First Glance Student Center, Inc.

Rating: 4.84 stars   258 reviews

Address:

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.

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.

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Reviews for First Glance Student Center, Inc.

Role: Client Served
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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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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

the friendly atmosphere with friends, staff, and everyone in general.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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

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

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

how to be a better parent

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

they are the best caring people in the world

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

make more room for more people to join and have better sources for parenting.

Ways to make it better...

it has never been a bad experience

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

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.

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

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

I enjoyed skateboarding the most.

Ways to make it better...

I knew about this place sooner.

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

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!

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

great

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

Do whats goin on, I wouldn't change anything

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

meeting the leaders they're really nice, cool and fun people

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

awesome

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

get more stuff for the students to do

Ways to make it better...

I was still younger

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

Money

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

you learn alot here, Its really fun

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

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.

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

having a positive impact on the community.

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

having fun at First Glance.

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

nice, friendly, respectful.

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

do many great things.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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

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

positive impact on the community

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

do the same

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

I love all the people

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

awesome

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

be the best and serve more people

Ways to make it better...

nothing was wrong

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

being a leader nud a follower

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

nothing

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

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.

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

opportunities for neglected children in a neglected sport/activity.

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

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

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

positive impact on kids and the community.

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

skateboarding.

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  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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

thrashing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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