First Glance is a youth center that operates in Akron’s Kenmore community on Kenmore Blvd. We have programming for students from grades 6 to 12 and for young adults ages 18 to 29. We offer a variety of programs which include a recreational night, a young adults program, a skatepark, and after school tutoring for school age students. No matter the program or activity, First Glance offers teenagers and young adults a safe place of grace and of unconditional love. Individuals can come in, be themselves, have fun, and learn about God.



First Glance has monetary and physical ways that individuals, families, and life groups can contribute to the work they are doing in Kenmore. To support First Glance with a monthly or one time monetary contribution click hereYou can also sign up to cook a meal, donate a prepared meal,

Opportunities to Serve

Interested in middle School and High School Students? Check out Rec Night, Skate Park, Ladies Night Out and Man Up. These are ways to hang out with teens and speak truth and love into their life.

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Love working with Kids? Check out Tiny Glancers or babysitting for the young moms. It’s a great way to share God’s love by caring for the kids so the moms can have fellowship today and learn how to care for their children.
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Join other volunteers and help young students succeed at school while sharing Jesus’ love with them through reading, school help, and game time.
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There is a great opportunity to support the teens that play football in Kenmore by helping provide food for the team each week (during football season) or by being a Backer to an individual player. The backer would provide encouragment, support, a small gift and even showing up to games!
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1 )Pray for wisdom on handling sensitive situation and for all the teens who have been victimized in any way.

2 )Pray for the students to come to the hope and saving knowledge of Jesus Christ!

3 )Pray for increased financial giving so that First Glance can continue to meet the needs of teens and their families in Kenmore.

4)Check out our 30 Ways to Pray for the city. Or to sign up to receive First Glance prayer updates and stories email