Program encourages kids to GEEK out, give back
A while back a volunteer at Community of Hope Church suggested that the church start a program in which kids volunteer in the community. That idea got the wheels turning in children's ministry director Jeri Austad's head. The result is a new program called GEEK.
GEEK stands for Generous, Excellent, Example of a Kid. The program aims to get kids active in their home town. The program started just a few weeks ago and it already has 10 participants, Austad said.