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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, Community Service Clubs, Religion, Youth Development Programs

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.

Programs: Recreational programs first glances recreational programs include rec night and skate night. These programs give students a safe environment where they can participate in recreational activities and hang out with both their friends and adult mentors. Rec nights average 130 students ranging in age from 12-19 and include activities such as basketball, dodge ball, dancing, card games and more. Skate nights are for students who are specifically interested in skateboarding. First glance hosts the only indoor skate park in the area and gives students the opportunity to practice new tricks, repair skate equipment and build ramps alongside volunteer mentors. The program averages 26 students per week.

moms programs the teen moms program of first glance student center has grown considerably in its seven years of existence. Currently, it has been expanded to include young moms, young dads and tiny glancers. Moms are continually instructed in basic life and parenting skills such as finances, cooking, sewing and physical and emotional care of their children. Additionally, the tiny glancers, the children of these young mothers, are being prepared for kindergarten and a lifetime of learning. Incentives are offered for participation, with earned baby dollars. The moms are able to purchase needed baby/child items from our boutique and take their children on educational trips, which would be unavailable to them otherwise. Both the teen and young moms programs average 25 students per week.

mentor programs all of first glances programs focus on building relationships between students and adult mentors. The student leader program averaging 15 students is a co-ed program that specifically deals with students who are seeking to be leaders and role models among their peers or who have been identified as those with that potential. Ladies night out averaging 25 students weekly provides an opportunity for middle and high school girls to deal with the very real relationship struggles that accompany their age. Man up averaging 12 students weekly focuses on encouraging middle and high school boys to become men of character. Young adults averaging 30 students is for those students who exceed the age limit of other programs.

Community Stories

101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It's fun and safe and they care about you also help you out anyway they can !!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

First Glance is fun and safe, I like coming to FG to get away from my house and to hang out with friends.

Client Served

Rating: 5

First Glance is a great place for opportunities. I would come if you can.

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

13

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.