Free Kids Program in White Cloud
Where: The Youth Center Of White Cloud Inc.(501(c)3
Address 847 East Adda St.
White Cloud, Michigan 49349
Who: Children Age 6-12 years old (5 and under m-u-s-t be accompanied by an adult 18 and older at a-l-l times.)
When April 4th-8th
Giveaways, Outdoor Activities, Indoor Game Table Coemption
New theme daily food and fun
Royal Garden Party
Fun Around the World
Any questions you may call (231) 689-1156 Deb R. Frisbey Contact Person
Find us at the Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthCenterOfWhiteCloud
Sponsors: The Youth Center Of White Cloud Inc. 501 (c)3, Small Business Association Michigan, Word Of Life Fellowship Inc.- Camps, Local Church Ministries, Word Of Life Bible Institute
Children’s Christian Youth Center Offering Hope
The two-year COVID-19 pandemic hurt young children. Help is on the way.
Geared for kids, ages 6-12, there is a Christian After-School Program right here in White Cloud. Located 2 ½ blocks from the schools at 847 E. Adda St. In a residential home.
It offers a program, Mondays through Fridays, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first fifteen minutes is Free Play with table games like pool and air hockey, board games like chess, and connect four. Next, it’s 15 minutes of Chapel. On Mondays, it’s Prayer Time Focus. Tuesdays are Bible Story Time. Wednesdays we say Pledges to the American Flag, Christian Flag, the Bible, and a Once-A-Month Service Project. Thursdays is the Review of Bible Story from Tuesday and Praise and Worship. Finally, Fridays is Scripture Memory like AWANA Bible Clubs. Then, after Chapel, a snack is provided. Thursdays is Homemaking Day where the kids are instructed to make home-made chocolate chip cookies, fruit kabobs, Chex mix, etc.
The Youth Center, based on membership with Word of Life Youth Ministry Bible Clubs, has been in existence for 18 years. The charity ministry started to fix a problem facing Rural America-lack of places for children to congregate when they’re not at school. I know the challenge is real because I grew up in White Cloud and came from a solid two-parent Christian home. My friends were always asking where we could go to have fun without paying money. We were told there is no place and why that is the case. I came back from my two-year college Word of Life Bible Institute in NY and saw the problem still existed. In 2004 with less than $10 in my pocketbook I set out to solve this problem by starting a Bible Club program very similar to Rural Bible Mission Clubs. The program was to be a once-a-week mentorship program but, very rapidly within months, morphed into 5 days a week program. The Youth Center is unique, even to the average Word Of Life Youth Ministries Bible Club program, Awana Clubs that are hosted by First Baptist Church of Fremont and First Baptist Church of Newaygo in Newaygo which meet once a week.
We have a School year program that is Monday- Friday and a Summer Day Camp program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Throughout the year, we have three community events that are as follows: 1 Day Mid-Winter Break Children’s Snow Camp, Spring Break Staycation outreach call the Spring Break Carnival, and the Fall Time before Halloween a Children’s Royal Ball where the children may dress up like a princess, knight ninja, just no costumes that has anything to do with death, gore, darkness or violence or celebrating bad behavior associated with that day.
To round out this article we at the White Cloud Youth Center would like to invite all the children ages 6-12 years of age to the Spring Break Carnival happening next month.
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