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: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I like to skate and have fun here. My friends come and I like to drop in and learn new tricks.

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

I enjoy skateboarding the most.

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

nice and very helpful.

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 like First Glance because it is the only skate park in Kenmore. It is the funnest thing in Kenmore. It's amazing.

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

the skate park.

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 fun great place for me to skateboard, hang out with friends, and learn about God. It's fun and safe.

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

fun place to stay outta trouble.

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

the staff are pretty cool.

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

pretty cool.

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

expand the park and get lots of cool things.

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: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I like hanging out with my friends here. Skateboarding is the best sport ever. First Glance is the perfect place to skate.

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

helpful.

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

buy a new building. Fix the ramps!!!

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  

3 people found this review helpful

My first day here was last Thursday and I really enjoyed it. All the volunteers are very helpful. All of the people I met were very nice.

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

I think it's a great idea that you guys are giving teens a place to hang out.

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

helpful.

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: 3 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

First Glance is fun. I come to skate and hang out . It is a fun park to skate and all my friends come.

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

more people.

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

make better stuff to skate.

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

skateboarding.

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

cool and nice.

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

have a way better park.

Ways to make it better...

the place was bigger.

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

not enough people.

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

build funner ramps.

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

It is a great place to be. There are tons of kids always having fun. You can meet lots of new people here and I love just hanging out and seeing who shows up

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

i get to see all my friends

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

nice and helpful

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  

5 people found this review helpful

I love it. Wasabi! First glance is the coolest place to go on Thursday and Friday nights in our area. I love hanging out with all my friends

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

the services

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

friends

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

awesome

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

build on for more space

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

This is the best place in Kenmore to hang out. All my friends come here on Friday nights to just hang out and eat pizza

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

let the students play thier own music on the speakers

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

the leaders that are willing to help us with whatever we need

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

nice and friendly

Ways to make it better...

they would play music

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  

3 people found this review helpful

I am Paige Bukowski and I love the pizza that First Glance gives us on Thursday nights. I also enjoy hanging out with all my friends

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

awesome

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

help more people in need.

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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