CHARACTER BUILDING PROGRAMS
Youth Services Programs offer positive, social outlets that teach life skills and promote self-confidence. The Adventure Corps, Explorers, Girl Guard and Sunbeams have been popular for more than 50 years. Junior Legion and Teen Groups offer opportunities for community service, bible study and organized recreation.
- The Sunbeam Program is like Brownies and is designed for girls from first through fifth grades. As a Sunbeam you will make new friends and learn how to be a friend to others. You will have fun outdoors, explore your town and learn how to be a better citizen. Additionally, you will discover how to love and worship God. Any girl may become a Sunbeam, regardless of race, color or religion.
- The Girl Guard Program focuses on helping girls understand their potential as individuals. They experience a variety of activities, including music, games, camping, crafts and field trips. The emphasis is on Christian values and a relationship with Jesus Christ. This group is open to any girl in grades six through twelve.
- The Salvation Army Adventure Corps is a Christian education program for boys. Its purpose is to assist boys in developing their individuality and potential through group activities with other boys, through education about Christian values and the development of social skills. There are two levels in Adventure Corps: Explorers (grades one through four) and Rangers (grades five through eight).
Junior & Senior Band
The Salvation Army is well known for its brass band music. Junior and Senior band teaches young people how to develop their God-given musical talents in playing the cornet, trumpet, alto horn, baritone or tuba and learning theory. Our new center would open the possibility to teaching digital music production contemporary music or vocals. Young people in this program often go on to advanced instruction at the Divisional Music Conservatory summer program.
Kid's Café is an extension of our youth programs that recognizes that many youths came through our doors hungry. Hot, nutritious evening meals are served before programs begin to ensure that young minds are ready to learn.