The Vine has been creatively providing safe and meaningful space for young people to learn, play, and grow in Humboldt Park.
One of our favorite parts is walking with young people for many years, getting to know each story and watch each young person grow. Sometimes it isn’t until a young person is in Middle School […]
At Arise Creations, we are reviewing the Rooted lesson series which was the inspiration for the ROOTED Genuine Leather Tassel Keychain. This piece reminds both students and customers to be deeply rooted in Christ and His Word. We will continue to build on the theme of being rooted as we transition into what it […]
This was the third year we were able to take The Vine students to Pine Trail Camp in Saugatuck, MI. It’s a 3-day event that the kids look forward to all year. Throughout our time there, the students were encouraged to try every activity we planned which were swimming, kayaking, ziplining, hiking and racing up […]
One of the goals for La Semilla after school program has been to help the students get to know one another. An activity that has helped us work towards achieving this goal was creating and sharing their “Coat of Arms.” Within each section of their Coat of Arms are different prompts where they can share […]
Youth in the mentoring program at Piccolo Elementary explored different career paths by filling out a career cluster survey. Prior to this activity, they were all certain on what they would be when they grow up. Some wanted to be professional athletes or dancers and one in particular wanted to be a professional gamer. Demarion […]
A UIC student has been attending our in-school mentoring program at Gary Elementary to teach the students about the world of medicine. They have been learning concepts such as neurological responses to stress and trauma and effects of drugs on the body. Youth have been receptive to the information and have been able to apply […]
La Semilla after-school program hosted a Community Dinner for our students and their families. Nearly all of our current students and families were able to attend! Everyone enjoyed a dinner of fajitas, rice, beans & pizza.
After dinner, families participated in a series of fun team activities. Activity […]
New Life Centers youth help make a documentary called Beacons of Hope