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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I run a Street Outreach Services organization in our community. We have visited First Glance to let the young people know about our services in the event they would ever need them, or have friends that are in need. I have been extremely impressed with this organization...the dedication of the staff and volunteers; the organization of the program; the maintenance of the facility; the way they impact the lives of so many youth!

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

Watching 100's of young people come to a place where they feel safe and cared for by the adults around them. The young people are free to be expressive (within boundaries), but know that the adults have an unconditional regard for them.

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

Duplicate it in other areas...

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

The high standards maintained by staff/volunteers. This organization is very well run.

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

Caring, considerate, and committed!

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

Change thousands of lives!

Ways to make it better...

This organization had 10 million bucks!

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

The culture of young people that they are dealing with and maintaining funds.

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

This is a great program and I'm so grateful to the committment they make each week.

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: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Always supportive to any youth foundation, Kids today is our future. too many go without any support due to our busy lives, Just let it be known BountyBoys.tv supports First Glance!

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

The support that allows others to help

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I love First Glance! They have a heart to serve the students and families in Kenmore through demonstrating the love of God in very practical and hands-on ways, reaching students where they are, and not just where they want them to be.This includes building an indoor skate park for them, providing clothes, counseling and baby supplies to pregnant teens, running a stop-having-sex club, and providing a safe environment with solid boundaries for students to hang out at. First Glance is also a great place to serve, helping others to reach out to a community that they wouldn't normally be around and helping others to feel a bit of God's heart for the "least of these"

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

their genuine heart for the students they serve. They strive to touch every part of these students lives, no matter what it might be.

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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