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How we help empower youth

After School Youth Program
Children ages 6-17 can join us for our After School Program. Play basketball, volleyball, roller skate, and participate in other group games in our gymnasium. Make crafts, color, draw, read, or do homework in our activities room. We provide a safe environment, with supervised activities to help keep children active and happy. Our program also provides special holiday parties, field trips, and other activities on a regular basis.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Coats for Kids
Children ages 1-13 in need of a warm winter coat may receive one through our social service department in the month of October.

Kids Backpack Program
We provide sacks of food to RUSD students - with extreme situations that require additional nutrition.  Students have been identified by the school's social worker. We provide close to 400 bags a week that contain 2 Entrees Items, 2 Breakfast items, and 2 snack items. 

Healthy Kids Diner

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to school-age children, The Racine Salvation Army Healthy Kid's Diner began in May 2019 serving dinner meals to school age children. Many children in our community lack the opportunity to have a hot healthy dinner meal, especially during summer when free and reduced-priced school lunches are unavailable.

"Our program fills a void created when school lunches are not available and during the school year when many times parents aren't able to provide an evening meal," said Major Ken Nicolai, Corps Officer at the Racine Salvation Army. "Helping parents meet the nutritional needs of their children is the strength of this program."

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All meals will meet the USDA recommended nutrition allowance for children and will include vegetables and fruits. 

Contact our Social Service office at (262) 632-3147 to learn more.

 

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