Every community should have a First Glance ministry. First Glance is a great ministry that connects with kids and meets them right where they are at.
There was a thing with a church and school and I helped out by passing stuff out, filling out papers, and helping to watch kids
I helped them when they asked me to at a church for helping kids spell and write better. I really like coming on thursday nights for pizza
This is the best place in Kenmore to hang out. All my friends come here on Friday nights to just hang out and eat pizza
I am Paige Bukowski and I love the pizza that First Glance gives us on Thursday nights. I also enjoy hanging out with all my friends
First Glance presents a great way for kids to come and be themselves without worrying about what other kids think. It's also a great place for Christian adults to show that they care about the teenagers of a "rough" area. Several members of the youth group and post high school class at my church only came to our church because of the people they had met here. It's a marvelous, well-run organization.
I love First Glance because my brother showed it to me. I have fun hanging with my friends and getting fit while doing so.
It is an alright place to be. I think that this place helps people with problems. I really enjoyed this place for months.
It is fun and cool and to see friends and my boyfriend and I can get out of my house and it is so fun.
I love First Glance because they do everything for us. They give us a lot of food at reasonable prices. I also love to play the video games and pool.
The place is sometimes boring when not a lot of people come because there isn't that much activities. But for the most part it is a good place to hangout at.
I keep coming back to First Glance because I get to hang out with my best friends and it's fun.
They have things I don't have at home to do, and I like meeting the kids who go there. I've made new friends.
First Glance is very fun and gives you time to talk to your friends without being in school. It's really fun here and I love to hang out here.
I love it! It is awesome and it's somewhere to go with no drama. I like to come and hang out with my friends.
I have been coming here for a really long time. I always have fun. I come here for girls group and I never wanna leave. It's a great way to keep me out of trouble.
First Glance is a wonderful place. I get to hang out with my friends. I meet new people. The staff are nice people. The food is great. Also, the games and activities are fun.
First Glance is nice and chill. Good place to sit and hang out. Definitely a good place to come to stay out of trouble.
It was fun. You get to do stuff with friends and with family. I never get in trouble when I am here.
I liked the band because my sister knows them and so do I and I like their music. They have also performed in Summit Mall and we went to see them there.
I like to come here to have fun, hang out, eat pizza, play some. I like this place because of the band that comes to play for us.
Kalahari was the best last year. The best thing about the trip was that I conquered my fear of water slides.
I come here to see friends and because I am really bored at home. I come on Friday to play basketball with my friends.
Because we can play basketball. We can skateboard. We can play the Xbox 360 and the Wii. I like First Glance because we can get on the computers for free.
It's always fun. I like going down to teen moms. I volunteer there. I like coming to Thursday and Friday nights cause I get to hang out with my friends. The staff is amazing.
I began volunteering in April of 2009, and I have been coming back time & time again. Despite the chaotic atmosphere, I really love these kids. Noelle and Tim really have something going here. I've never heard of a place for kids to hangout that didn't have a catch. It's amazing that people will dedicate so much time just out of the goodness of their hearts.
Helping out here is awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect the first time, but I think First Glance really does help change lives. Jessica Adams is my small group leader and she was the one who introduced me to First Glance. Just hearing how passionate she is about First Glance showed me that something special must be happening here. After coming for the past two Fridays, I can see that it is just what I want to keep coming to - to get to know the people here and be a part of what God is doing in their lives.
hangout with friends, play basketball, pool, games, computer, eating, sitting, writing this paper, talking, and best of all seeing my favorite staff members!
I go to CF with Jess Adams and she invited me to First Glance. I'm really excited to spend more time here.
First Glance is an outstanding center. It a has been a great place for kids to have fun and grow in a solid, safe environment. The staff are a group of dedicated individuals who have a heart for kids in need. My experience has been nothing but top notch. I can't think of a place more deserving of this award.
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 started with First Glance when it first started i was in the 5th grade. around middle school i got heavy into violence and drugs first glance helped me out of that. they where there for me. they are the best. they did what they did for me because they care that ment the world to me and made me have dreams of going to college.
First Glance is fun, I like eating pizza, getting on the computers, and playing basketball. And coming to First Glance keeps me out of trouble.
I started going here 3 weeks ago and it was fun and I like it here i like hanging out with people.
I thoroughly enjoyed First Glance. All the people there were very helpful & listened to what I had to say. Overall a good experience.
First Glance is amazing! The leaders of this organization truly have a desire to see lives changed by Christ's love. Each leader comes with a genuine and authentic love for each kid from the neighborhood. It is inspiring to see and experience such a positive influence in the town of Kenmore.
Since I started at First Glance I've loved every second I've spent with the kids and volunteers. It is an incredible resource to our community and demonstrates a perfect balance between relationships and programming.
I love first glance because theres so much to do. I love seeing my friends and running around. Some of my best friends are here, and theres amazing people and games and music and special events at First Glance.
Well First Glance is a great place its alot of fun. I've met a lot of people here and many of them where old friends. The staff are great and there really cool. I just love this place.
First Glance is the most awesomest place eva!! I get to see all my friends and going to Kalahari is cool:) So is Noel, Fay, & Marleese! I love them!! Bye!
First Glance is super super awesome. And food is super, super cheap so more people should come her and be awesome like this place.
First Glance does wonderful things in the lives of young adults and the community. This organization truly makes the world a better place!
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As a friend of the Director & her husband, I am pleased to endorse First Glance and their ministry. FG's commitment to a high level of quality in ministry has positioned them as a regional leader that other organizations seek to model.
I am thrilled to be involved with First Glance. The impact that this agency has on the youth in Kenmore is amazing. It would be nice if there were more places around that offered the services that First Glance offers.
I'm alway so impacted by the stories of numerous youth this program helps. I am fortunate enough to be close friends with a few adults in the program who feel called to serve as vessels in this way. I hope their erenst effort to make a difference in so many lives is rewarded in the Youth Thrive Award.
The people that make up First Glance have an obvious passion for loving and developing kids! They know what they're doing and their integrity is unquestioned.
I have been a supporter of First Glance from the moment it began over 5 years ago! I cannot say enough about its director, Noelle Beck & her husband Tim. Their incredible vision, passion and hard work as well as the tremendous support of so many over the years has made First Glance what it is today. Because of this organization kids are discovering love instead of condemnation, hope instead of despair. They are finding safe places to live and work instead of the street or the jail cell.
The leaders at First Glance are so wonderful! They help kids and ask for nothing in return. What an excellent bunch of people.
I love to play basketball here, I love to skateboard, and eat and talk to my friends. I also always make new friends too!
I love coming here, it's so awesome! Every time I have a really awesome time. I always love coming to first glance.
An energized positive environment for teens to play, learn, experience life and build relationships with a committed and helpful staff.
love this place, without it i wouldnt be the person i am today! i love coming every week and skating the most :)
FG is really fun especially skate night. Thursday is fun too. Fridays are better now because we don't have to pay one dollar.
This place is really great! I have a lot of fun hanging with my friends! It is also a great place to get away from your family when you want to.
I really love First Glance because I love hanging our with my friends, skating, playing guitar, and surfing the web.
I met this cool girl named Kitana and she was a very nice person. She helped me around and now she is my best friend.
I like First Glance because it is a lot of fun. And I like to help clean up afterwards. First Glance is a place where I can get out of the house and have fun.
I love this place. I get to have fun in a well organized place like this and the best thing about it is they have video games yea!!!
It is very fun and we all love it because we have a lot of friends here and we have fun.
I love comming here to hang out with friends going to all of the events they have and just how nice and helping all of the staff members are.
As an outsider who has been aware of First Glance, I am amazed at the dedication of the staff and the love they have for these teens. Many teens who would not otherwise have a positive place to spend time, are finding many reasons to go to First Glance. The teen mom program is filling in the gap where there has been a need. Tutoring teens, those at risk, and others adds to the service environment. And of course, the staff, at low or no salaries are so dedicated and know how to provide a fun environment within defined boundaries.
I am a volunteer who cleaned the facility once a week for the past couple of years. I am amazed at the committment of all the leaders and staff. They spend a great deal of effort to instill positive values, help build friendships,and teach respect for the community as well as themselves. It is a safe and enjoyable place for teens to go and learn living skills.
I've been a teacher in a public high school in the area for the past ten years and seen so many at-risk students who can benefit greatly from the work of First Glance. The volunteers make a huge investment in these kids and change the course of their lives in many cases. The local community is blessed to have this organization working to support its young people.