The Salvation Army of Naples
3180 Estey Avenue
Naples, FL 34104
Our mission is to increase the accessibility of high-quality music, arts, culinary and tutoring instruction for low-income, underrepresented or underserved student populations, since opportunities like this might be unattainable for them. The Salvation Army Fran Cohen Youth Center provides children of all ability levels the opportunity to play and grow in a positive and safe atmosphere. Motivated by God’s love, our program strives to develop the whole child - within their environment - to help them grow physically, mentally and socially. Our state-of-the-art facility includes a technology lab, dance and drama studio, culinary arts room, pottery and creative arts rooms. Accomplished artists in their field teach guitar, brass, woodwind, piano, percussion, dance, art, and pottery. In addition, teachers and trained volunteers offer tutorial support as well as training in computer skills, life skills and the culinary arts. We are still in need of significant funding to operate the Youth Center. Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Provide one month of tuition for a child in our after-school program at The Fran Cohen Youth Center. Our extracurricular programs provide children with a safe place to play and learn in a supervised and constructive environment.
Send one child to our week-long summer camp in Northern Florida. Last year we sent 27 Immokalee children, double the number sent the previous year. This year we would like to include the 125+ children enrolled in our Naples Youth Center programs after-school and summer programs.
Purchase an instrument for use in music lessons through our School of Performing Arts. The Salvation Army School of Performing Arts offers classes that encourage students to work on essential skills through performing arts instruction. Social development, communication, critical assessment, self-concept, creativity, cooperation and self-discipline are all critical life-skills that will serve them well relationally and educationally.