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Bugs, and Airplanes, and Boats, Oh My!

Bugs, and Airplanes, and Boats, OH MY! Lisa and Rick Bursey had gotten used to insects being brought to their offices by the children at the home. “COVID-19, while initially caused a lot of boredom, has now really sparked creativity,” shared Lisa. In their down time between teacher-led crafts, the children explored the areas around… Read more


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Cincinnati Highlights

Did You Know? 75% of children who are trafficked do not have a 3rd grade reading level by the 3rd grade. This staggering statistic is one of the driving forces of Back2Back Cincinnati’s reading program. “If we can help children recognize words and understand language, we’re bringing an awareness to them, helping them better identify… Read more


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Using His Voice for the Arts, and Others

Using His Voice for the Arts, and Others Seventeen-year old Samuel* is a young man of many gifts. He is a talented spoken word performer and over the last couple years, has showcased them in nearly every area of the arts. What has become even more impressive than his artistic giftings, is Samuel’s ability to… Read more


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Cancun Quarterly Highlights

My Father’s House, A Virtual VBS Vacation Bible School season had arrived, but with it remained restrictions and social distancing orders. The staff wanted to offer this experience for the children and teens, even as everything was running so differently. So they planned a virtual Vacation Bible School as a safe, but fun, alternative. The… Read more


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Haiti Quarterly Highlights

Haiti Reopens!A Site-Wide Update After several months of closures, no public gatherings, and virtual meetings, Haiti has officially reopened as of July 20th. Airports were among the first buildings to reopen their doors. Shortly after, factories starting operating at 100%, and churches opened their doors and welcomed people in, and the Back2Back campus is also… Read more



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Beyond Backpacks and School Shoes: Five Questions as We Prepare for the Back-to-School Season

Usually this time of year, I am peppering my kids with questions, asking them if their backpacks are still good from last year? Do they need new shoes? When are they going back to their college campuses? What is their new schedule?  This year just feels different.  2020 has given us many gifts, but principally it… Read more


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Highlights from India

Growing Confident as English SpeakersAn India Hope Campus Update “Stick together, no hurts, have fun!” This phrase is one generally heard across sites from the children Back2Back serves. They are part of life scripts used in Nurture Groups, where the children learn, and are equipped, to understand the power of their voices and emotions, and… Read more



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The Power of Mentorship

Miles* walked into the nurse’s office at the behavioral school he attended. It was a walk and visit he made every day, and every day, he asked the same question. “Do you know anyone who would mentor me? I am 16, and I can’t figure this out on my own.” The school nurse promised him… Read more


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