Our programs support the holistic (physical, spiritual, social, emotional, mental) development and well-being of pre-school through college-age youth in our community.
We offer a variety of extra-curricular classes and workshops for children, youth and/or families throughout the year. Some of our classes have included “Kids Cook”, Art, Gang & Violence Prevention, Exercise groups, etc. Some are one-time workshops, while others meet weekly over the course of several months. You are welcome to contact us to see what is currently going on.
We are always seeking volunteer instructors to lead classes. If you have a skill that you would like to share with our community, please contact us at 266-3590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECM hosts a weekly Taekwondo club for kids ages 4 and up, and adults too!
It meets on Tuesday evenings in ECM’s main warehouse. The kids’ class is from 6:00-7:00pm and the adult class is 7:00-8:00pm. Free childcare is provided during the adult class.
The cost is $1 per person, per class. Discounts are available for families with 4 or more participants. Uniforms are not necessary; participants should wear comfortable/work-out clothing and bring a water bottle. Participants must sign a waiver before beginning.
This is a faith-based club that incorporates Scripture teaching and memorization, led by TKD black-belt Joe Eastman.
Tae Kwon Do is currently on hiatus for the summer, and will resume in the fall.
Youth Bible Studies
Weekly, Ecumenical Bible studies are offered for all age groups: pre-school and elementary-age children, middle school and high school students, and college-age young adults.
Our Bible studies aim to nurture youths’ spiritual growth and moral development rooted in the Bible and Christian tradition. All youth are welcome to participate.
Each semester and summer, we offer paid Internships for local high school and college students. Our goal is to inspire and equip young people for faith-based social justice, community development and non-profit work.
Read more about our internships for youth.
Volunteer Opportunities for Youth
We have many service opportunities for youth who need to fill volunteer hours for school requirements or who simply wish to give back to the community. Our volunteer options for youth include everything from gardening in our Urban Farm to sorting donations at our thrift store to helping provide childcare for younger kids, and are at a variety of days and times (after school, evenings, Saturdays), so most youth can find something that fits their interests and schedule.
Volunteers may come once or make an ongoing commitment, such as weekly, and must be at least 11 years old. Youth interested in volunteering at ECM should contact Becky Johnson (505-266-3590 or email@example.com
Please contact us
for questions regarding younger children wishing to volunteer with their parents or families wanting to serve together. We do not have a specific volunteer program for families, but can often arrange something depending on the family’s interests and availability.
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for questions regarding youth groups or classes wishing to do service projects together as a group.
Club L.E.A.D. / Camp L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education And Development)
Club LEAD is an after-school leadership-development and educational program for students in upper-elementary and middle school. Activities include tutoring and academic support, games and community service projects. We also occasionally go on field trips, retreats, or college campus visits.
Camp LEAD is our summertime extension – a free day camp that meets throughout the summer for students in 4th-8th grades. Our camp helps youth develop their leadership and academic skills, as well as positive character, teamwork and self-confidence.
Read more about Club L.E.A.D. /Camp L.E.A.D.
Social Justice Class
We offer a weekly faith-based social justice class for teens. Why? Well, social justice issues are a big factor in the condition of our neighborhood. Understanding various perspectives on why these issues persist and how to effectively create change is critical to our work for renewal and transformation and in our biblical mandate to do justice. We have also found that few opportunities exist for teens to learn extensively about Social Justice, so we started a class on it!
In our class, young people learn about issues that affect our community and world, how our faith informs our response to these issues, and practical ways to work for positive change. All youth in 6th-12th grades are welcome to attend.
We provide free childcare for parents while they participate in adult programs at ECM. Childcare includes structured activities such as arts and crafts, reading and games.
Adults interested in volunteering with our childcare can click here to fill out a volunteer application. Volunteers working with children must go through an orientation and pass a background check prior to beginning.
Support our youth!
Sponsor a youth: Click to sponsor one of our interns, or for more information, contact Becky Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sponsor an intern - a full high school internship stipend is $550 per semester.
- Sponsor a youth's participation in Club L.E.A.D. or Camp L.E.A.D.
In kind contributions: We welcome donations for prizes such as school supplies, children's books, puzzles, and games.
Volunteer: Click here for information about opportunities to volunteer in with our youth program.