The Salvation Army has been serving America's youth for 125 years. Each corps community center has religious and character building programming for young people such as Sunday school, troop programs, music classes, athletics, arts and crafts, camping, and familial services intended to help the parents break the cycle of homelessness and crime so that their children will have a brighter future.
Examples of Salvation Army Youth Services:
Camp Sebago - Standish, Maine - The overall purpose of camping at Camp Sebago is to care for every aspect of the camper's life. This includes provision for the spiritual, educational, nutritional, social, and recreational needs of each camper through creative, healthy experiences in cooperative group living in an outdoor setting. Children come from local Salvation Army corps and/or social service programs; scholarships are available for those in need through the generous donations of the local community. For many, camping with The Salvation Army opens up a whole new world as it is the first time they will be away from the city and the sounds of car horns and exhaust.
The Learning Zone - Norwalk, Ohio - Drawing from all local elementary schools, The Learning Zone targets the often overlooked academic "muddy middle" , students who could really blossom with a little more attention and support. Meeting twice a week, students divide their time between a computer lab, one-on-one homework time with a program volunteer, and a special third activity, such as a visit from a local stringed quartet. An increased emphasis has been placed on youth activities for many years.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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