Youth Ministry

SERVING OUR YOUTH THROUGH CHRIST-CENTERED PROGRAMS

 We strive to engage students by assisting them with school assignments and also instill the word of God in our Greater Academic Progress program. It is a way to build academic skills, and provide the knowledge, soft skills and tools necessary for our students to be the best they can be.

For information about enrolling a child in any of our Youth Ministry programs, please call the South Side Mission Youth Department or send an email to our Supervisor of Children and Youth at the email link found below.

Greater Academic Progress

REATER ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Each weekday during the school year, students come to the Mission for our after-school program. They receive quality tutoring from staff and volunteers in all academic subjects and can also learn ASL(American Sign Language) and Spanish. Participants also enjoy a hearty light meal, Biblical instruction, and other activities.

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.