GirlPower Afterschool Programs

Each week, mentors from Wittenberg University help city middle school girls at four sites build health, self-esteem, and great relationships. Girls and leaders enjoy activities like exercise, cooking, discussion, and trips to the Springfield Family YMCA. Sites: Roosevelt Middle School, High Street Nazarene, Clifton Avenue Church of God, Perrin Woods Elementary School

Manpower Afterschool Programs

Manpower croppedEach week middle school guys and leaders from Wittenberg University get together to play basketball, read a book and talk about guy issues, and eat together. Boys have the option of homework help if needed. Sites: High Street Nazarene, Roosevelt Middle School

STARS Afterschool Programs

IMG_8175Two church partner sites host city elementary school kids each week, providing a safe, loving environment with positive, caring Christian adults. Children eat together, get help with homework, learn about the Bible in fun ways, and try creative activities. Sites: Westside Christian Community, High Street Nazarene

Camp Boost Summer Reading Clubs

IMG_5611A five-day, “VBS-style” reading club held at three different churches, Camp Boost targets reading skills and encourages summer learning, while sharing the gospel with preschool and elementary children. Camp Boost takes place in multiple neighborhoods with interested church partners. Sites: High Street Nazarene, Clifton Avenue Church of God, St. John Missionary Baptist

Wise Guys Male Responsibility Groups

In small groups that meet weekly during school lunchtimes, middle school guys meet with a leader for discussion about wise choices and relationships. Sites: Schaefer Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School


mentoringPartnering with One2One Mentoring, adult mentors are matched with a student and meet weekly to build a supportive friendship that helps students succeed. Interested in becoming a mentor? Click here to learn how to get started.

Biz Ba$ics Entrepreneurship Program

Biz thumbnailPartners: Southgate Baptist Church, Cedarville University, Hayward Middle School, Schaefer Middle School, Perrin Elementary.
With the help of student entrepreneurs from Cedarville University, Hayward students meet weekly after school to learn how to start and run their own small businesses, sell products, handle personal finances, and earn money. In March, Biz Ba$ics students hold a marketplace open to the public to buy their products. Watch this 4-minute video to learn more about Biz Ba$ics.