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.
Our Graffiti Kids Summer Program is is a long running staple for the Graffiti Kids Ministry. Kids who just completed kindergarten - 5th grade enjoy field trips, arts and crafts, sports, playtime, science experiments, Bible stories, and more fun! Summer program runs for 4 weeks in July, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 am (9am early drop off option available)-4 pm. Lunch and snack provided.
For new or returning children: if your family receives Public Benefits, then you are eligible to enroll in our scholarship program. Please apply in person at Graffiti Church during the hours of 11am to 5pm, Monday through Thursday, to provide proof of guardianship (birth certificate), your Public Benefits card, and a current award letter.
To apply in person please visit Graffiti Church Monday through Thursday, 11am - 5pm. New and Returning families can fill out applications online, on site, or you can download one of the registration forms below to fill out and drop off. Scholarship applications must be obtained and submitted in person.
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.
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Graffiti Kids After School is a low-cost but high-quality ministry for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade that provides Christ-centered after school care Mondays-Thursdays from 2:30pm - 5:30 pm. Activities include homework help; snack time; Bible stories; recreation, crafts, & activities; 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 general keeping with the public school calendar and holidays.
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.