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 […]
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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 […]
See how youth take the initiative in a community service project.
All the volunteer mentors gathered for an Appreciation Thanksgiving meal. We ate and handed out raffle prizes. Each mentor received a gift card as a token of appreciation from New Life Centers for all their hard work with their mentees.
There was a panel discussion by some of our most seasoned staff mentors. It was a […]
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 […]
Andres, AKA Andy, became involved at New Life Centers through the in-school mentoring program. He joined boxing at the beginning of the summer and had his first official match this past Thursday at Simon’s Park Boxing Tournament. Although Andy did not win his first match, he showed great resilience by stating that he did not […]
The Arise Creation’s middle and high school girls will host a booth this year at the CCDA Conference in Chicago. The girls have been working hard to reach their goals both as individuals and as a team. Each day they are learning what it means to be rooted in God’s truth, […]
The story of a young person who wants to make a difference