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  

I like coming to First Glance because its a great place for teens to come meet up with there friends and hang out in a non-violent,safe and fun environment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

i love first glance . its impacted my life in such a good way. ive met most of my closest friends through this organization. also its just a safe place to hang out and just be yourself and have fun. the leaders are all amazing people. noel has played a very long role in my life. all the leaders are friendly and caring. its somehwere to go when you have nothing else.

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

ive find my light . ive gotten on the better road.

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

make it bigger. and have more activities

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I love them. I go to first Glance every week and its the best organization that i have been to ever. They look at all the teens as their kids. First Glance is thier to help all of the students. Its a great place for all the students to go to when they are just on the streets getting in trouble. They need all the help they can get to make all of us better.

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

Make this organazation better in many ways, help the coumminity in many ways.

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  

13 people found this review helpful

First Glance is off the charts! I have two boys and still have a lot to learn at teen moms.

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

The people it's served and helped.

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

Change some of the girls who come.

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

The help the friends and the things I learned.

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

Nice

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

By more boys stuff. New lessons!

Ways to make it better...

Some of the girls who come will help more and be a parent.

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

To help some of the girls become better parents.

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

Stick to the rules!

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  

9 people found this review helpful

I came with my cousin for the first time November 2006. I liked it so much that I just keep coming.

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

teen parents.

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

they help you with what you need.

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

great.

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

help with stuff teen parents need.

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  

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: 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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