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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: 3

I started coming here years ago. It is a great place and the leaders and the students are so nice.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.