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Crossroads Kids Club

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To mobilize God’s people to share the Good News in public schools through church-led clubs.

Target demographics: Children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500 children through 50 clubs

Geographic areas served: Chicagoland, Rockford, Milwaukee, Louisville, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Guadalajara

Programs: Crossroads Kids Club: a fun, faith-based after school program for elementary school students

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m always amazed when I hear the wonderful stories that happen everyday at the Kid’s Clubs!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crossroads Training was energizing and so helpful. They include both the head and the heart of the ministry. They are thorough in the details of the process of starting a club and providing loving support and a wide variety of examples that have gone before in obstacles and successes. Not only that but their focus on the Gospel is central and pointing back to Jesus throughout the process provided the foundation of all they do.”

Client Served

Rating: 5

Crossroads has been a big part of my life. I heard about Crossroads when I was in middle school and needed a place where I felt like I could belong. Crossroads not only helped me to feel loved and connected to the ministry, but known and loved by God. The leaders in Crossroads helped me to find leadership gifts that God has given me and gave me opportunities to grow. Members of my family have served as volunteers, donors and even staff. I am grateful for Crossroads and excited about where God is bringing it in the future!

Sara G.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is our first year working with Crossroads Kids Club. Katie, Kim, and Matt are great! They helped us set up a bilingual Club in Elgin, IL this year. Looking forward to reaching the next generation in a great, positive, and Godly way through the Word of God.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wow esta fue y sigue siendo una experiencia maravillosa para mi vida y la de mi familia, he sido voluntaria en crossroads por 3 anos en la escuela mckenly en elgin, ahora este fue nuestro primer ano aqui en rockford il, estoy muy agradeciada con Dios por haberle abierto esta puerta maravillosa a crossroads kids club,para poder traer el evangelio y esperanza, a todos los ninos maravillosos de cada escuela, es una bendicion poder ser parte de crossroads y de la gente de Jesus.

Lc 18:16-17. Luke 18:16-17.
Para esto hemos sido llamados.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Crossroads for the past 4 years, and my spouse had volunteered with Crossroads for 5-6 years before I did. This is a truly wonderful organization that really loves and respects the children and the schools that they serve. It is very professionally run with the proper training and vetting of volunteers. The leaders really want the children to do well in life andto understand that they belong to something greater than themselves. I count it a privilege to serve with them. Dale Frank

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm amazed at the progress of Crossroads Kids Club. Each email update I receive that tells the latest and greatest is anticipated and I can't wait to read what's coming next. I'm amazed at what growth and impact Crossroads Kids Club has on the community, churches and schools they serve.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crossroads Kids Club provides value based teaching in cooperation with the schools and churches within a community. It's a win, win, win situation. Children win, parents of the children win, and schools win. Because it is volunteer based and budget conscious - this organization multiplies its efforts while maintaining low costs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What will happen when a child is at a crossroads in life? How will they decide which road to take - the road that Jesus would have taken or a worldly road? I have been a volunteer leader for Crossroads Kids Club (CKC) for three years. I never realized how much kids need faith in their lives, to help them build good character, gain confidence and be prepared to make good decisions when they go out into the world on their own one day. CKC volunteers go where the kids are, in the public schools and bring the gospel to them in a way that is fun and memorable, so that when they are at that crossroads, they will take the right road!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Crossroads both as a volunteer and donor for the last 12 years. The work being done with kids who otherwise are often not connected into healthy adult relationships is amazing! I have seen the impact on some kids who have now grown into young adults and I can see how their lives have been positively impacted through this non-profit ministry. Kids are finding out that they have a Creator who made them and has a good plan for their lives. They are being shown a good roadmap for life through the Word of God and many children are being shown a new way of seeing life and purpose.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Crossroads Kids Clubs at 3 different schools over the last 9years.These clubs are such a special part of the kids week, they are taught good character and strong morals really matter and please God.And by following the bible God will bless their lives.We just connect and have fun with these kids some of whom have tough lives.





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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads Kids Club is doing unique work in our community. They provide excellent coaching for churches to reach kids and parents in the public schools. They create meaningful curriculum that equip teams with all they need to create impactful clubs. I personally support Crossroads and am involved in a club at my children's school. I'm proud to be connect to Crossroads.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful ministry! A much needed program. Gods heart in action.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been donors to Crossroads Kids Club for years. We have seen young adults come to banquets and talk about how Crossroads changed their lives when they were in elementary school. They are now educated, successful, working adults--some of whom became Crossroads volunteers! Crossroads Kids Club has stood the test of time. The results are in--children's lives are changed and, as a result, the rest of their lives have been impacted for the better!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Crossroads for many years and have loved every minute of it. It is so thrilling to see children respond to the love of God and also the love of their leaders. I would strongly recommend Crossroads to any church that wants to reach children and their families.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is exactly a service to the future generation in the manner bible says: "Train children in the right way, and when old , they will not stray" (NRSV Proverb 22:6).

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Donor

Rating: 5

Crossroads kids club has filled a void in our community. Their vision is to see children and young people make right choices for the Lord. We have been delighted with their excellent and professional way of doing things in their compassion for the children. They also have helped many churches in the community get connected with how we can help our public schools?

Elizabeth208

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Pastor, I am always looking for effective ways to reach out to our children and families in our community. Crossroads Kids Club has been an answer to our prayers! This program is a great way to reach our neighborhood kids in their public school with God's love and make an eternal impact in their lives. It also gives us an opportunity to meet and connect with their families.

Sharing bible stories, crafts, game time and snacks for 1 hour and a half every week brings hope to these children's hearts because they now know that there is someone who cares enough to tell them and show them that God loves them and that He has a great plan for their lives. The most rewarding part is that I can "see" the positive changes in these children.

There is nothing more satisfying than to know that you are part of a great ministry that "helped" a child become a "better version" of who God created them to be. As a church, we are called to go into all the world and share the gospel...what better way than to start with the children in your own local public school!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crossroads is the bridge God has given churches to reach the children in our communities with the love of God. Every church should serve their local public school in this manner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our Crossroads club in Hanover Park has third through sixth graders.
In our large group time one boy said
"Before I came to Crossroads I didn't have any friends, now I have lots of friends! Like you and you (pointing
To us). Last month he brought his brother. Kids feel secure and happy in club. They are learning to care for
others as they learn that God cares for them.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a grandson who attends the Crossroads Kids Club program in Bensenville, IL. He LOVES his weekly Wednesday afternoons with PC (Pastor Catherine) and the other volunteers from Faith Community UCC! This is his 2nd yr in Crossroads Kids Club. The CKC program is an awesome program that gives children good role models and mentors. These role models and mentors help to reassure and teach our children to be respectful, honest, kind, and caring to all people and the best part of all is... its Bible-based.