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: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been coming here since i was 12. I've been here since they had the old side. When they started building the new side, they were closed and I couldn't wait until they reopened. They reopened I was so happy because First Glance is so awesome.

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

Positive impact on the community - they have changed a lot of people.

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

I would get PS3's for the game system and play music.

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

Hanging out with my friends and the leaders.

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

So nice to me.

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

Become even bigger.

Ways to make it better...

I have stayed a student leader.

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

Meeting people I don't know and wonder what they would think.

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

Play music.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been going here since 6th grade, been through renovation and every where its a nice place to hang out with friends.

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

How it keeps people out of trouble.

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

Keep it the same.

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

Being off the street.

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

Amazing, nice, funny, friendly.

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

Help a lot of people.

Ways to make it better...

it could not have.

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

There are none.

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

Nothing except giving them the award.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

First Glance is tight. I like to play pool and basketball. It is a good place to hang out. It's great!

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

The community.

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

Make great, even better.

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

Playing pool.

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

Good.

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

Do a lot of things.

Ways to make it better...

Did more things.

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?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The last time I was here and before that I had a great time and the food is good and I plan to come here alot.

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

it lets kids hang out and have fun.

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

keep it the same.

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

is playing pool and hanging out with my friends.

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

there to protect us from fighting each other.

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

be bigger, more stuff.

Ways to make it better...

it lasted longer.

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

trying not to get in fights.

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

have a little more staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Well the first time I came here with my cuz's. We were havin fun chillin, playing contests, playing games, listen to music and havin a great time. I alwayz have fun and enjoying my time w/ friends and new friends.

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

the positive impact on the community, and the people its served and helped.

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  

7 people found this review helpful

I think this place is pretty cool. I have alot of fun. I had pretty good time and some pretty bad times. I like how we can hang out with my friends. Also we can get food. The last experience is when we went to Kalahari.

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

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

hanging out with my friends.

Ways to make it better...

more of my friends came here.

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

Well the first time I came here, I was with my friend. She had told me about this club, so I had thought I would join.

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

that they have lots of nice things for us to do.

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  

7 people found this review helpful

I heard of First Glance 2 years ago and have been coming since I've brought all of my cousins here. I love how you get to get on the internet, play video games and mess around.

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

The services it provides.

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

I have a place to hang out with my friends.

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

Awesome and so nice.

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

get a dance floor.

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  

11 people found this review helpful

i think this is the best teen club ever and i always have fun here i hang out with my friends and it is really fun u can have lots of fun here u can skateboard here play a wii and a xbox360.

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

playing the xbox and gutair hero on medium its really fun.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I work with all the people from first glance they make it fun. They are always there to offer support. They always make me feel welcome and like part of the family.

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

working with the leaders and with the babies and young moms. I enjoy spending time with them.

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

no changes need to be made.

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

Learning to work with and deal with many different people.

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

very helpful, pleasant and fun to be with. They are kind and caring.

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

move mountains and change lives.

Ways to make it better...

there was more money to meet more needs.

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

raising money to meet the needs of the clients they serve. There are always more things that can be done to serve the young people there.

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

I can't think of any ways to make it better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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