Lunch Connection is a free lunch program serving students in priority neighborhood schools. Currently Lunch Connection is active in Saint John the Baptist/King Edward School, Hazen White, and Centennial.
Each Monday we also partner with Trinity Church for "Manwich Mondays" a hot lunch program for students from St. Malachy's and Saint John High.
Lunch Connection Summer Edition
Building community and supporting food security, LCSE is a twice a week free picnic lunch in SJ's South End during the summer months for all ages. Offering a place for neighbours to gather and be served. Last year over 1400 Lunches were served.
Each year Inner City Youth Ministry brings a group of kids to Camp Brookwood for Inner City Camp. The Director of ICYM joins the kids as the camp chaplain for the week. At camp kids are able to run and play, sometimes leaving city limits for the first time. Kids are encouraged to grow in their commitment and relationship to God. Through daily chapel sessions and evening chapel, they learn more about God in a fun, safe environment.
The Backpack Program
Each week during the summer registered kids (aged 4-10) receive a free backpack with 10-15$ worth of ingredients to make a healthy included recipe, a book, themed activities and resource information. Designed to build food security and literacy in the community
Fit and Fun Girls
More info coming soon!
Reading club is 6 week program for early elementary students to encourage the love of reading! Each week the children read a fun new book and do a related craft or activi. They also to take home their very own copy of the book!
Youth Connection, a joint program of Saint John Central Community Ministry and Inner City Youth Ministry, is a weekly youth group for grades 6-12 for the South End/Uptown/Waterloo village neighborhoods.
Ticker is a joint program of ICYM and Trinity's parish nurse. The goal of this group is to promote 3 key rules to having a healthy heart. Eat healthy foods, exercise and no smoking! Currently we run this program out of the Early Learning Center in the South End.
Family Connection is a time for families to come together, have fun, meet new friends and enjoy activities for the whole family.