Mustard Seed Society has a new look!

We are happy to announce that Mustard Seed Society is revamping the website. Please feel free to browse and send us any suggestions you may have. Keep updated on all events and activities of Mustard Seed Society with our new, user-friendly site.

Mustard Seed Society is a nonprofit organization created to provide interactive adventure-based therapeutic interventions.

Our client population includes those who have been addicted, abused, wounded, and allowed to grow up without nurture or guidance.

We are a faith-based organization offering hope to those who believe their life is hopeless.

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WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING!




Survival skills
Mustard Seed has had a great year.  We were able to serve Coosa Valley Youth Services’ Camp Lewis, and Attention Home, St. Cl


air Co. Day ProWater balloon fight time!gram,  The Strong Girls from Jefferson Co. Family Court, and 3 groups of teens from Pell City High School, including a group of special needs teens.  We did 3 summer day camps for the boys and girls at the Boys and girls club in Pell City.

We are excited that we were able to offer our Suicide Prevention Program in every high school in our county.

We offered tutoring class each Thursday for the teens in our HS program and saw math grades make a big turn around!

This year we hope to offer all the programs again to these groups.  Our new endeavor will be to offer abstinence classes for the 6th grade classes in our county in collaboration with the St. Clair Children’s Advocacy Center.

Much work has been done at the barn – Thanks primarily to the wonderful folks at The Church of The Highlands and their Greeter groups!  They did major clean up on fence lines, painted fences and round pens, repaired the barn, built a porch by the bathrooms, (way better than the wobbly cinder blocks we called steps.), cleaned LOTS of tack and built a beautiful hay barn!  They were AMAZING!  Many hours of labor , not to mention their financial contribution to all the projects.  We are so very grateful!  Words could never express how much their contributions meant to us – especially that they cared so much for our kids.

Hopefully some pictures will appear here soon – as soon as I figure out how to load them!

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THANKS TO OUR DONORS!

We are so blessed at Mustard Seed to have received generous donations from Corporate Sponsors in 2014

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM

HONDA MANUFACTURING OF ALABAMA

Thanks to their generous donations and those of our private donors,  we have been able to provide Equine Assisted Therapy for 7 different groups of teens this year.  We have also been able to take our Suicide Prevention Program into 3 high schools in our county this year and expect to take this program to the remaining 4 high schools before the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Tutoring for teens

Several of our teens from our High School group are coming to Glenn’s office near the high school each Thursday for tutoring.  We have a wonderful math tutor – Frog Price ( yes that is really his name!) and he has been such a blessing for the kids.  Not only is he a great teacher, but he is also a great mentor and friend for them.  Other volunteers – Jessica Burrow, Tessa Adams, Kandie Magargee, and Glenn are offering help with science, history and English.  Lots of learning happening in the midst of lots of fun!

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WOW! what a summer!

Mustard Seed Society had a great summer. Our FUN DAY was a success, as were our day camps for the high school girls , Man Camp, and Stable Ladies camp, and The Strong Girls.
We had a sad year with our horses. We lost 2 of our rescues, Dani and Katie. We also lost our oldest and dearest, sweet Mia. They all served our youth well and they were much loved. They will be so missed!!
Our horse family now is healthy and happy and looking forward to a busy year.

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Horses teach teens about respect and self-regulation

We have had a great year with some 9th grade students from Pell City High School. Many of them arrived angry, rude and afraid. We have spent the year with these amazing young folks and watched them grow and learn. The horses have done their job well. They like relationship —-but only if it is a good one. They are very effective in communicating when they feel disrespected. The kids have developed a close bond with their horses. Caring for the horses, relating to them and riding them has helped them to learn self-regulation – a life skill that can positively impact their lives. We at Mustard Seed are grateful to have had the kids this year.

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