Community Youth Center Mission Statement

“To challenge youth physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually
in a fun, nurturing and safe environment.”

Our highest priority is that every child who walks through our door
will know they are loved and accepted here.

After School Program

Hours of Operation and Eligibility

The Salvation Army Community Youth Center After School Program is for youth ages 6 (or first grade) to age 17.  The center is open Monday – Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm when school is in session.  (We follow Fort Wayne Community School schedule and closings.)

Solid Rock Café

Free snacks are provided in our Café every day.  Members of our staff also share “life skills” moments with the youth before snack time.  These brief presentations are designed to give kids direction affirmation and encouragement while bringing Biblical principles into their lives.

Home Work Help

Youth who bring homework to the center have access to tutoring and help from our college age staff.  We have a computer lab where students can complete and print our assignments and surf the internet under supervision.  Our computers are filtered so that only age appropriate sites can be visited online.  Youth who take advantage of our home work help are rewarded with special outings such as bowling and roller skating parties.

Other Activities

In addition to our computer lab, we have a full size gym and game room available for the youth to use.  The game room offers various gaming systems, two pool tables, ping pong, air hockey and more.  This room is a very popular place for our kids to hang out with their friends.  Many of the kids enjoy making use of our gym.  It is the perfect place for a pick up game of basketball, soccer, volleyball or dodge ball.

Click HERE for a Community Youth Center Application

For more information please contact
Wade Meadows – Community Youth Center Director
wade_meadows@usc.salvationarmy.org
260-744-2311 ext 235