“Let’s go play in the street!” For many children, the wide streets of our neighborhood offer the only real place to run around. Limited play space is only one disadvantage the kids face. Most are significantly behind their peers in reading and language. The there are simple things most people take for granted– an after school snack, a parent at home, and safe streets.
“Let the little children come to me”, said Jesus (Luke 18:16). Our vision is to be a church-based after school program that starts with first graders, with the goal of mentoring those children all the way through high school. Over the last five years we’ve grown from 15 students to 40 students and ten staff.
Currently, we are serving kids up through 10th grade, looking forward to our first graduation class in two years. As a holistic ministry, we partner with parents to meet academic, physical and emotional needs, with the primary goal of seeing each child reach their potential by building a strong spiritual foundation...
*NOTE: Though EV Free LA is a registered KidTrek Associate, sending staff to KidTrek's 880 in recent years, they also run a SAY Yes Center (originally developed by KidTrek's founder Wanda Parker), and remain steadfastly loyal to Campus Crusades vision for SAY Yes (we greatly admire them for this).
EV Free LA (Scott and Sarah Yetter in particular) graciously host our 880's site visit on occassion, as well as being the church we worship at on Sunday morning the week of training.
EV Free LA continues to do great work in LA using the combined SAY Yes and KidTrek models.
The mission of Salem Christian School is to provide a quality education from a Christian perspective, equipping students to become leaders to serve God and family, and to positively impact their community and the world.
Founded in 1973, Salem Christian School serves a diverse population of approximately 150 students in preschool thru grade eight. We rejoice in and celebrate the privilege of training up our youth to be disciples of Jesus Christ while equipping them, through an unparalleled academic experience, to confidently, eloquently, and persuasively engage their community and world. We strive to promote young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We aim to find them well prepared in all situations, possessing both information and knowledge of how to use it and we aspire they
be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning.
To prepare our students to serve Christ faithfully and effectively in the 21st century, Salem Christian School is committed to providing them with a comprehensive, Bible-based, and pre-college preparatory educational program of uncompromising quality within a stimulating and nurturing environment. From our weekly art and music classes to our advanced mathematics courses, SCS is providing our students with an education that develops the Christian mind, nurtures the soul, and shapes the character…for today and the future. . Graduates of Salem Christian School have attended Whitney Young, Walter Payton, Lane Tech, Northside College Prep, Gordon Tech, Lincoln Park Honors, Chicago Hope Academy, and a variety of public schools.
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First Covenant Church Spokane
212 S. Division St.
Spokane, WA 99202
Rev. Lawrence Hudson
The ministry began when First Covenant Church in Spokane started by saying "yes" to ministry opportunities. A commitment was made to pursue ministry to disadvantaged children through KidTrek. The ratio that has worked best was one mentor to three kids.
The ministry at the national level provides an extremely intensive week of training on a yearly basis for a nominal fee, as well as support on a weekly basis if needed. The curriculum is wholistic, including homework time, life skills, small groups, recreation, and Bible Focus.
Coulee Kid's Center
416 Main Street/ PO Box 53
Hartline, WA 99135
I plan to start a ‘KidTrek Model’ Center through my church to reach at risk children and families in our rural community in Coulee City, WA.
Lord willing, Coulee Kid’s Center will be up and running two days a week for our pilot summer program. After recruiting and training volunteers, we will determine how many children can be enrolled in our summer program with the ideal 5:1 ratio of children per secondary nurturer.
After evaluating our summer program, our goal is to continue with an afterschool program two days a week in the evenings after school.
Pro Cathedral Church of St. Clement
Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach
810 N. Campbell
El Paso, TX 79902
Launch Pad-Kids Create
Ciudad Nueva is a community Outreach program in downtown El Paso, related to Pro Cathedral Church of St. Clement. Our most developed programs right now are Launch Pad (elementary after school program); middle school after school program; and regular community dinners with our families. We are hoping to start up a high school program in Fall 2009.
Launch Pad is an after-school mentoring program for inner-city kids. Situated with downtown to one side and a residential area to the other; the Church of St. Clement's neighborhood is the heart of El Paso, Texas.
In cooperation with the local elementary school we invite children from the community to come to Launch Pad Tuesdays and Thursdays for academic enrichment, spiritual formation and physical activity, not to mention the lasting bonds of friendship they form.
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4934 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
LOGAN Hope is a small Christian nonprofit agency in Philadelphia, PA. It was formed as an outreach in the Logan community (LOGAN stands for Loving Our God And Neighbor) of North Philadelphia, especially among Cambodian children and youth. We want to see families and the community transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We have had a summer day camp for the last nine years in this community. A total of about 550 children have attended the day camp. We have also had Bible clubs and middle school small groups and youth groups.
In the fall of 2002 we joined KidTrek as an associate member. Our first year using the curriculum was great. The students were experiencing Christ-centered mentor relationships as well as learning skills that will help them throughout their lives. There are many improvements in their grades.
Beginning September 2002, we launched an individualized Christian elementary school for children who struggle in a traditional classroom environment. Loving learning, reading well, and experiencing the love of God are all crucial to living life with purpose, avoiding gangs, drugs, gambling, early pregnancy, abuse, and other issues that plague our community.
Neighborhood Kids Club
c/o First Presbyterian Church
325 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60505
First Presbyterian Church is in the heart of Aurora's Eastside. We are in a highly Hispanic and low-income area of the city. We feel called by God to minister to our neighborhood that surrounds the church. Our center is made up of 50-60 kids ages kindergarten - 9th grade and 40 volunteers.
KidTrek has helped us to reach kids for Jesus Christ.
Novaland (Sycamore Ridge)
2020 N. Guthrie
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Located in San Bernardino, CA, the Novaland Youth Development center inside the Sycamore Ridge Apartment Community operates Monday and Fridays, 3:00-7:00 PM and Tuesdays through Thursdays 2:30-6:30 PM.
The CORE program runs Tuesdays through Thursdays 2:00-5:30 PM while the G.A.P. Program is available Mondays 2:00-6:30 PM, Tuesdays through Thursdays 5:30-6:30 PM, and Fridays 3:00-7:00 PM.
For more information, please contact our dedicated staff.
New Hope Community Development Corporation
JumpStart Afterschool Program
1821 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA, 95832
Excecutive Director After School Program Director
Enoch Yeung Loraine Fong
New Hope Community Development Corporation (NHCDC) strives to bring holistic revitaliztion to low income communities in Northern California through educational enrichment, economic empowerment, and housing services thereby demonstrating and sharing the love of Jesus Christ to those in need.
As a team and devoted community, we long to see faithful individuals committed to nurturing at-risk youth and supporting families in need. This non-profit organization started in the Fall of 2007, allowing the New Hope Community Church to reach out to the community throughout the week and not only limited to the weekends.
The first new program is the JumpStart Afterschool Program (March 2008). It provides a "whole-istic" (spiritual, emotional, physical, educational, and social) program for kids in the Sacramento Meadowview neighborhood to develop them into leaders of integrity.
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614 N 26th
Lincoln, NE 68503
The word "Obasi" is Swahili meaning "in honor of God." This is the foundation of our ministry, to honor God.
Under the leadership of Pastor Jessie Myles, Pastor T.J. McDowell and Pastor Dwight Brown the kids and their families worship, fellowship and build community at No Greater Love Christian Fellowship Church.
Our hours are difficult to define, as we have come to realize this is a 24/7 ministry. God has shown us in the most off-hours and spontaneous moments that with obedience comes blessings and deepened relationships, with Him and His people.