Our Youth Programs
In order to make the greatest impact in the community, Canton Calvary Mission realizes that the most important responsibility it has is to break the cycle of poverty in the neighborhood, and this is done by educating its youth.
Calvery After School Program
The Calvary After-school Program (CAPS) is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grades K-5 meet Monday-Wednesday 3:00-5:30pm. Grades 6-12 meet Monday-Wednesday from 4:30-6:30pm and on Thursday from 4:00-6:30pm. The students enjoy a snack each day, followed by academic assistance (tutoring or homework help), arts, enrichment, life skills, cooking, recreation, fitness, field trips and guest instructors.
Basic Needs Program
The Mission understands that impacting a child's life is made more difficult when their immediate needs are not met. Thanks to the support and caring of churches, groups and individuals, our children are the recipients of needed items throughout the year such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, underwear, school supplies, coats, boots, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and books.
Canton Calvary Mission also tries to make Christmas a special time for each child by setting up Santa's Shop where children can shop for free gifts for their families. We hope that it instills in them a spirit of giving that continues with them throughout their lives. This program is successful because of the generosity of those who donate items and give of their time to help with shopping and wrapping.
Volunteers are an important part of all youth programs at the Mission. Volunteers allow us to serve children free of charge. If you are interested in making an impact in the life of a child, please call the Mission at 330-454-8610.
Calvary Learning & Arts for Youth
CLAY is a summer program for kids who have completed kindergarten and for students in high school. Grades K-5 meet Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30pm. Grades 6–12 meet Monday through Thursday from 9:00am. to 2:30pm. The day begins with breakfast at 8:30am and also includes lunch.
CLAY activities include: Stories, Music, Academic Enrichment, Games, Crafts, Field Trips, Computers, Gardening, Cooking, Dance, and More.
Become A Volunteer!
Tutors are needed for the After School Tutoring Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Activity Aides are needed for the Calvary Arts Project (CAPS), which meets on Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed at this time.
Volunteers are an important part of all youth programs at the Mission. Volunteers allow us to serve children free of charge. If you are interested in making an impact in the life of a child, please call the Mission at 330-454-8610 or give us a way to contact you by clicking on the VOLUNTEER button and telling us how you or your organization would like to help.
Activity Aides are needed for the Calvary Arts Project (CAPS), which meets on Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed at this time. Please call Darryl at the Mission to volunteer.
Summer Food Service Program
The Summer Food Service Program runs from the first Monday in June until the Friday before Canton City Schools begin in August for children ages 1-18.
Breakfast is served Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30am
Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 1:00pm
Backpacks For Kids Program
Raised Bed Gardens Program
On the property of Canton Calvary Mission, we have built small raised garden beds that are planted and maintained by our kid's programs. Children learn where food comes from and how to grow their own.
Diapers & Infant Formula
Diapers and infant formula can be picked up every Thursday between the hours of 10:00am to 3:00pm for families in need.
Backpacks for Kids
Backpacks for Kids is a weekend meal program for school age children
(Kindergarten - Grade 12) and for younger brothers/sisters over 1 year old. Children must be registered to participate and a parent must complete the registration form and provide proof of child's age (birth certificate or insurance card). They receive two breakfasts, two lunches and snacks for the weekend.
Backpacks are picked up each Friday between 3:00-4:30pm during the school year.
During the summer break, backpacks are picked up each Friday from 12:30 -1:30pm.