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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 like the manual pad and the quarter pipe. I also like the kicker ramp. I'll definitely come back another time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love coming here on Tuesdays. When the weather is bad and you need to skate, this is where its at. Friendly staff and good times.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Its a really great program for alll the young moms teen moms to give them some guidence to raising their children

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I think First Glance is awesome because they have games, pool, food, drinks, and skate boarding and computers. My favorite is skateboarding because they have every thing. I like the games to that is my review.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started comin to First Glance in 2001, I love comin, we do alot of fun things, It's a really nice place to come and meet new people and hang out with your friend the leaders are really nice and they're always there for you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I hav ea good time every time I come and skate. I mean there is no other free indoor skate park/hangout place to go to when it snows or rains and the people who work here are friendly.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

First Glance is great. I love them. They are their to help people and that is great. I love them.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

A safe place for kids to skate outside of the streets away from bad influences. The employees are involved with the community and are making a positive influence in the neighborhood.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

First Glance is a radly fun place. Very nice people. A great and friendly environment. The staff is nice as well.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

This place is a fantastic thing for skateboarding and the youth in this area. A lot of great talent is being revealed behind these doors.