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  

7 people found this review helpful

I have never actually been in the building of First Glance to witness everything that goes on. But, I hear positive weekly stories about how helpful this organization is to the female teens I mentor. I also see pictures and hear updates about this program through volunteers that attend the same church that I do. From everything I hear and see, First Glance is a positive Christian experience for everyone involved.

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

uplifting and they really know how to love others the way Jesus loves us.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

First Glance is an amazing organization that helps keep kids off of the streets and give them opportunities to be mentored in a safe and nonthreatening environment.

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

meet the needs of so many kids!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I can't think of any other organization that should be honored with the Youth Thrive Award. First Glance is more than a building or program for teens...it is a family. A family that provides support in times of crises. A family that seeks to build one another up in love. A family that is empowering and equipping the next generation of leaders within our world. Thank you First Glance for the change you are making in Kenmore, and its surrounding communities.

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

seeing the changed lives of young people and the volunteers that help.

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

The leadership team.

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

Dedicated and competent.

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

Create thriving environments where teens can gather and be better equipped for life. More developed after-school programs. The broadening of its teen moms program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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