Who We Are
Save Our Children started 30 years ago out of the youth ministries program at Asbury United Methodist Church, the oldest African American Church in the city of Elyria. There have been multiple generations of families and children who have come through our humble doors. SOC received its 501 C 3 designation in 1996 and has continued to serve children of all ages from kindergarten through college. We currently run an after-school and summer program for children in grades 1-8, and a teen mentoring program for High School students. We have a rich history that includes some amazing men and women who have made great contributions to our community over the years.
Our mission is to change lives by improving literacy, cultivate leadership skills through mentoring, and promote academic excellence among the at-risk youth in our community.