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Decatur First United Methodist Church

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Faith-Based
  • Hunger


201 West NorthDecatur, IL 62522 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide enhancement opportunities for a population of children who participate in a free monthly meal program (along with a parent / caring adult / or guardian). This Micro-Lab, is an innovative learning laboratory, with opportunities for literacy:; academic, social and emotional.


Kids Club is an extension of an ongoing 15 year old monthly meal program. We are piloting a program for food insecure children and their families to provide enhancement academically, socially, and emotionally.

The program provides:
1) literacy opportunities including story time,
2) one new book per month,
3) exposure to science experiments and concepts,
4) hands on opportunities for gardening and positive environmental improvement experiences, and
5) coaching opportunities for healthy parenting skills.


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