We believe that a child’s future should be based on their families current economic status or the zip code they live in. Throughout Nashville our youth programming focuses on empowering children through a host of educational and physical activities geared at providing them with lessons focused on healthy lifestyles and success in school. Program offerings vary depending on if a child is involved in our Red Shield Kids Club After School Program, our Summer Day Camp program, or one of the Corps Youth programs.
Some services that are offered:
Education: In the Red Shield Kids Club (RSKC), a computer lab and tutors are available to kids for homework help and other educational activities on a daily basis.
Nutrition & Wellness: Thanks to a partnership with the United Way’s SPARK Program, RSKC kids are provided with a healthy snack every afternoon while also being able to learn about healthy eating habits. They also get a chance to learn how to make nutritious foods like steamed vegetables and smoothies and take home healthy recipes and snacks to support a healthy lifestyle at home with their families.
Music and Performing Arts: RSKC is privileged to be able to offer a comprehensive music program that provides kids a chance to study music and practice hands-on with instruments. This program is helping “set the stage” for this exciting opportunity to expose children early to the enjoyment of music, and associated careers in the music industry. Both corps in Madison and South Nashville, also offer music programs to their youth members through either a brass band group, or praise and worship bands.
Physical Fitness: As a part of the SPARK program, RSKC kids participate in a physical fitness assessment test that includes jump rope, 40 yard dash, quarter mile run or walk, long jump, pushups, sit-ups, etc. They also get a chance to be part of team sports like basketball, soccer, and football.
Character and Spiritual Development: All youth programs, no matter where they are located, attempt to instill proper spiritual guidance and character development in each of the program’s activities. Kids are taught conflict resolution, how to cope with stress, and other skills necessary for relational and character success.
For more information about the Red Shield Kids Club or corps youth programs, contact 615-242-0411.