40 Totally Awesome Summer Hangouts



The summer can be a great way to enjoy intentional time with your protégé. Yet with all the free time, limited Champions of Hope programing, and summer work schedules for mentors (and protégés), searching for creative and purposeful hangouts can be a daunting task. Well search no further! Check out this list of 40 awesome things to do with your protégé throughout the summer!

P.S. Don’t forget the 4th-6th Grade Ice Cream Social Saturday, June 11th from 10-1pm and the 7-12th Grade RED Talks Event on Saturday, June 18th from 10-12pm. Both of these events are sure to be fun and intentional ways to spend time with your protégé this summer!

Bible Study Resources for Hangouts:

  1. Read the Jesus Storybook together
  2. Read the Story of God’s Love for You (Teen/ Adult version of the Jesus Story Book)
  3. View & discuss Rightnow Media Bible Studies together
  4. Share the Gospel by reading Matt Chandler’s The Explicit Gospel together
  5. Read Unashamed by Lecrae Moore together
  6. Attend your church’s or another local church’s VBS with your protégé
  7. Read through a book in the Bible together (e.g. one of the Gospels, Romans, Genesis)

Dynamic Hangouts (Free or Affordable):

  1. Make a “Mentoring Bucket List” together
  2. Go Swimming at your local pool or one of these Community Pools
  3. Explore White Rock Lake (go canoeing or kayaking around the lake)
  4. Invite your protégé on a family outing or road trip
  5. Go to the movies and discuss the movie afterwards
  6. Ride the M-Street Trolley together or take a Dallas Bus Tour
  7. Go fishing or hiking together
  8. Visit a local Water Park
  9. Spend a hangout at Jumpstreet
  10. Play a round of miniature golf at Top Golf
  11. Showcase your bowling skills at Bowl & Barrel
  12. Play arcade games at Nickelrama
  13. Attend a local Sporting Event or Performing Arts Show
  14. Bar-B-Que and view Fireworks on the 4th of July at Fair Park with your protégé & their family

Fun Educational Hangouts:

  1. Explore Dallas Museum of Art & Klyde Warren Park (Food Trucks)
  2. Visit Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  3. Visit Dallas World Aquarium
  4. Explore the African American Art Museum
  5. Stay local by visiting the South Dallas Cultural Center
  6. Embrace history while visiting the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House
  7. Go through a book series together
  8. Work on a career project to help your protégé research their career of interest
  9. Make a list of S.M.A.R.T Goals for the school year together
  10. Visit local Universities and Community Colleges
  11. Interview people with various jobs and learn about what they do
  12. Download the Duolingo App and learn some new words in a foreign language

Service Related Hangouts:  

  1. Read to elderly people at Senior Care Health & Rehabilitation Center
  2. Make a meal (or dessert) with your protégé and serve their family
  3. Volunteer at the Dallas Life Shelter
  4. Have a trash cleanup competition at a local park
  5. Serve in a community garden or Bonton Farms
  6. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
  7. Write & send thank you Letters to the troops, former teachers, and other people who’ve had a positive impact on your protégé’s life

Monique Alleyne, Relationship Coordinator

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