Central's strong commitment to social justice and community service extend to our youth programs, which are divided into Middle School (5th—7th grade) and High School (8th—12th grade). Central partners with a variety of nonprofits in downtown Denver to coordinate monthly volunteer opportunities, all of which are open to any youth in the wider community. Find out more about the programs below.
On the first Sunday of every month, the Youth (8th-12th grade) meet after church for the intergenerational Life Together congregational potluck. Afterwards, they will head out into the wider community and take part in afternoon service projects including projects with our partners like Metro Caring, Hope in our City, Rainbow Alley and many more. These afternoon projects are a convenient way for youth to earn school sanctioned community service hours while building community. Friends are always welcome and encouraged to come!
On the first Sunday of every month, the Middlers (5th-7th grade) meet after church for an outing or an activity at the church. Middlers join the congregation for the monthly Life Together potluck lunch after worship before taking part in activities like bowling, putting together care packages for our elderly or college students, scavenger hunts or a variety of other creative activities inside and outside the church building.
Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez would be so lucky to have a Breakfast club like this. Youth, Middlers and children are invited at 9am for unlimited waffles and fruit in the nursery lobby. Gluten-free options are also available. After eating, children and Middlers can take part in choir and youth can join the Chancel Choir.
Nothing helps one feel young quite like being around the younger. We are always looking for volunteers to prepare dinners (teenagers eat a lot!) or just hang out with us. Contact youth assistant Emma Moore if you’d like to help.