Emmanuel Baptist Church
1401 West Washington Street
Charleston, WV 25387

Phone: 304-342-1158

Serves children in grades K-5 from:

  • Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary

North Charleston Baptist Church

1009 Woodward Drive
Charleston, WV 25387

Serves children in grades K-5 from Grandview Elementary.


Homework Assistance

Monday through Thursday, participants have up to an hour to complete homework assignments and receive assistance from program staff members.  A computer lab is also available to complete assignments.

Enrichment Activities

Participants have weekly opportunities to participate in a variety of enrichment activities including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), art, crafts and nutrition. These activities are designed to peek their interest in subjects that are not often adequately covered during the school-day.
Physical Activity

The BBC offers daily opportunities for physical activity including unstructured play time and organized games.  Some favorite activities include basketball, four-square, kickball and shark.  There are balls, hula hoops, jump ropes and tumbling mats available for unstructured play.
Second Step® Violence-Prevention Curriculum

Second Step® is an evidence-based violence-prevention curriculum that teaches youth social-emotional skills they need for successful interpersonal relationships.  Trained staff members implement this curriculum each year with youth in Kindergarten through the 8th grade.

The BBC engages certified teachers to provide skill-based reading and math tutoring to participants who are performing below level in these subjects.  Both one-on-one and small group tutoring are provided based on the needs of the child. Tutors communicate with the child’s classroom teacher in order to set goals for tutoring sessions.

Mentoring is a focused form of volunteering in which an adult role model from the community is paired with a child enrolled in the program to provide the child with extra social-emotional support.   Mentors make a commitment of spending at least one hour a week with their mentee for the duration of the school year. Mentor-mentee pairs spend time together working on homework, playing games and exploring hobbies.  The purpose of the mentoring relationship is for the mentor and mentee to build a trusting relationship so that the mentee will have someone to go to for support and encouragement.

Youth at the BBC have a chance to get their hands dirty and learn up about where their food comes from through the BBC Garden.  Participants grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, squash and more!  Youth have the opportunity to try the fruits of their labor at the program and also take some home for their family to enjoy.

Good News Club®
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission. Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson's theme.
5-Day Club®
5-Day Club is an exciting, fun-filled one and one-half hour held each day for five consecutive days in the summer. It includes: dynamic Bible lessons, creative learning activities, inspiring missionary story, meaningful songs, life-changing Scripture memorization.