Circle Urban Youth Programs
The C4S After school & Summer Enrichment Programs are fee-based and serves scholars from age 5-13. They are staffed by experienced professionals who are team-oriented and focused primarily on the unique academic, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development of each student.
Our Enrichment Programs have a theme verse of Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” This theme teaches our youth that God is with them and they are powerful.
4 Concepts of Encouraging Youth Development
Character and Skill Development
Social and Emotional Learning
Our enrichment activities are designed to be fun for the kids, but they are also important supplements to their personal development. Many of the activities address developmental and educational deficiencies that occur within our urban environment.
It is our vision and desire to create a fun and engaging environment that glorifies our King and protects His Kids, giving them a safe, healthy and loving environment in which to learn and grow to their God-given potential. It is our God-given responsibility to lovingly guide all of the children in our King’s Kids Program.
Circle Urban Ministries' Youth Ministry Programs
Circle Urban Ministries is working towards the day every neighborhood is considered a great place to live, learn, grow and succeed.
Circle 4 Success “C4S” After-School Program
Scheduled Mon-Thurs. 3:30pm-6:30pm & Fri. 1:00pm-6:30pm. Ages 5-13. Circle 4 Success After School Program is designed to assist scholars academically, spiritually, emotionally, and behaviorally. After homeroom class for attendance and snack the children now rotate into stations throughout their afternoon, detailed below. It is a safe place for scholars in the Austin neighborhood to attend and receive opportunities they may not have anywhere else.
C4S Summer Camp
Scheduled Monday thru Friday 8:00am-6:00pm for eight weeks in the summer. Ages 6-13. This programs’ primary focus is cultural enrichment through the arts. Our summer camp keeps children off the streets and in a safe loving environment. The children have activities, field trips as well as receive a C4S summer camp T-shirt. The end of the year party has BBQ, face painting and jumpy house.
African Dance & Drums
Scheduled Mondays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30, for students ages 6-13. Scholars learn traditional styles of African Dancing and Drumming that come from 7 different countries in Africa. They will learn the basic forms, continue onto learning traditional songs and dancing, perform for parents and during Black History Month, and eventually focus on music composition; creating their own songs with African Style as their foundation.
Theater/Performing Arts Program
Scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm ages 6-13. Scholars will learn the basic fundamentals of acting, starting with warm up techniques, improv, facial and voice expressions, character studying, and play productions. This program is not only fun, but huge on public speaking and self-confidence, skills they can use throughout their life. Scholars who do not feel ready to act in a production, will be scholars of our stage crew, learning set design, and the function of a stage.
S.T.E.A.M. Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
Scheduled Mondays (8-10 yr olds) & Wednesdays (11-13 yr olds) from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Our scholars will be doing projects of different levels of difficulty from weather studying, to bridge building, chemical reactions, and electricity and all its wonders. Scholars take pre and post-tests during each session to measure their level of understanding increase.
Family Night Event
Schedule varies ages 6-13. This is a time where we invite parents and our scholars’ immediate family out to Circle Urban Ministries to partake in activities with their children. God Time, Movie Night, Dinner, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Scholars’ Art Gallery Showcase, viewing of scholars’ own short films, and Parents Vs. Scholars in sports such as basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball are all just some of the activities parents and youth will be participating in throughout the year.
Here's What Children Say About Circle's Youth Ministry
Have You Noticed a Change In Your Child Since Attending Circle 4 Success?
“Your staff have been very attentive to my daughter’s needs. They noticed her struggling in Math, so they provided her with extra tutoring. She is beginning to open up more about her frustrations expressing the root of her emotions.”
“Every time my son comes home he talks about how much he loves C4S after school program and how he can not wait to see the staff again.”
How Do You Feel Your Child is Benefiting from Circle’s Youth Ministry?
“My son has made such an improvement in his behavior and attitude this year. There isn’t anymore eye rolls when I speak to him. ”
“God time has helped my daughter work on forgiveness and sharing her feelings.”
Contact Our Director of Youth Ministries
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