IMPACT 360, a biblical worldview program for high school graduates that is affiliated with Chick-fil-A, has welcomed Allison Powell to its staff as student learning and living intern. Powell will serve alongside the student learning coordinators who lead and minister to 31 students for nine months on the program’s Pine Mountain, Ga., campus.
The recent college graduate has an appreciation for the importance of a program that allows students to study different worldviews, apologetics and servant leadership so that they are better equipped to be Christ-focused leaders on their campuses and in the marketplace.
“The transition to college is a crucial time when young people either make their faith their own or choose another path,” Powell shared. “IMPACT 360 offers an opportunity for young men and women to become grounded and established in their faith while at the same time gaining knowledge and experience that will equip them for wherever God leads in the future.”
Powell is looking forward to meeting the students when they arrive on campus on Sept. 4 and to starting the journey of building into their lives. She hopes to pull from her experience in campus residential life as well as her international experience in outreach and ministry in her new role.
“God has given me several opportunities to serve and work with young people, which include my time at college as well as overseas,” Powell said. “He has used these experiences to teach me both the challenges and joys of working with people. He has also used difficult circumstances in life to build my confidence in him and his Word as my foundation for life, which is something I hope to carry into any role I fill.”
Powell grew up as the daughter of missionaries to Taiwan, and she still considers that country as home. She graduated from Columbia International University in 2012, where she majored in Bible and Intercultural Studies and served as a resident assistant.
“Allison has a unique background that we believe will be a great asset to the IMPACT 360 team,” said Director John Basie. “Not only will she gain knowledge and experience in her new role, but students and staff will be fortunate to learn from her as well.”