Henderson Settlement Youth Ministries provides a safe place for the kids in the Frakes area to learn, grow, and be active. We serve children and youth from Kindergarten through High School. The Settlement provides recreation opportunities for all community members, especially children and youth. Because most other recreation venues are at least fifteen miles away. The Christian atmosphere of playing at Henderson Settlement teaches the children and youth that competition can be held without the use of foul language or overly-aggressive play. This ministry brings some positive structure to the lives of children and youth in the area. Programs and activities go on year round. If you are interested in the Youth Ministry Programs or would like more information please contact us at 606-337-3613.
Children and youth from Kindergarten through eighth grade enjoy daily age-appropriate devotions that pertain to the trials and tribulations that kids face; healthy snacks along with nutrition education; homework and enlightening projects; and both competitive and non-competitive physical activities. On Fridays during After-School, we also offer youth clubs that encourage self-discipline, motivation of self and others, civic engagement, morals and virtues. The youth learn the personal and overall rewards of their services to others. We feel the after school education is important and we want to help the kids to be successful and achieve their goals. If you are interested in the Youth Ministry Programs or would like more information please contact us at 606-337-3613.
Junior Pro Basketball
In January we begin a six week long Junior Pro Basketball League for kindergarten to high school students. Kids are divided into teams according to age and ability, and are coached by community members who volunteer their time. The children are taught basic skills in basketball, team play, and good sportsmanship. Children and youth that are unable to play at the local elementary school, appreciate the opportunity of being able to play without having to worry about "making" a team. Every child receives equal playing time unlike competitive school play. This ministry brings some positive structure to the lives of children and youth in the area. With this program each child receives a team t-shirt and trophy for participation.
The Summer Recreation program is a six-week-long day camp that takes place at Henderson Settlement. During the five hours that the students are here each day, they receive two meals, participate in devotions, and play sports and games. There is also a literacy time each day, and the kids are taken on field trips. Summer Recreation is open to students from Kindergarten through High School. Summer Recreation uses the community center, gym, and the upper and lower parks. When the kids play in the gym, they play kickball, flag football, volleyball, dodge ball, and many more games. At the lower park there is playground equipment, half court basketball court, and a full size tennis court.
Henderson Settlement Scholarship Program
We have created an endowment fund and
it is growing. We have been providing scholarships to youth and adults interested
in furthering their education.
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Youth Leader Role
Throughout the 90+ year history of the Henderson Settlement, we have always maintained a strong focus on support of community youth. This was first demonstrated as a focus on delivery of basic education, later as support for home life and welfare, and most recently on recreation opportunities and tutoring.
We will now enter a new stage...