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.
Free After School Program
Hours of Operation and Eligibility
The Salvation Army Community Youth Center After School Program is for youth in elementary, middle school and high school. 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.)
Community Youth Center (CYC) Schedule
Specific Program Information
Homework Help & Free Time: A dedicated time to help students succeed in their academic work by providing the adequate environment to complete their homework. In addition, we have a library corner to encourage students to read during their free time.
The Art Box: An organized time when students can explore their creativity through the arts. They will be given classes that will help them learn traditional art (drawing, painting, water color) and un-traditional art (clay, cartooning, weaving).
Games Galore: This activity is designed to introduce children to various board and card games such as Clue, Monopoly and others. This is an opportunity to show gaming fun can be done without electronic devices.
Cooking 101: An organized time where students learn basic cooking and baking skills, by actually preparing and enjoying what they make. This club is geared towards both exposing children to new food, but also teaching them a basic life skill.
Sports Club: An organized time when students will receive a variety of sports classes (i.e. hockey, basketball, volleyball, etc.) and learn healthy social skills to help develop team skills and good sportsmanship
Character Building: Adventure Corps, Sunbeams, and Girl Guards are Christian character building programs focused on helping children learn about themselves and their world. They do this through participating in programs centered on education, fellowship, service and worship. Any girl or boy regardless of race, color or religion may become a member of the local troop.
Legit: A teen program where teens can meet, talk and grow both as individuals and in Christ. They will learn how to apply their faith to their lives and be able to develop new friendships.
Drama Club: In conjunction with Fire & Light Productions youth theatre club, students will learn the basics of drama and acting. They will practice these skills in their own small play.
Solid Rock Café
Free snacks and dinner is provided in our Café every day. Members of our staff also share “life skills” moments with the youth during this time. These brief presentations are designed to give kids direction, affirmation and encouragement while bringing Biblical principles into their lives.
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For more information please contact
Joshua Hazeldine – Community Youth Center Director