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Youth Programs & Services

There are many different opportunities for Peoria's youth community members to benefit from our mission. Read below about what is available and contact us for any further information:

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The youth members of Peoria's communities are able to grow, learn and connect through local Salvation Army programs aimed at providing opportunities for their development.

There are many services that can provide your kids with a new experience such as
Peoria Citadel Youth CenterChild Care Center, Academy for Performing Arts, and more!


Please contact us if you or someone you know are interested in our Youth Programs/Services:

(309) 682-8886
Captain Betsy Raes, Corps Officer: peoriacitadel@usc.salvationarmy.org

Click a heading below to learn more about each of our Youth Programs / Services

Peoria Citadel Youth Center

The Peoria Citadel Youth Center provides a safe, encouraging environment for kids to grow, learn, and have fun together. 


                   

Youth Center Drop In-Hours:


Monday - Friday
3:00pm - 5:00pm

(When District 150 is in session)

Drop-In Hours are open to children enrolled in 1st - 8th grade and includes...

  • Open gym
  • Game room
  • Computer lab
  • Homework support
  • Arts room

Wednesday Youth Nights:

4:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Held from September 7 - November 16, 2022

Open to youth ages 4 - 17
Includes troop meetings by age groups, supper club, and music rehearsals as well as:

  • Life skills
  • Sports
  • Games/group activities
  • Field trips

All participating youth members must complete a registration/permission form and have it signed by their parent or guardian.

Register In Person

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 Our qualified and competent teaching staff can provide consistency in your child or grandchild's life.


The Peoria Child Care Center:

Open to all youth from Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old

Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Enroll your child today and our programming will help to develop their self-expression, foster positive self-esteem and connect them through communication and caring relationships with staff and other children.


Have any questions?
Find out more by contacting the Child Care Offices at (309) 655-7283

Or email our Director Tenisha Brooks (tenisha.brooks@usc.salvationarmy.org)

 

Peoria Child Care Activities & Programming 

 

  • Challenging & Creative Activities for All Children
  • Age Appropriate Curriculum for All Classes
  • High Quality Educational Programming
  • A Christian Environment 
  • Flexible Hours
  • Lactation Accommodation
  • Outdoor Play Area

    

 

Unlocking creativity is often the first step towards greater self-esteem & healthy development within a child or teen. The Salvation Army's Academy for Performing Arts offers many outlets for Peoria's youth to discover their creativity in an encouraging, educational & supportive environment!


Academy for Performing Arts Programs:

  • Performing Arts & Theater
  • Music & Band School
  • Instrument Lessons
  • Concerts & Performances 
  • And other opportunities 

For more information or questions, please contact our Fine Arts Ministry Coordinator, James Frye (James.Frye@usc.salvationarmy.org)

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