This place has been where I've grown to know and love God more than any other place. It is my church. It's how I am part of the Church. It's where God parts the clouds and shines on his people. The staff is very dedicated to serving the people of Kenmore. The volunteers are so selfless in their care. It's changed my life.
The thing that makes FG so great is the wonderful volunteers that give so much of themselves to help the students.
As the director of a local non-profit organization, I've been aware of First Glance for a long time and over the years have gotten to experience firsthand the transformative impact they have on the lives of so many awesome students and people in the community. First Glance is a staple of the community of Kenmore and has a restorative & tangible impact on the lives of all those who are lucky enough to be involved with it through their various programs, as volunteers, donors, etc. While at times it can seem hard to quantify or put hard measurements on the impact of First Glance on the lives of those who are a part of it, the positive impact of this organization has reverberated for 15 + years and has only gotten stronger over time.
I was a student when it first opened and now volunteer when available. The organization has impacted my life and has shaped me into the person I am today. The organization has dedicated volunteers who take time to invest in various programs that is offered at the center.
I was a student at First Glance before I became a leader. I have been involved with First Glance since 2002. It's been a blessing working with First Glance. The leaders and student leaders that I work with work so hard to make great things happen. Will everyone that is involved with FG does amazing job! Thanks to GOD for his work. When I went to Costa Rica mission trip this summer I preached to people that are pregant at teenage and teens that do drugs, and I think to myself I wish they had a First Glance there ro help them with the struggles they go through, to lead them into Christ. :) I'm pleased what God is doing in this organization.
Totally dedicated volunteers and staff provide a loving environment that changes the lives of at-risk kids. They have made a huge impact on the entire community
A safe place for students, teen mom's and young adults (often facing difficult circumstances) to meet, connect with caring mentors and receive genuine acceptance! The volunteers at First Glance are fully committed to the young people in the community. This is a truly amazing organization and we love the great work they are doing!
I am a volunteer at First Glance! Love First Glance that is changing teen/young adult lives & the community for the better & for Christ! I have volunteered for a lot of places in my life but non as loving, caring & compassionate as this group...staff & volunteers that give back in so many ways...& even opening up their homes!
First Glance is a group of enthusiatic, passionate & awesome individuals who give of their time (leaders & the volunteers) reaching out with their hearts and God's love, in a committment to the youth of Kenmore. The youth can come and be accepted with unconditional love & where they are in a safe non-threatening environment. Everything the leaders & volunteers do is a positive impact in training these youth to want to be better citizens, and helping them to grow to bring up their children to make a better community in Kenmore. They are making a difference in the lives of teenagers, and in the Kenmore community being changed for God's Glory. They are giving them hope & direction thru caring for each teen that comes thru the doors. The staff of volunteers are also giving them a chance to get off the streets, and also teaching them how to make better choices in their lives & the opportunities to set goals in their lives. Karen Freeman & Nicole Beck have so much contagious enthusiam and are really passionate for this ministry of changing lives for Christ!
I am a volunteer at First Glance in the Young Adult program. As a volunteer, I love the relationships that I have built with the young people and other volunteers who are a part of our program. First Glance offers young people a safe haven. Just a week or so ago, one of the Young Adults mentioned that we are his family. At First Glance we are family. We accept one another for who we are and support each other through the good and bad times. I love this organization and wish every community had a First Glance.
Great people. Great mission. Great Atmosphere. Love to see how genuine the care for the students and the community is at FG. Lives have been changed bc this place was created❤️
First Glance does a great job of reaching out to the youth of the community by providing a place of refuge and fun for those that need a place where they can trust in people who lead them in the direction of knowing Christ.
It's fun and safe and they care about you also help you out anyway they can !!!
First Glance is a place where all are accepted and loved. Lasting friendships and relationships are built. As a volunteer, I feel very much a part of the family. There is geunine love and care between voluteers and students.
I love first glance. It's such a great place filled with fun compassionate individuals
I have been volunteering with First Glance for over 7 years now. In that time I have seen great things come from them. Everything from individual lives being transformed to the entire community as a whole. I'm thankful to be a part of such a great organization and am excited for the future.
First Glance is an awesome place to be. There are many things to do such as, play pool, get on computers, air hockey, and many more fun activities. Definitely deserves my five stars!
First Glance is fun and safe, I like coming to FG to get away from my house and to hang out with friends.
I like coming to First Glance because its a great place for teens to come meet up with there friends and hang out in a non-violent,safe and fun environment.
As a recent supporter of First Glance, I was drawn to the organization because of their passion for working with children, teens and young adults. The love for the Christ and the community is evident from the support staff down to the volunteers, this is truly an organization that believes in and carries out their mission.
I have been a supporter of First Glance for many years as a financial supporter and more recently as a board member. First Glance makes an impact for the common good of the Kenmore community everyday. What impresses me most is that majority of the staff and a lot of the volunteers live right in the Kenmore neighborhood they serve. Truly the existence of this student center makes the world a better place.
I've been a staff volunteer for a little under a month but before this I was a student leader and spent a lot of my free time here at first glance. The leaders are all amazing I've connected and became very close with a few of them. The programs its self helps a lot of teens that walk through the doors! Love this place!