Children ages 5-10.
Youth ages 11-14. Youth Making a Difference (YMAD)
For a few hours each day, kids and youth have a safe place to come. Older youth and adults who care about them provide help with homework, healthy snacks, games, crafts. Our goal is to help our children and youth grow in ways of spiritual awareness, educational achievement and respect for self and others.
Unique to our vision is a commitment to involving local teenagers (StreetLeaders) in the tutoring, mentoring, and coaching of younger children through After School Program. By involving teens in the leadership process, we are creating a new generation of young, visionary leaders who embody a commitment to change their own community.
We run day camp for 6 weeks in the summer and one week during March break. Camp is packed with fun, games and trips outside of the city. It is uninterrupted time we get to spend with our children and youth, free from regular routines.
We hire high school aged youth from the communities we serve to work in After School Program and camp. StreetLeaders are coached to serve others in their work, with an emphasis on their own leadership development and spiritual growth. Through this, we continue to disciple, mentor and care for our ‘kids’ as they venture into young adulthood.
UrbanPromise Working together, Aspiring to excellence, Raising leaders, Desiring God.
We offer a leadership development initiative for high school students with a focus on experiential learning. Throughout the course of a school year UPward meets weekly for Bible study and mentoring, and participates in several retreats at Muskoka Woods Sports Resort’s Leadership Studio. Youth are challenged to grow and step out in leadership at home, at school and in their communities.
UrbanPromise Heroes of Living Dreams
A group dedicated to encouraging Mothers as they grow spiritually and personally. Through weekly Bible studies and home visits, Mothers are encouraged to tell their stories. They serve as pillars of their homes and the community.