Blog

Be inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Expressing Themselves Through Art

The room was loud. The adolescent girls’ voices clanged against walls as they moved around, bickered with each other, and tried to find a rhythm. “Everyone is so dysregulated,” thought Emma Martinez, Back2Back staff. She got a stack of paper and the tub of markers out and placed them in the middle of a table…. Read more


AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Sweeter in Community

You can do it! You are brave. We are here with you. You can do hard things. The chorus of encouragement rang through the room at Urban Air. Children and teens part of Back2Back Cincinnati communities of belonging were on a field trip, and one young man stood on the edge of the zipline ledge,… Read more


AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Investments of Fun

The women were sitting side by side down a line of chairs. The nail technicians opposite them held up their hands, rubbing lotion into them; the moms giggled at the sensation of the hand massage and admired their nails. A week before mother’s day,, Back2Back Cincy staff planned a special event for the moms group… Read more



AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Putting on Their Armor

Hanna Firstenberger, Back2Back staff, held a bucket of water in one hand and a tangerine in the other. She smiled at the faces gathered around her on the floor as she dropped the tangerine into the water. They watched together as it floated to the surface. “Why did it float?” she asked her class, and… Read more


AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Better When We Are Together

The island in the middle of the kitchen and the round, white tables just outside it are becoming sacred ground. What was once simply a church in Price Hill has become a gathering space for children after school to play games, eat food prepared specifically for them, and to connect with both their peers and… Read more


AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

A Dance, and Story, of Victory

I’m unwanted. I’m ugly. I can’t do things by myself – I’m dumb. The printed words on scraps of colored construction paper bore an honest pain. Back2Back Cincy staff read them with sensitivity and then folded them into a loop, adding them to a growing paper chain. A paper chain of lies students were believing… Read more



AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Leaving His Mark on His City

you asked for truth But I don’t believe you really want it Because more often than not when you ask for the truth they cant accept it  They change the channel, ignore it, anything not to face it  Three years ago, the team at Back2Back Cincinnati met a young man named Jay through Rising Leaders,… Read more


AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

“How’s Your Heart Running?”

A regulation technique we teach is to answer the question: “How’s your engine running?”  If the answer is “slow”, they turn a dial on a paper plate speedometer to blue; if the answer is“too fast”, the dial goes to red.  If all is calm, and they’re just right, the dial lands on green. For teens… Read more


Pin It on Pinterest