First Glance Student Center, Inc.

Rating: 4.83 stars   244 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Religion

Location: 943 Kenmore Blvd. Akron OH 44314 USA

Mission: First Glance is a student center for junior and senior high school students in Kenmore . It primarily operates as a youth center with basketball, skateboarding, internet, video games, food and more, providing the students a place to go.  It keeps these students off the street. In addition we have a teen moms program, an abstinence program, skate night and more.  This facility enables us to meet and build relationships with students who may not normally come to a church.  Through these relationships, we have the opportunity to tell students about Christ and get them involved in a local church.In addition we teach students life skills.  We work with the community and have the students volunteer.  Also through other special events we teach students about money management, the importance of education, and serving. Mission Statement: We exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the Church through real, loving and non-threatening avenues.
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EIN 20-2610539
330-848-9685
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

It is great to help at First Glance. I have the privilege to be with youth and share my Christian experience with them. Not only do I share with them, but they inspire me with there enthusiasm. Many of the youth are very excited and dedicated student leaders.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

i have seen lives changed as a result of First Glance directing youth to Christ and area churches.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

volunteering at Friday night fun and game time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Ummm, I come here when I can. I come to see friends. But I mainly come to skate wonderful reality.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is learning more and more about God.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help the community way more.

Ways to make it better...

they lowered prices on drinks on skate night.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Went to skate at the church since it was wet. There is no sheltered free area to skate in the area besides here and it was a fun night.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the community of skateboarding in Kenmore.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the free sheltered area provided.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build quality ramps that are more fun and safer.

Ways to make it better...

it were bigger with more ramps.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the costs of supplies.

One thing I'd also say is that...

helping this church make a great skate park.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I first got involved through y wife who volunteers with Teen Moms. We also did a couple of Friday nights as volunteers. At one time we had a teen mom and her baby living with us. After 2 years helping at various times I became involved as a volunteer leader with the young dads guys here at First Glance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

healthier happier babies and their mothers. And some starting support of the dads

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping young moms by watching their babies and getting to know and become friends with some of the dads

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome. We were welcomed as volunteers with wide open arms

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really reach all of the kids, mom, and dads in this area and help improve their lives

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I like the manual pad and the quarter pipe. I also like the kicker ramp. I'll definitely come back another time.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

skating.

Ways to make it better...

there were no helmets.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love coming here on Tuesdays. When the weather is bad and you need to skate, this is where its at. Friendly staff and good times.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly atmosphere with friends, staff, and everyone in general.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Its a really great program for alll the young moms teen moms to give them some guidence to raising their children

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how to be a better parent

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

they are the best caring people in the world

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make more room for more people to join and have better sources for parenting.

Ways to make it better...

it has never been a bad experience

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I think First Glance is awesome because they have games, pool, food, drinks, and skate boarding and computers. My favorite is skateboarding because they have every thing. I like the games to that is my review.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoyed skateboarding the most.

Ways to make it better...

I knew about this place sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I help in the nursery while the teen moms are in their meeting. I have started working with the young moms and hope that I am impacting their lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

positive improvement in the teen moms

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do as good as the leaders that are in place

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

baby sitting the wonderful babies

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

raise the roof

Ways to make it better...

could not be better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I started comin to First Glance in 2001, I love comin, we do alot of fun things, It's a really nice place to come and meet new people and hang out with your friend the leaders are really nice and they're always there for you!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

great

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do whats goin on, I wouldn't change anything

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting the leaders they're really nice, cool and fun people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get more stuff for the students to do

Ways to make it better...

I was still younger

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money

One thing I'd also say is that...

you learn alot here, Its really fun

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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