ken Turner has [...]

Man Up Conference with former NFL Players and Troubled Youth

On Saturday, October 15, 2011 High Impact Teens will host the Man Up Conference at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the fourth time the event has been held at the MCJDC and it is shaping up to be the best one ever. Speakers include: Hunter Smith, former punter for the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts. Darrin Gray, National Development Director of All Pro Dad, the fatherhood program founded by [...]

Ministry Highlights of 2010

Ministry Highlights of 2010 Man Up Bible Study: A weekly Bible study focused on teaching Biblical principles of manhood to troubled and fatherless youth. Mentoring Troubled Youth: Leading the mentor outreach team in Indianapolis and assisting in recruiting, training and managing the mentors as well as mentoring youth through our ministry in the detention center. Wisconsin State Youth Conference: Spoke at the Wisconsin State Youth Conference at Calvary Baptist in Watertown, WI in February. KAT [...]

By |2016-10-21T21:28:23-04:00May 5th, 2011|High Impact Stories, Ministry Update|0 Comments

Reaching 1 Out of 100 – The Daniel Ferguson Story

In March of 2009 God brought Daniel Ferguson into my life. Although we only knew each other for about 10 days, God did a miraculous work in his life and mine. I wanted to share his story with you again. There are countless troubled youth who need to be reached with the message of hope God brings. Ken Turner The teenage boys I minister to each week are open and teachable. Well… most of them [...]

By |2016-10-21T21:28:23-04:00February 9th, 2011|High Impact Stories, Ministry Update, Peer Pressure, Teens|0 Comments

Helping The Hurting

Can I share with you some examples of real situations God has brought in to my life and ministry in the past couple weeks? A young boy's mother has cancer, his father was arrested and is expected to spend two years in jail, his grandmother died and his teenage cousin committed suicide. He's very angry and poor. A young mother who's husband left her with small children and she lost her job and is struggling. [...]

By |2011-05-06T21:24:29-04:00March 31st, 2010|High Impact Stories, Ministry Update|0 Comments