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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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

First Glance is an amazing place for teens to go and make new friends, hang out with other friends and just be themselves. Everyone there always is having fun and if theres something you want to talk to someone about theres always someone who is there to listen. Its also a place to keep kids out of trouble!

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

Just the staff and how great they listen to you and everything. Also I never get picked on like I did at other clubs because I don't fit in or something everyone there is very nice most of the time.

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

i like how it is now really

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

Girls Just Want to Have Fun is the best thing its like someone is really seeing what every girl goes through in their lives. Every Thursday and friday are amazing that we just get to go have fun and do whatever

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

So nice and always great listeners!

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

Go so far, it would be just amazing if they got 10 million dollars! they could fix up some of the things in the place now and it would be awesome

Ways to make it better...

No comment my expericence there are always something to come home and talk about!

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

i honestly think it would be probably money but i wouldnt know.

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

Its the best thing that has ever happened in my life and many others as well

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I was at a recent open house at first glance. since last time i was their it has grew is size and it is still to small for all the things that they do. It is a great place for young teen to hang out and stay out of trouble. I think god for helping them with all they do and what they can do in the future.

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 many different things they have to offer and the idea they have for what they want to do in the future.

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

very passionate about what they are doing and belive in.

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

continue to expand and reach more kids in the comunity

Ways to make it better...

i lived closer and could help out.

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

number of kids coming in and out with lack of respect.

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?

2009-9-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

it the best place to be and it's a hang out place for teenagers and u can eat drinks there is candy pop

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

first glance

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

none

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

u dont pay for the award

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

tim beck noelle beck tim pryor and nathan and nathan yokum

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

i would extend first glance playing area

Ways to make it better...

there is not any better experince

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

none

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

it the best place ever

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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13 people found this review helpful

I am a part of a local church that supports First Glance with volunteers and encouragement. I was a former leader of an abstinence prevention program in a neighboring community that ended recently due to budget cuts. I have had the opportunity to refer a bunch of the kids that were in my class to First Glance. They were so excited about what First Glance is doing, and even bigger revues from the parents. Parents were relieved to have a place for their kids to go-a safe place. The leadership at First Glance, and their commitment is phenomenal. Talk about a beacon of light in a community.

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

genuine, loving and most of all concerned with the kids well-being. This is not something you can buy at the store, but a true love for people. They are wonderful!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I attended a First Glance open house. I am very impressed with the leaders and staff and the many programs they provide. First Glance provides a safe place where teens can go and be shown the love and concern they deserve. The leaders are a positive role model that is missing in so many young lives today. First Glance has creatively used their resources and continues to grow and add new programs. There are to be commended for great impact they have made on the community.

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

very enthusiastic about their involvement with First Glance.

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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11 people found this review helpful

i have had alot of fun here.i play my guitar here almost every thursday here. my band performed here a few weeks ago. and i always have fun

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

a lot of fun.

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

Ways to make it better...

i dont think it can be.

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?

2009-9-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

I have been coming to firstglance since i was 12 now i am 17 years old im about to be 18. Firstglance is a great place to come to, to come hangout with freinds and relax and have snacks, and especially pizza.I remember the first time i was here they had the old side is was so cool the first time i came it was so cool, and i have came since, And i remeber when they got the other part they were closed awhile, and they were rebuilding it. ad when the first time they reopened i was so happy, And when they let us in i was suprised what they did, Firstglance is a cool place and i use to be a student leader but now i am not, But i still come to firstglance because it is so cool, and i aint got much more time to come here.

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

Helping people , And Saw it chnage

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

I wouldnt make no changes its all good and cool.

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

Hanging out with my freinds and i have met some people who are my bestfreinds now.

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

So nice , and kind, and they have helped me through alot

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

Become bigger or relocate

Ways to make it better...

I would of stayed a student leader

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

My behavior but i have changed alot since ive came here

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

This is the coolest place in kenmore, and its changed alot of people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

I absolutly love first glance!! its an amazing place where you can go to be yourself. everyone is welcome which is wonderful and no one here will judge you. this is such a great place and i look forward to coming here every week!:)

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

kenmore

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

make it every night

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

it allows me somthing to do everyweek for free and thats fun

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

tim and noel beck

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

expand and reach more people

Ways to make it better...

its fine the way it is

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

money issues

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

i love this place!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

i have fun and i get to see all of my friends....and my girl friend.then i see alot of other people.that i would like to get to know.

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

it could buy more stuff for use to do...maybe even buy another building

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

it's a fun place to hang with freinds and neighbore there is skate night there is game systems and there food pop and candy and IT'S CHEAP!

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

IT'S AWSOME TO WIN AN AWARD

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

NONE

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

IS WRITING ABOUT FIRST GLANCE

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

TIM BECK ,NOELLE BECK ,SCOTT TIM PRYOR,NATHAN YOKAM

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

BUY A BIGGER BUILDING AND EXTEND THE SKATE ROOM

Ways to make it better...

NOTHING

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

NOTHING

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

IT'S BLAST AND THERE IS A LOT OF THING U CAN DO AT FIRST GLANCE

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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