Youth Program

Since the early days of its founding through its protection of the orphans of its members, the Knights of Columbus has worked to provide for the welfare of young people. Through sponsoring sports activities and championships, youth groups, educational programs, scholarships, and a variety of other initiatives, the Order looks to foster development of young people as they follow their paths to adulthood.

The purpose of the Youth program is to involve families in youth-oriented activities.  KofC Council 11402 sponsors the following Youth Program activities at All Saints.

Altar Server Outing

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Spaghetti Dinner Assistance

Family Movie Night

Parish and District Basketball Free-Throw Competitions

Pre-School Social/Cookout

Soapbox Derby Cookout

SignUpGenius is used to solicit volunteers for the following activities: Basketball Free-Throw, Eagle Scout Court of Honor Spaghetti Dinner, Pre-School Social/Cookout, and Soapbox Derby.

Altar Server Outing

Timeframe and Location:  This activity takes place n August, before school begins, and is held at Six Flags White Water Park in Marietta, GA.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to provide a KofC-subsidized day of fun at Six Flags Water Park.
Activity Description:  While originally targeted for Altar Server and their parents, the fun-filled day now extends to all parish children and families.  The subsidized ticket cost includes parking, lunch, and access to all rides.  The admission cost changes each year, so contact the Activity Chair for the latest information.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Contact the Activity Chair for reservations for yourself and your children.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Spaghetti Dinner Assistance

Timeframe and Location:  This activity usually occurs in April, based on the Boy Scouts of America leadership’s request.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Spaghetti Dinner activity is to assist the Scouts with dinner preparation for an Eagle Scout Court of Honor.  The Eagle is the highest recognition that Scouting offers to Scouts.  It is earned through the advancement program, and only a small percentage of boys who begin with Scouting receive this honor.
Activity Description:  Knights prepare, in advance, sauces the old-fashioned way (with age-old family recipes) and cook the spaghetti the day of the Court of Honor, allowing the Boy Scouts and their families to focus on the Eagle Scout award ceremony.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Cook the sauce (one day before), and
– Cook and serve the spaghetti dinners.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Family Movie Night

Timeframe and Location:  This activity occurs monthly, usually on the last Friday of the month (not during Lent) in McGivney Hall.
Purpose:  The purpose of the Family Movie Night is to provide an opportunity for Brothers to bring their families and watch a movie on our projection screen, while enjoying freshly popped popcorn.
Activity Description:  Beginning around 7:00 PM (check the Sunday church bulletin for the exact time and movie), families can watch a quality, family movie ranging from the classics such as Pinocchio to the coming of age movies such as Moana.  Children bring sleeping bags and stretch out on the McGivney Hall floor with popcorn, while adults enjoy a beverage and a bit of well-earned peace and quiet…at least for awhile.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Set-up the Council Hall and popcorn machine,
– Serve popcorn and beverages (cash bar for adult beverages), and
– Clean-up the Hall and store the popcorn machine.

Contact the Activity Chair if you’d like to help.

Parish and District Basketball Free-Throw Competitions

Timeframe and Location:  In January, preliminaries are held in the All Saints Gym.  In February, district-level competition is held in the same location.
 Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to provide all interested local children the opportunity to test their free-throw skills and possibly advance to KofC district and state competitions.
 Activity Description:  Boys and girls compete only with other boys and girls in their age group.  With 2-4 free-throw stations set-up, Brothers verify the basketball player’s age and serve as scorekeeper for the number of successful free-throws.  Winners of each boy and girl age category advance to the district-level competition held about two weeks after the Super Bowl.
 Volunteer opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Set-up the gym (basketballs, score sheets), and
– Keep score for all kids assigned to their free-throw line.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Pre-School Social/Cookout

Timeframe and Location:  This activity occurs close to the beginning of the school year and is held in the lower parking lot between the gym and McGivney Hall at All Saints.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to create an opportunity for parents with pre-school children to meet and socialize.  This event especially helps families new to the parish meet other parish families.
Activity Description:  Typically about 80 adults and children enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of cooking and eating.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Set-up the grill near McGivney Hall,
– Cook and serve hamburgers/hot dogs, and
– Clean-up and return the grill to the KofC garage for storage.

For more information, contact the Activity Chair.

Soapbox Derby Cookout

Timeframe and Location:  This annual activity takes place on a Saturday in May or June in the parking lot of First Baptist Atlanta, in Dunwoody.
Purpose:  The purpose of this activity is to provide food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale to Soapbox Derby participants and observers.
Activity Description:  Brother Knights work a 2 – 3 hour shift preparing, cooking and serving hamburgers/hot dogs and non-alcoholic beverages at this event.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Volunteers are needed to help:
– Transport the grill to the Soapbox Derby location,
– Set-up tent, grill and beverages,
– Work a 2 – 3 hour shift cooking and serving food and beverages, and
– Clean-up the area and transport the grill back to the KofC garage.

More information is available at Dunwoody Soapbox Derby.

For more information about this activity, contact the Activity Chair.