Middle School Club 3:16 – A Safe Place
Our Middle school club meets each week through the school year for a time of fun and learning in a safe environment. Activities and assist the youth ingrowing in an understanding of God and the world around them. Topics such as leadership, conflict resolution, and knowing and living the truth are all presented in a Biblical context. Relationships and mentoring are the focus of this program as we encourage young people to pursue Christ as they grow into adulthood.
Fridays Time: 7 – 10 pm
Location: Blessed Sacrament
High School Club 7:37
Our Club 7:37 provides high school students with a safe, fun, and comfortable place to hang out, meet friends, and hear about Jesus in a way they can understand. The Club is named after Jesus words in John 7:37 which states “If any one is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.” We hope that teenagers would come to Jesus when they are thirsty for more in their lives. So, on Friday evenings, teens jump on the CDC bus to see what adventure was planned for them that would point them toward Jesus. Some highlight events of the year were our city-wide scavenger hunts, our weekend service projects, and an honor picnic for our graduating seniors. Students also have opportunities for weekend retreats, service, and connection to resources such as college and career planning, mentoring, and life skills. We have also used this program as an opportunity to develop student leaders who live out the way of Jesus in our schools and neighborhood. We average about 60 students in attendance weekly with 6-8 student leaders and 6-8 adult volunteers.
“You are like a big brother to me. Any time I need something, you are there. It is hard to find a person that never looks down on you and always has a smile on their face. Thank you for everything.”
Breakthrough Enrichment Program
As part of the Tuesday evening Breakthrough Enrichment Program, offers middle school students a hot meal and training in a variety of youth development classes. Both boys and girls participate in Cooking & Nutrition classes, girls participate in Fashion & Grace which teaches etiquette and Boys to Men which teaches boys how to become men. These typically include dance, drama, art, fashion, sewing, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, recreation and conflict resolution. By offering these volunteer-taught classes, CDC gives students an opportunity to develop their natural talents and discover new interests. The classes also include a Bible lesson that enables students to grow in their understanding of God and the world He created as they learn about themselves in the class. Each semester, the students showcase their skills and abilities for classmates, families, friends, and community.
Tuesdays Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: Blessed Sacrament
Mid-week tutoring gives teens the opportunity to get additional educational assistance. Volunteers and staff work with the students on a one-on-one basis to improve basic reading and math skills. Other subject tutoring may be provided as we have knowledgeable volunteer tutors.
Time: 5 – 7 pm Location: Blessed Sacrament
Just Phresh ~ Nutrition Program
PHRESH IS AN ACRONYM FOR:
Ph –ruits & Vegetables | H–ydration | R–est | E–xercise | S – aturated Fats| H – ealthy Diets
Just PHRESH is a nutrition & leadership program where high school students learn about having a healthy lifestyle and present what they learn to their peers. We meet weekly for about 4 months learning about cooking, nutrition and leadership then take it to the schools! Last year, we presented to over 140 teens in 3 schools. We also offer college tours, volunteer opportunities and a chance to build relationships with people around good health and great jokes.
Wednesday nights from 5 to 7pm. Call Kate to register