Noah After School (School year program)
According to the 2011 Connecticut State Mastery Tests:
- 23% of Hartford 5th graders read at the state goal level
- 39 % of Hartford 3rd graders write at the state goal level
- 32% of Hartford 4th graders possess math skills at the state goal level
Hartford City Mission wants to meet the practical educational needs of elementary school students in the north end of Hartford. Noah After School helps students improve homework and reading skills and learn about how Jesus loves them.
Every week day after school (3:45 to 5:45), kids from the north end in 1st to 5th grade gather in the basement of the HCM ministry house and at Antioch Baptist Church for the program.
NAS Vine meets Monday-Thursday from 3:45 to 5:45pm at 280 Vine Street, Hartford. The Vine site also does small group field trips on Fridays.
NAS Antioch meets Monday-Thursday from 3:45-5:45pm at Antioch Baptist Church at 161 Nelson St, Hartford.
Volunteers assist the children with homework and reading, providing encouragement and academic support. Other aspects of Noah After School are Bible lessons, games, crafts, dance, art, music, snacks, and more. Noah After School depends almost completely on volunteer support. Volunteers from all walks of life, in and out of Hartford, are welcome...anyone who loves kids and longs to experience Christ.
Contact Amy Jarvis, HCM's Urban Children's Outreach Director, for program details and volunteer opportunities.
Camp Noah (Summer program)
Camp Noah is a fun, Christ-centered half day camp for kids in the north end of Hartford. Camp Noah meets for eight weeks during the summer at Glory Chapel International Cathedral, close to Keney Park. The camp is for kids who have completed first grade through completed fifth grade. Kids who come to Camp Noah get to play games, make crafts, sing songs, learn about the Bible, go on field trips, go swimming, and much more. And the best part is that it’s free for kids!