Youth Programs

SERVING OUR YOUTH THROUGH CHRIST-CENTERED PROGRAMS

The Bible is our standard of measure and its principles or our compass. By instilling the word of God in our programs, we not only provide academic skills but also provide kids with the knowledge and tools necessary to be the best them that God purposed them to be.

To enroll a child in any of our Youth Ministry programs, please click the “Register Now” button or call the South Side Mission Youth Department. To check out our end of summer Impact Report, click on the pdf below.

End of Summer Impact Report 2023

TUTORING

GREATER ACADEMIC PROGRESS

One-on-one tutoring centered around each child’s specific needs. Tutors help in all subjects including reading, math, science, and more. Tutoring develops stronger time management, study skills, and how to capitalize on their strengths. 

GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB

Our boys and girls clubs help young people ages 6 through 13. Students learn how to be the best young men and women of God they can be. Boys and girls enjoy outings, crafts, games, Bible studies, and a whole lot of fun!

REDEEMED BOYS TO MEN

Boys in this program are mentored and challenged to model Biblical examples by godly men, both staff and volunteers.

SUMMER DAY CAMP

Each summer, Monday through Friday, South Side Mission operates a Day Camp for school-age children. Participants enjoy swimming, crafts, outings, lunch, Bible studies, and a whole lot of fun! The Day Camp program runs for eight weeks during the summer and provides a great experience for every child it serves.

YOUTH-IN-MOTION

Students enrolled in Youth-In-Motion learn through Christian music and dance. Youth-In-Motion participants are taking what they learn and sharing it through performances at churches, banquets, and other social events.

YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The Youth Orchestra is dedicated to reaching Peoria’s inner-city students with the Good News of Jesus Christ as they learn the techniques of playing in an orchestra. With the help of some very talented volunteers, students learn to excel at playing the violin or cello.

DRUM LINE

Students participating in our drum line ministry are learning to use their rhythmic skills. The Drum Line has also performed at special events including for the half-time shows of a Bradley University and Illinois Central College basketball games.