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Youth Programs

The Salvation Army operates hundreds of after school programs in low and moderate income neighborhoods across the country.

Our after-school programs and character building activities provide a safe and fun space for children and teens to grow.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to read more about our available programs and locations near you. 

The Salvation Army has more than 400 after school programs in the United States.

Our first priority is to meet basic human needs, but we recognize the importance of programs that go beyond the basics of food, shelter, clothing and safety. In addition to meeting basic needs, The Salvation Army strives to provide programs that will help children thrive during crucial developmental years - from after school programs and summer camps, to childcare and toys at Christmas.

The Salvation Army supplements and supports kids' educational opportunities through a variety of programs.

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After School Programs

Homework Assistance and Counseling
At The Salvation Army, we provide one-on-one teaching assistance to help kids of all ages with school work, study guidance and literacy advancement. We open our doors to anyone in need and never discriminate based on gender, ethnicity or socioeconomic level.

Sports, Clubs and Extracurricular Activities
Through a variety of no-fee and low cost after-school programs, we provide safe ways for kids to make friends and participate in activities they couldn't otherwise afford.

Dance, Art and Music Programs
We work to provide music and arts programs that many schools can no longer afford. From choirs to instrument training, poetry to painting, drama to dance, after-school lessons and activities help introduce children to the beauties of the fine arts.

To find a location near you, please click here to visit our Locations Page.       

Character Building Programs

Troops: The Salvation Army has Scouting programs for both girls and boys that we call "troops." The goal of our troop program is to help kids develop positive social and communication habits, decision making and life skills, as well as character and leadership 


To find a location near you, please click here to visit our Locations Page.       


Other Programs

The Salvation Army provides resources for both day camp and residential camp in the summer. 

Bikes for Kids
        In San Diego, we partner with NBC7 San Diego to give away one free bike every week to a deserving child, nominated by his or her teacher. Click here to view recent recipients.     



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