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Hundreds of kids in Norfolk are living in poverty, which means they often don't have access to the same educational and social opportunities of their peers.
Our goal is to close the gap for low-income students by offering enriching experiences they might not otherwise get. That's why we offer character building classes and arts and music programs that connect kids with positive adult role models and provide them with enriching experiences and spiritual development.
After-school Kids Club | Wednesdays from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. (pick-up available from school and supper included)
Kids in first through 12th grade get tutoring and homework help, participate in arts and crafts and other activities, and enjoy dinner together. Plus our character building classes (Sunbeams, Girl Guards, Explorers and Rangers) offer kids and teens the opportunity to develop leadership and life skills, all while exploring God's Word and His world.
Registration is required for participation in Kids Club. Call 402-379-4663 to register.
Youth Music Classes | Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
Music teaches discipline and creativity, encourages self-confidence, and helps to develop interpersonal skills and responsibility. We offer Junior Band and Beginning Guitar classes free of charge.
Junior Soldiers and Corps Cadets | Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
The aim of the Junior Soldier program is to ensure that children involved in The Salvation Army have personally received Jesus Christ as their Savior and are discipled in biblical truths, life applications, and Salvation Army principles and practices. Junior Soldiers are the youngest members of The Salvation Army.
Pre-teen and teens who are enrolled as Junior Soldiers are also invited to participate in Corps Cadets, a training program and discipleship course focusing on spiritual growth, leadership development, growing their knowledge of Salvation Army history and evangelism training.
Summer Overnight Camps
Kids and teens in first through 12th grade are offered the opportunity to enroll in overnight camps each summer at Gene Eppley Camp in Bellevue, Nebraska. Themed weeks like Music Camp, Teen Camp and Outdoor Camp as well as daily camp activities allow kids to experience nature, connect with others, and learn social and leadership skills.