Welcome to First Glance

First Glance is a youth center that operates in Akron's Kenmore community on Kenmore Blvd. We have programming for students from grades 6 to 12 and for young adults ages 18 to 29. We offer a variety of programs which include our two main recreational nights, a young adults program, a skate night, an abstinence program as well as Teen Mom and Young Mom programs. No matter the program or activity, First Glance offers teenagers and young adults a safe place of grace and of unconditional love. Individuals can come in, be themselves, have fun, and learn about God. 

Kuddos from the Board

I am writing you today with very exciting news for First Glance! Last week, we received a letter from the GAR Foundation, a major funder in Akron. The President of the foundation, Christine Mayer, wrote to let us know that Noelle is an honoree of the Glass Half Full Award. 

Noelle is being honored for all her hard work at First Glance with a fancy set of hand-blown glasses, but also a $5,000 grant to First Glance. On behalf of the board of First Glance, I want to communicate how overjoyed we are to hear of this recognition, as we know Noelle has poured all she is into First Glance and the Kenmore community. Her energy, enthusiasm, passion, and love for Christ is not only recognized by our organization, but by the entire Summit County Community. Please join me in congratulating Noelle for this outstanding award and praising our God for the incredible leader He has blessed First Glance with.

Hannah Nitz
First Glance Board President