I first got involved through y wife who volunteers with Teen Moms. We also did a couple of Friday nights as volunteers. At one time we had a teen mom and her baby living with us. After 2 years helping at various times I became involved as a volunteer leader with the young dads guys here at First Glance.
I help in the nursery while the teen moms are in their meeting. I have started working with the young moms and hope that I am impacting their lives.
I've been here since summer. Great to volunteer! Good expousure 4 my kids. Good to serve w/them. We take care of babies during teen moms.
I helped out a church thing for school that involved helping out kids and doing activities with them along with other things
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
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.
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.
I go to CF with Jess Adams and she invited me to First Glance. I'm really excited to spend more time here.
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.
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.
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.
The leaders at First Glance are so wonderful! They help kids and ask for nothing in return. What an excellent bunch of people.
An energized positive environment for teens to play, learn, experience life and build relationships with a committed and helpful staff.
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.
My experience has been of one looking in from the outside as I'm not directly involved in the organization; I clean for them. However, I've seen the commitment the leaders have for these kids to the point of some actually quitting their paid jobs and working for "peanuts" or nothing at all. The leaders are trying to make a difference in the kids" lives. One criticism I have is that they need to stress to the kids that things do not come easy; go easy on things that aren't theirs personally. I'm referring to the furniture they provide the kids with in the meetingplace; it gets beat up pretty bad at times. But I guess we all can be like that!
First Glance leaders not only invest their time but their very lives and here's how! Some leaders have moved into the community,some have given up good paying jobs to work for very little,some have taken students into their homes,some are awakened in the night by phone calls and urgent needs,some find jobs for the students,but all share God's love throughout the program.It is making a difference in the students,their families,and the community.I am privileged to be a part of it.
I really enjoy first glance I've made alot of new friends. first glance is a place for me to go and not get into trouble and avoid drama. Also to just get away for a while.
I found first Glance to really care about the whole child.Mind, body, but most of all Spirit.This meeting place is a safe landing place for all the kids that want to feel they belong and are loved.They aro NOT a throw-a-way item as some think.First glance takes them at face value and gives them hope.