2nd Mile Adventures exist to challenge people to go a
New Distance physically, mentally, and spiritually.
To show youth the love of Christ and challenge them in service, adventure, mentorship and character building.
Rooted in Passion
The idea of Chain-Breakers came about in the Spring of 2017. David "Cookie" Cook had a deep passion to see something provided for the young men in our community that needed some good direction. Once Cookie shared his passion with fellow teacher, Pete Barnett, the two of them began dreaming of a program that would introduce these young men to adventure, implement mentorship, instill community service and expose them to the love of Christ.
Chain-Breakers got its beginning with just 2 young men who were regularly involved. Over the last year and a half we grew to about a dozen regulars and many more who have come and gone along the way. We are excited about the opportunity to be involved in the lives of these young men as we walk beside them. There have been hundreds of hours of community service provided within the local community. Many of those hours have been taking care of the trails that we get to enjoy biking on, but many more hours have been helping individuals in our community.
Chain-Breakers meets weekly all your round. During the school year we meet on Sunday afternoons to serve, and then ride. If the weather is not conducive to riding, we do some other type of activity. During the summer we also ride on another evening of the week. We also try to do a different event each month that may involve doing something that these guys have never done before. We have gone skiing and even played paintball.
During the Fall of 2018, we were able to secure a grant from the K21 Foundation that allowed us to purchase some bikes to be used by the program. Part of the time spent with these young men is focused on the care and maintenance of the bikes that they ride.
The most important part of the entire program is the time that is given by some solid men who invest in these guys weekly. We know that the time that we get to spend together is a great opportunity to show these young men the love of Christ. They need to know that while we are constantly working on making better decisions in our lives, Jesus Christ accepts us just as we are. Even when we may not have an earthly example of unconditional love, Christ died for us even though we are sinners.
If you, or someone you know, would like to be involved with the Chain-Breaker program (either as a student or mentor) please let us know. We would love to have you.