Brad Prater, Youth Pastor of Lifetree Legacies says, "The home life may not be that great, and we're going to be here to help them through those hard times in life."
Brad Prater will offer one-on-one guidance for youth ages 13 to 18.
Tracy Taylor, co-founder of Lifetree Legacies says, "We're not a church. We're non-denominational, but it's obviously a ministry."
Lifetree Legacies offers a unique 14 week experience for young women and men. Youth attend a two-hour session three nights a week.
Tracy says, "They'll be leading instruction in the first hour, and in the second hour we'll have them focus on the venue of their interest."
Basketball, baseball, softball, football, strength and conditioning.. and horseback riding are the physical activities that are offered to youth.
"I think the thing that really sets this apart is there is some world class activities here. We have a pitching machine-- there's like only 250 of them in the world," explains Brad.
"We believe training and experiencing the trials of working hard and developing the discipline helps engage their heart, and that for us means engaging their heart for Christ," Tracy says.
Brad says, "I think the care and effort that we're going to be able to pour into each youth or teen that comes is what's going to be able to set it apart."
The classes are exclusively small and only consist of six youth. Brad says that this allows them to spend quality one on one face time with the youth.
"We hope that they will set goals and objectives both in the venue and certainly in their spiritual life, and then the accountability and responsibility comes in with them working to accomplish those goals and objectives," Tracy states.
Head coach of the Amarillo Venom is also an athletic volunteer at Lifetree Legacies. "We're going to put it all, tie it together and help youth elevate who you are, not just as an athlete, not just as a person, but also a child of God."
Tracy says, "We think it's important that youth be able to be in a safe, positive environment, so they can make good decisions both for the Lord and for their lives and for their families."
Lifetree Legacies is currently taking applications for both youth and volunteers. The sessions are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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