Our Graffiti Kids Ministry strives to provide a safe, fun, and loving environment as we mentor the whole child--spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, and social. Our goal is to teach our kids about Jesus and His love for them through the Gospel message and point them to Him. Our vision is to provide no-cost or affordable, high-quality, and Gospel-centered programs held in our community for families on the Lower East Side.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Graffiti Kids After School allows us to provide a low-cost, Christ-centered after school option for our community. Activities include homework help, snack time, Bible devotions, recreation and crafts, monthly birthday celebrations, and special events for kids and their families. The program runs Monday-Thursday from school pick up at 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, in keeping with the public school calendar and holidays.
SUNDAY SMALL GROUPS
Our Sunday small groups provide a time for kids 5 months- 4 years and kindergarten - 5th grade to develop friendships, grow in their faith by learning Bible stories, participate in activities to learn scripture, and follow the models of screened and trained adult leaders who love kids and are excited to help them grow in their relationship with Christ. We utilize Gospel-centered curriculum in our small groups, including A Sure Foundation: A Philosophy & Curriculum for Ministry to Infants & Toddlers and The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum.
CONNECTIONS FAMILY MEAL
During both the fall and spring semesters, we offer a family meal and activities beginning at 6 PM on Wednesdays. This is a great time for parents to enjoy fellowship and community while their kids enjoy a class or playtime. No commitment required, although some classes include a nominal fee to cover the instructor’s expertise.
Throughout the year, Graffiti offers several seasonal events for kids and their families, including the Annual School Supply Sale, Fall Family Fun event, Community Christmas Party and Toy Sale, and a spring event. We see these as opportunities to share Christ’s love in a special, tangible way. You can see all the Graffiti events on our event page, or special kids events below.
Our Graffiti Kids Summer Program is a long running staple for the children’s program. Kids in kindergarten - 5th grade enjoy 4 weeks filled with field trips, arts and crafts, sports, playtime, science experiments, devotions, and fun! Summer program runs for 4 weeks in July, Mondays through Thursdays.