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SUMMIT: Two Weeks to Get on Top

Summit, like maybe no other program, equips young Christians to succeed in our postmodern society. We are happy to repost John Stonestreet’s recent BreakPoint column highlighting this powerful summer experience.


John Stonestreet writes about SUMMITMillennials have a pretty bad reputation these days. Some of it’s undeserved, of course, but there are also plenty of stories of perpetual adolescence, entitlement, and refusing to take on the responsibilities of adulthood.

That description may be true of many young people today, but it’s usually not true of graduates of Summit Ministries, graduates like Haley Halverson.

Haley is the Vice-President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.  This 25-year-old dynamo develops and executes national campaigns to change policies and raise awareness related to child exploitation and human trafficking.

A list of her accomplishments would have us here all day, but here are a few:  She is a member of the Washington, D.C, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. She regularly speaks and writes on topics including child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual objectification, and more. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and other publications, and she’s been quoted or appeared in dozens of other media outlets, including the New York Times, NBC’s The Today Show, and USA Today.

The message that drives her work is clear and distinctly Christian: Because all humans have dignity, even the least among us, justice demands that we do everything in our power to protect them.

Where did Haley Halverson learn these ideas? How did she develop this passion for serving others?

If you ask her, she will say that one of the formative experiences in her life was the two-weeks she spent at Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado back in 2010, just before her senior year in high school.


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