Mustard Seed Training

Materials for praying with children.

Carroll Ballers Tutor Training

Cuyahoga County’s Juvenile Justice Center recently began serving a block of 18-21 year old residents. Because of their age, they are not eligible for the school programming offered to the other juvenile residents.

This problem was turned into an opportunity by two enterprising Juniors at John Carroll University. Michael Gong and Ned Barnes have been leading groups of student volunteers to participate in a program at JJC called Carroll Ballers. The JJC residents (and John Carroll students) build character through group activities, mentoring, and friendly games of basketball. Now in its third year, the program has been a huge hit and has been expanding exponentially. This year, they wanted to add tutoring for GED Test preparation for the newest block of older residents. I have been privileged to be involved in the process of designing this new element of the program and training the first tutors.

Here’s a taste of what we learned together:

About US

Mustard Seed Training is a team of faith-based artisan creating materials for praying with children. Our ministry is to share the love of God and neighbor.

Our group was founded in 2017 by CGS catechist and woodworker Meagen Farrell. Meagen is also an author, trainer, and PhD student in the fields of adult basic education and educational technology (that’s the “Training” part!).

Thank you for your patience & prayers!

Our goal is to provide you with quality materials and service. Please view our shipping policy and refund policy. We take a scheduled break every year from December 22 (or the last Friday before Christmas) to January 2 (or the first Monday).

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