Salt and Light Community Center wants to provide a place where youth can go to feel nurtured, loved, and welcomed. Our focus is: to show the love of Christ through example, promote and encourage local youth ministry, and assist families and community in raising up the next generation.
Why God led us here…
We follow boldly where Christ leads us, and for the following reasons He has shown us that our youth need the love of Jesus.
35% of high school students have tried an illegal substance and 45% have illegally consumed alcohol. Their reasons for doing so were to escape reality.
In 2015 nearly one in 50 children in Hardin County were a confirmed victim of child abuse, making this county #6 in the entire state of Iowa for such cases.
In a recent survey of local teens, 16% said they would rather be anywhere but home when asked why they pursue after-school activities.