The Connection Jr
On Mondays, NIA offers The Connection or La Conexión, a Bible study time. Children, from age 3 to second grade, learn about Jesus through worship, prayer, games, crafts and age appropriate lessons. The ultimate goal is for
children to follow Jesus and become disciples.
On Tuesdays, NIA offers The Connection or La Conexión, a Bible study time. Children, from 3rd to 5th grade, learn about Jesus through worship, prayer, games, crafts and age appropriate lessons. The ultimate goal is for children to follow Jesus and become disciples.
Small Groups and One-on-Ones
Small groups and one-on-one time are offered on Friday evenings. Some of the children who come to NIA do not do well in program settings. They suffer from abuse, neglect, and violence, and their behavior reflects the traumas they have been through. For that reason, the staff recently determined that one-on-one time and small groups would be beneficial to these children so deeper connections could be made between the children and the adults and more emphasis can be put on their particular needs.
NIA also offers a guitar class on Saturdays with the goal to enhance the children’s creativity.
Summer Enrichment Program
During summer, Neighbors in Action offers a 4-week day camp that includes VBS, Arts Academy, Drumming and Dancing, and Sports. The summer also includes an overnight camp for children, as well as Family Fun Days and field trips. Our goal is to provide a summer program in a rich, vibrant, and stimulating atmosphere that provides children with unique learning and recreational activities that foster each child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being.
In June, we hosted a Sports Camp, offering cheerleading, basketball and soccer combined with Bible lessons and small groups. More than 20 children also participated in a VBS hosted by First Methodist.
Our July Arts Academy week and the Drumming and Worship week were both superb. Thanks to our amazing and creative volunteers, we were able to serve a total of 87 children every day for two weeks, including lunches paid for by a grant from the City of Houston and cooked by the moms of the neighborhood.