OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Nehemiah Partners is an after school program which operates Tues, Wed and Thurs during the school year.
When the kids first arrive, they are offered snacks and help with their homework. After that, each of our kids participates in a variety of activities such as art, physical fitness, computer skills, nutrition class and recreation, just to name a few. Additionally, we offer a variety of field trips that can show our kids new and exciting possibilities. The goal of these field trips is to show our kids that anything is possible for their lives. By exposing our kids to new and different experiences in life, they build the skill sets necessary to overcome adversity and break through cultural barriers. LINK TO PROGRAMS!!!
We are also exploring program options aimed at area high schoolers, including education in the areas of family and life skills. Finally, a vital aspect of our program for the kids is providing them with a healthy hot meal which concludes their day at Nehemiah.
OUR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
Our COMEBACK kids are an intregal part of Nehemiah. Our initial program only extended to the 8th grade however some of our kids wanted to keep coming back! Hence, we established the Come-Back Kids program. This select group of kids are mentored and given the chance to advance and grow into leaders that our younger kids want to look up to and emulate!
The Come-Back Kids are one of the best stories Nehemiah has to tell! They are a prime example of how God multiplies resources to benefit His Kingdom! We are proud to say we have 4 Senior Come-Back Kids, 1 Junior, and 9 Freshman that have shown they have the qualities to be the leaders that we are sure God created them to be.
OUR KIDS CAFE PROGRAM
In Erie County, one in four kids face food insecurity. To combat this, Nehemiah Partners opened up a Kids Cafe which provides a free hot meal every day we are open and nutritious snacks for the kids.
OUR BACKPACK PROGRAM
In 2014, Nehemiah Partners patnered with Second Harvest to provide a backpack program for our kids. The purpose of the program is to help alleviate hunger on weekends by providing bags of food. Our backpack program is offered to all our Nehemiah kids. Each week we send home packages of food intended to help our kids get healthy meals through the weekend. Typically a food bag will include 1 entree, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 milk, 1 juice, 2 cereals, 2 cereal bars and several snacks.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Nehemiah Partners greatly depends on the generosity of the community, individuals, churches and corporations to fund our programs.
Since 2007, Nehemiah Partners has been a cornerstone in the community by building leaders of the next generation. Nehemiah gets no government funding. All of our operating capital comes from generous gifts from committed donors and Community Foundations. God has blessed Nehemiah with many resources and gifts along the way, like our beautiful historic building, the financial support of committed supporters, and the incalculable hours of time spent by the wonderful individuals to make the Nehemiah Center what it is: an opportunity to change kid's lives and make a difference in our community, all for the glory of God!