Point your kids in the right direction— when they're old they won't be lost.
Proverbs 22:6 (MSG)
The greatest resource any community has is its children. Enabling our children to be successful in life is one of the greatest challenges facing us today. The Salvation Army of Fairfield County is working towards changing the future by impacting the lives of children today.
Through our character building activities for children of all ages, music and arts programs that provide creative and healthy outlets of expression, children are a priority to The Salvation Army.
Many teens today are wrestling with some of the big questions of life. For many at-risk youth, the support and positive influences needed to navigate these times may not be available at home. Beginning in September 2014, The Salvation Army of Fairfield County launched a program and drop-in center specifically for those youth. Teens meet each Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. for fellowship and community in a safe, structured and Christian-led atmosphere. All teens ages 13-17 are welcome to attend.
In addition, for teens, The Salvation Army of Fairfield County also offers it's 'Bridging the Gap' program for at-risk youth who are part of the Fairfield County Juvenile Court system. To learn more about 'Bridging the Gap' please click here.
The Salvation Army also provides activities for children ages 6-12. Each Thursday night, character and community building programs are provided through our 'Junior Youth Group.' Children share a meal together, participate in fun activities, and a Bible lesson afterwards. Any children ages 6-12 are welcome to participate! For more information, please call (740) 687-1921 or click here to send a request. Transportation is available!
From the earliest days of The Salvation Army, music has played a vital role. William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army was quoted as saying, “Teach a boy to blow a horn and he’ll never blow a safe!” For many, arts and music have become an integral part of their memories of The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army of Fairfield County is no exception. Music is a key part of our program from our youth ‘Singing Company’ and youth drama to our contemporary worship band. Children and adults alike are encouraged to express themselves in both corporate and individual settings.
Private and group lessons are available for children. The Institute for Arts and Music (iAM) for children meets each Sunday afternoon.
For more information about how to be a part of our music or youth programs, please click here.