Saving Our Sons
Saving Our Sons is a ministry within the 1st District YPD that is committed to bringing about positive change in the lives of our youth. S.O.S accomplishes this through education, mentoring, employment opportunity, spirtual growth, recreational and faith-based activities.
S.O.S is committed to working with any young male between the ages of 12 - 18.
S.O.S. is open to all young males no matter their background or history.
Self Denial began as an inspirational idea sugessted by Mrs. Hazel Gomez, wife of Bishop Joseph Gomez. The idea transformed into a reality under the leadership of Mrs. Alma A. Polk, the first Connectional YPD Director and Mrs. Mamie Aiken continued the project. The First Self denial program was held in January, 1948. The program transition into Self Denial Week and is observed each year during the week of May 7th- 14th.
Self Denial was established as a fund-raising effort to provide scholarships for students. From 1961-1972, scholarships were awarded under the title "Boy-Girl of the Year." In 1972 the title was changed to Self Denial Essay Contest. Scholarships are awarded to the graduating senior essay winners.
Self Denial Program 2020
Greetings YPD Family!
Pray you all are feeling strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
Below is the information for 2020 Self Denial. The Self Denial Cover & Scoring Sheet are a part of the Self Denial booklet.
Please review and direct any questions to Director Laverne. Please send your shout outs as soon as possible.
Many Thanks and Blessings,
The New Jersey Conference YPD
Souper Bowl of Caring
Using the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need, every dollar collected through Souper Bowl of Caring should be donated directly to a charity selected by each participating group.
Hunger and poverty have a negative impact on individuals and the communities in which they live, yet there is joy in serving and giving to those in need. The excitement and energy surrounding the Super Bowl can be used to engage young people in service while producing lasting hope for all people.
Record on the official website at: