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Becoming family.

Encouraging potential.

 Empowering Community.

First Glance is a youth center that operates in the Kenmore neighborhood of Akron. Kenmore and Greater Akron is our home, our family & our community. For over 20 years, we’ve hosted a wide variety of programming for students of all ages. We offer teenagers and young adults a safe place where they are loved, valued and ultimately, through Christ, we provide them with hope. We have seen over 9,800 different students come through our doors and leave as a part of our family, empowered to reach their potential & become who they were created to be.

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I was a student when it first opened and now volunteer when available. The organization has impacted my life and has shaped me into the person I am today. The organization has dedicated volunteers who take time to invest in various programs that is offered at the center.


Kenmore, OH

First Glance does a great job of reaching out to the youth of the community by providing a place of refuge and fun for those that need a place where they can trust in people who lead them in the direction of knowing Christ.


Akron, OH

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We exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the church through real, loving, and non-threatening avenues.
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