Clubhouse Magazine 2016 Summer Challenge: Exercise to Educate

Clubhouse Magazine 2016 Summer Challenge: Exercise to Educate

Want to do something amazing this summer? You can help children in the Middle East go to school and learn English. All you have to do is take part in Adventures in Odyssey's Clubhouse Magazine summer challenge!

The Problem

Nearly 7,000 miles away from the United States, there's a war going on in the country of Syria. Many families have been forced from their homes. Parents have had to leave their jobs, and children have had to leave behind toys and friends.

Many of these families now live in refugee camps in nearby countries. They have tents instead of houses. Clean water is hard to come by. This war has put 2.6 million children out of school – some for more than four years already.

The Solution

Our friends at Focus on the Family Middle East know many families who don't have the money to buy a school uniform and pay for their children to go to school. They also know people who would love to teach children English in local churches.

You may not have a lot of money to help, but you probably have time, energy and excitement. Here's what you can do:

  1. Print a sponsor sheet and exercise to earn points. The more you exercise, the more points you'll earn!
  2. Download and print off an exercise log, or make your own chart. You earn one point for every 20 minutes of exercise. Any activity counts! Set a goal of at least 100 points for the summer. (Note: You can only earn a maximum of six points per day.)
  3. Ask your family and friends to sponsor your efforts.
  4. Beginning in July, tell us how you did and receive a digital bundle from your friends at Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family. The deadline to submit your information is August 31, 2016.
Make the most of your summer – exercise for your health and help other kids in need while you do!