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Knowledge is a ticket out of poverty

Meeting the Needs of our Children

"Nearly 68 percent of eighth graders in the U.S. read below the proficient level and approximately one quarter are unable to read at even the most basic level, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.  One of the major reasons students drop out of school is tied to low reading achievement level, as cited by the Alliance for Excellent Education." - Caring Magazine, 2013

How we help empower youth

Use this paragraph to introduce the ways you help within this ministry. Then, index your programs or services below. Here is your opportunity to get hyper-local. You may have specific programs or services that apply to multiple ministries. There is no harm in listing these on all applicable ministry landing pages. Consider your audience, who may be looking for immediate help (and make sure they have a way to initiate it).

Mission Literacy
In partnership with the American Bible Society, Mission Literacy uses books adapted from bible stories (multiculturally) to teach reading. The program is geared for 1st to 6th graders.  

It is a 16-session program, sometimes held in a 16 week course (during the school year), sometimes in an 8-session course (8 sessions in the summertime) is free for anyone to join and taught mostly by a volunteer staff.  The winter session runs approximately January to May; Summer session is approx late June through early August.

"Why Teach Literacy?"

For more information on our Mission Literacy program, please contact Captain Cassandra Moffitt at: Cassandra_Moffitt@usc.salvationarmy.org

Youth Character Building
The Salvation Army's fun, safe and educational programs include Sunbeams for elementary girls, Girl Guards for young women, and Adventure Corps for boys and young men. Rooted in the scouting tradition, The Salvation Army's character building programs are biblically based with caring, trained leaders. We meet Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm.
Click HERE for more information

After School Program
Monday - Friday from 3-6:30pm (September through mid-June)

Our After School Program is a place for children to continue to learn and grow once school is out. We provide plenty of fun, active, and engaging activities every day. 
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Other Ways We Meet Need