Youth Character Building Programs
To enroll in the following programs, please call 773-358-3200 or stop by the Red Shield Center at 945 West 69th St and sign-up.
The Salvation Army’s fun, safe and educational programs include Sunbeams for girls, Girl Guards for young women, and Adventure Corps and Scouts for boys and young men. Rooted in the scouting tradition, The Salvation Army’s character building programs are holistic-based, with caring, trained leaders.
Sunbeams is a fun-filled program that helps girls age 6-11 develop socially, mentally, physically and spiritually. From learning to help at home to assisting others in the community and respecting nature, Sunbeams opens girls’ eyes to how they can make a difference in the world around them.
Ages: 6-11 Girls
Girl Guards gives girls in middle and high school the opportunity to participate in a four-fold program addressing their physical, mental, spiritual and social needs. Skill-development, personal growth and community service opportunities expand their horizons, as girls learn to work together and independently in various environments. They are also encouraged to think seriously about career and lifestyle choices as they move into adulthood.
Ages: 12-18 Girls
The Adventure Corps is a program for boys age 6-14. Adventure Corps participants are encouraged to get out, explore the world around them and discover ways of serving their community. By participating in a variety of activities, young men learn to overcome physical, mental and social challenges to grow into responsible adults.
Ages: 6-14 Boys