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BLAST YOUTH CENTER ASSOCIATION

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy

Location

2568 CAMBERLEY CIRWESTCHESTER, IL 60154 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

BLAST is an after school program that will offer enrichment programs to school aged children, ages 6 to 14 in low income communities. It will offer an array of activities (i.e., arts and crafts, homework help, games, etc.) and disciplined programs, such as Health Awareness, Etiquette, Creative Arts, Mentoring and Financial Awareness. It will also offer a summer program which will include trips, games, community service, outdoor activities, etc.

Description

BLAST is not yet in operation. However, we are looking for Board members and volunteers who have the same interest and beliefs. BLAST believes that access to high-quality child care after school, provides tremendous benefits to all children, especially our nation’s most vulnerable children. Improving access to child care can buffer children and families from certain challenges whether it’s homelessness, not being able to afford child care or the hours of operation to suit the parents needs. We believe that a good foundation is what our children need. Our motto is "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6".

In addition to providing needed niche service of enrichment programs, and serve as an affordable day care provider with extended care hours for working parents, BLAST will: * Improve educational benefits of the students that it serves. * Improve social skills of the students that it serves. * Improve health of the students that it serves. * Inspire friendships, social skills, career development and promoting life's accomplishments to our children. * Empower our youth and teach them the foundation of how to be a model citizen - through education, humility, love, respect and peace. * Nurture and give the youth an environment filled with respect and knowledge they can carry with them throughout their lives

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