Volunteer in this Community
Ways we help in this Community
Donate to this Community
How you can help in this community
Hear More from this Community

Never Miss a Chance to Do the Most Good

Please enter your name, email and zip code below to sign up!

Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter a valid zip code

Registration for Fall 2019 has begun!

You can register in our main office
weekdays 8am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

After school can be a tough time for students. Students can either get involved in an after-school activity or search for something to do, often ending up playing video games, watching TV, or just being bored. Our After-School Program offers an alternative. The school bus brings kids to The Salvation Army Community Center. While there, they receive a snack, tutoring & homework help, structured activities and some time just for hanging out in a safe supervised environment.

For more information or to sign up please contact Lara Campbell at (309) 346-3010 or lara.campbell@usc.salvationarmy.org



Frequently Asked Questions


Our After-School program is exactly what it sounds like! This opportunity is available for all Pekin area elementary and middle school kids. This program will bus students from school to The Salvation Army Community Center located at 243 Derby St. Once at our community center students will enjoy a snack, homework tutoring, and structured activities from after school until they can be picked up by their parents or until 6pm.

$20/week for 1 child
$36/week for 2 children
$48/week for 3 children

Register from 8am- Noon and 1-3pm starting August 5th. A $20 registration fee will need to be paid at registration. Weekly payments will be paid on the 1st day of that week. Registration will continue until we have hit our maximum capacity.

No. You can pay as you go for the weeks that you need.

In the event that a child gets picked up after 6pm, The Salvation Army will charge $1 per minute until the child is picked up. This fee will need to be paid before the child attends the next day.

Yes. The Salvation Army is a church and there will be posters, materials and information throughout the building that would normally be found in a church. Programs and activities, such as recreational games, tutoring, etc. will serve the purpose for which they were established. There will be areas, such as prayer before snack and devotions that students will be asked to participate in that have a faith-based component.

The program will run at a 10:1 student to staff ratio. All staff will have gone through a 3 tier background check, CPR certification, First-Aid Training (all Red Cross certified), and The Salvation Army's Safe From Harm certification.

The Salvation Army follows the code of conduct that Pekin schools follow. Example: If a child is not allowed to wear certain clothes at school, they can not wear those clothes at The Salvation Army. The same goes for bullying, profanity, vandalism, etc. Code of Conduct policies can be found in the Parent Handbook.

Every parent is asked to go through the Code of Conduct policies found in the Parent Handbook with their children before they start in our After School Program. It is up to the parent to review these policies in detail with their children.

Counselors and staff will help your child complete homework assignments, check planners, and communicate with parents about larger school assignments.

PLEASE call Lara Campbell at (309) 346-3010 as soon as you know your child will not be coming. This makes drop offs and snack preparation easier.

Yes! We are open on Early Dismissal days from whenever school lets out until 6pm. The cost is $10/child for these partial days. We are open full days for Parent Teacher Conferences as well as Columbus Day and Veteran's Day. The cost is $25/child for these full days. For full day programs only we will offer kids breakfast, lunch, and a snack, and go on a local field trip.



Check out the many other programs available to your family in our ELEVATE! Youth Ministries


                                      After School Program                                           Archery Club                                              Create In Me Studio

                                             Cook It!                                                      Summer Day Camp                                        Vacation Bible School

                                   Dragon Guild Teen Group                               Character Building Club                             Youth Councils Retreat for Teens