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By the time they reach the 12th grade, the same kids are four years behind.
The Salvation Army's programs help motivate, encourage and empower youth to be the best they can be and to seek out ways to reach their goals..
Head Start & Early Head Start
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide young children and their families a chance to learn in an educational and creative environment. Programs also meet the needs of teen mothers and homeless families.
The Salvation Army community center provides after-school programming to give youth and teens (grades K - 8) a safe place to complete homework, learn new skills and relax with their friends. Activities include soccer, a filling and nutritious meal on Wednesdays, music lessons, scouts and more. The program is Monday - Friday, 2:30 - 6 p.m. The fee is $2,000/year, $90/week or $20/day.
Character-Building & Mentoring Programs
Weekly scout-style and mentoring programs are designed to support youth and teens as they navigate their world and grow into adulthood. Topics addressed can include bullying, peer pressure, making a positive impact on the community, family life, and more.
Character-building classes meet Wednesdays during the school year at 6 p.m.
Moonbeams: ages Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten (3-5)
Sunbeams: girls in grades 1 - 5
Girl Guards: girls in grades 6 - 12
Adventure Corps: boys in grades 1 - 12
Music, Visual and Dramatic Education
The Salvation Army is the largest music educator in the world, with offerings in brass, vocal, guitar, drums and more. It is important to provide additional creative outlets for youth, teens and adults to share their experiences, hopes, dreams and fears.
Classes are held Wednesdays during the school year.
Singing Company (grades 1 - 6): 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Youth Chorus (grades 1 - 8, audition required): 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Cherubs (ages 3 - 5): 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Ukulele: (grades 1 - 8): 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Beginners Brass/Technique (ages 7 and older): 5 - 6 p.m.
Jr. Band: 7 - 8 p.m.
Recreational, Sports & Fitness Programs
Sports, recreation and fitness programs help kids learn the value of health, physical activity and teamwork.
Wonderland Camp provides week-long summer camp options for youth, teens and seniors with a different theme each week. We also host day camps during school breaks and the summer.