Our youth today face a myriad of obstacles to their growth and becoming successful, productive citizens. Even in the best of families, children can expect challenges when it comes to balancing home life, extra-curricular activities, school work, friends and more. For some youth, having a safe, positive environment to go to can be the catalyst they need to reach their full potential – which they can find at The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps.

Last September, we shared with you about the KNOT program and its kick-off at the Eagle Creek Corps on Indy’s west side. Project KNOT (Kids and Neighborhood Outreach and Teaching) is a partnership between The Salvation Army, IMPD and Marion University. Its mission is to tie residents, businesses, educators and the community together to help keep kids out of trouble during after-school hours by providing a safe, structured environment.

Students in the area can come and take advantage of either free gym time or homework assistance at Eagle Creek’s community center, where volunteers will interact with the youth. Hours for Project KNOT are Mon., Tues., Thurs, and Fri. from 3:30pm – 5pm. The center is located at 4400 S. High School Rd. on the west side of Indy, near Interstate 465.  Call for more information – Andy Amick 317-292-8490.