The After-School Program (ASP) at New Day is designed to foster cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual growth. We come alongside families' values in order to encourage positive character development and academic achievement while creating meaningful, Biblical learning experiences.
The After-School Program operates out of New Day's main building located at 109 South Street in the Kernville area of Johnstown. The After-School Program serves children in first grade through sixth. During their time at New Day, students are served supper, experience an interactive Bible lesson, receive homework help, and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities offered throughout the year.
Monday through Thursday: 2:30-5:30
Homework help, supper, Bible time, and planned activities
Wednesday Youth Group 6:00 - 8:00
Open gym, pizza parties, gaga ball, movie nights, dodge ball, special guest speakers, devotions etc. Parent permission and medical slips are required and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Program changes a little every year, but it always provides a great time for the children! The main part of the program offers "day camp" activities that the children attend throughout the week, as well as special outings to enjoy. Outings can include: trips to Idlewild, swimming at the Que, Urban Air fun day, Shawnee, day hikes, ice cream, and more! We also have a relationship with "Summer's Best Two Weeks" and send youth to their Citikidz camp each summer.
Our vision in the Sports Ministry at New Day is to build Champions for Christ through Sports. We believe that sports is a great way to connect with youth and helps in character development in many ways, it is truly a lifeline to some young people in our community.
You may find this article from the University of Miami helpful: A Great Goal: Three Ways Sports may help At-Risk Youth:
The Family Ministry Programs are available through New Day as support to families in need. With a variety of programs available to every family member, New Day creates a caring environment that fosters emotional, social, and spiritual growth, as well as an atmosphere conducive to healing and reconciliation. New Day strives to saturate the family with God's love, and in turn, has the opportunity to speak into families' lives.
By self-referral or from another agency or among New Day, families can participate in multiple programs, which maximize the provided level of support. For example, families may simultaneously participate in Parenting Classes, Counseling, After-School Program, Family Nights, and Youth Basketball.
Two main programs serve the needs of the children and youth of our community, the After-School Program and the Youth Ministry Program. You can connect with us on our Social Media platforms (Facebook & Instagram logos below) for the latest updates and upcoming events. Along with these ongoing programs, we also have a Sports ministry, Summer camps, Sports teams and Special Events that change depending on the interest of the children.
Monthly night out for the whole family designed to provide quality time together while sharing some food and engaging in positive recreational activities. Families can use this time to strengthen relationships within the family and support systems within their community.
New Day staff uses this time to model effective communication and parenting techniques for adults, as well as appropriate responses to authority and conflict resolution to children and youth.
Parent education and group support that provides resources and skills development that encourages parents toward effective family living. For more information and upcoming dates, please contact the office.
New Day is committed to providing professional counseling from a Biblical perspective. Our counselors are available to work with children and families from all of our New Day programs, as well as any who contact us from the community. For more information, please contact the office at 814-535-8202.