TC Kids serves thousands of children in Southern California through a combination of after-school learning centers, kids and youth clubs, school prevention and outreach programs, camping, and other recreational and cultural opportunities. Local centers offer a range of services to meet the needs of at-risk children and their families, including:
His Kids Club
A weekly club meeting for neighborhood children that features Bible stories, scripture memorization, singing, games, crafts, recreation, summer camps and more.
God’s Gang Youngsters
This weekly discipleship group is an innovative initiative especially designed for gang members and former gang members. This highly successful discipleship program offers Bible studies, counseling, camping programs, and participative leadership activities.
Innovative and relevant presentations encourage young people to say no to drugs and yes to life.
Teen Challenge teams regularly visit needy neighborhoods and conduct Christian-oriented drug and alcohol prevention programs.
A combination of academic and mentoring programs designed to meet the needs of students in urban communities who are most at risk of academic and social failure. Supplementary educational and enrichment components include tutoring and mentoring (with trained volunteer tutors), computer and technological opportunities, family-related workshops and counseling, and leadership formation activities.
Teen Challenge has established several after-school learning centers and prevention programs designed to encourage children and youth to achieve their highest academic and individual potential. After-school learning centers provide educational components that include tutoring and mentoring (volunteers), technological opportunities, family-related workshops and counseling, leadership formation activities, quality partnerships and individual relationships.
Our after-school learning center staff members seek out those students who are most at-risk for social and/or academic failure with a particular emphasis on those who:
- Have been identified as victims of child abuse or domestic violence
- Are from low-income families
- Are at high risk for academic failure
- Have been identified as “hard to reach”
Our Adult Educational Learning and Tutorial Centers serve hundreds of adults each year. These facilities are located in our residential substance abuse recovery centers and are equipped with computers and software designed to increase computer and vocational skills and to supplement employment readiness classes. Many of these learning centers in Southern California are open to the community.