Thirty-one percent of young adults without a high school diploma currently live in poverty in the U.S.
Our youth development programs help give kids the learning opportunities they need to grow into successful adults.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6)
Our character-building programs offer kids the opportunity to benefit from positive adult mentors and engage with their peers in a safe, welcoming environment, while our music programs spark kids' creativity and help them develop valuable and enriching new skills. These programs equip them with the tools they need to succeed and provide a safe, encouraging environment where they can simply be kids.
Character Building Programs
Our character-building programs offer kids and teens in kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to develop strong communication and leadership skills, grow their minds, and explore God's Word, all while having fun and connecting with their peers. The following youth character building programs meet Tuesdays at 6 p.m.:
Weekly Youth Dinner
Youth gather Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a community meal and socializing.
Beginner and Junior Band allow young people to learn musical theory and technique on brass instruments and percussion each Tuesday at 7 p.m. Practices and classroom time prepare students for performances and opportunities to contribute to the worship services.
Citadel's Singing Company give youth the opportunity to learn musical theory and singing technique, culminating in a performance during a worship service. The group meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.