Youth Impact Kids! is our newest after-school program for children aged 10-12. During our time together we offer homework help, play games, make creative stuff, engage in conversation and end it all with a family style sit down dinner together. There has been a great response from the kids in our community and due to the demand, we have expanded from one after-school group into two! The first group is for grades 5 and 6 and the second for grades 7 and 8. This allows for smaller group sizes and provides more opportunity to build relationships with the kids. Dunnville is a small Ontario rural town on the Grand River that does not currently offer many ongoing programs for this age group. Those who attend say that without the centre they would be at home playing video games or watching YouTube.
At the Dunnville Youth Impact Centre, our goal is to show our kids unconditional love and acceptance of who they are and to give them a community that they can belong to and feel safe in. We also want to open them up, without pressure, to the truth that is found in the word of God and to engage them in a healthy discussion of what that looks like in today's culture.
Our hope is that by providing programming for a younger age, (the Centre currently runs a drop in for youth ages 12-18) we will be able to form relationships and provide guidance before they reach the challenges and pressures of the teenage years.
We want to make this program as inviting as possible by incorporating lots of different activities and crafts. Due to a tight budget, we do not have many supplies to accomplish this. Any funds received during this campaign would go towards providing snacks, games, outings and activities to the kids and youth who attend the Centre. Would you please consider partnering with us? Thank you!!