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  

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: 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've been here since summer. Great to volunteer! Good expousure 4 my kids. Good to serve w/them. We take care of babies during teen moms.

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

definitely positive impact on the community

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

it is run extremely well

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

rewarding

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

active.

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

serve more people

Ways to make it better...

more teen moms would come

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

facilities

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

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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 helped out a church thing for school that involved helping out kids and doing activities with them along with other things

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

the people I have served and helped

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

help everyone

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

that I was alble to help out little kids

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

great people

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

help families out

Ways to make it better...

i could help out more often

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

handling the students

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: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

There was a thing with a church and school and I helped out by passing stuff out, filling out papers, and helping to watch kids

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

the impact it has had on the the community

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

have more fundraisers

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

helping out by volunteering

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

really help families in kenmore

Ways to make it better...

i knew more about first glance

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

not enough people to help out

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

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: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I helped them when they asked me to at a church for helping kids spell and write better. I really like coming on thursday nights for pizza

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

let everyone in without thier cards

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

feeling good about helping little kids

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

great people

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

help more kids learn

Ways to make it better...

they had gotten my name right

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: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I like to come here to have fun, hang out, eat pizza, play some. I like this place because of the band that comes to play for us.

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

run it right.

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

good.

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

buy anything.

Ways to make it better...

if I come every time.

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

people.

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

to know you.

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  

11 people found this review helpful

I began volunteering in April of 2009, and I have been coming back time & time again. Despite the chaotic atmosphere, I really love these kids. Noelle and Tim really have something going here. I've never heard of a place for kids to hangout that didn't have a catch. It's amazing that people will dedicate so much time just out of the goodness of their hearts.

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

the amazing people.

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

change the world - at least in northeast ohio.

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

Helping out here is awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect the first time, but I think First Glance really does help change lives. Jessica Adams is my small group leader and she was the one who introduced me to First Glance. Just hearing how passionate she is about First Glance showed me that something special must be happening here. After coming for the past two Fridays, I can see that it is just what I want to keep coming to - to get to know the people here and be a part of what God is doing in their lives.

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 other volunteers here really just want to get to know the kids coming here. I just hope I can have an impact like they do as I keep coming.

Ways to make it better...

my experience was great, nothing could have made it 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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