Youth Development programs provide school age children with opportunities to stay busy, learn skills, strengthen relationships, reinforce learning and have new experiences.We are very proud of the youth programs at UMCH. Over the past three years we have doubled our programs to serve even more school age students in our community. We are pleased to say that our evaluation score support the great work that we do. Youth and their parents find our programs have tremendous benefits, please feel free to look for yourself.
21ST CENTURY PROGRAM is offered right in Grand Rapids Public Schools to provide elementary aged youth with an opportunity to do homework and have structured recreational activities. Snacks are provided and the staff help create an atmosphere of fun and learning.
Currently UMCH manages 9 different sites within the Grand Rapids Public Schools. To sign up, visit your school office. UMCH managed sites are at: Sherwood, Dickinson, Martin Luther King, Gerald R. Ford, Brookside, Ken-O-Sha Park, Kent Hills, Southwest Community Campus, and Shawmut Hills schools.”