What We Do

Cherry Street Youth Center, Inc., is an ecumenical ministry formed to help children develop spiritually, emotionally, physically, and academically within their community. We fulfill our mission statement and share love with the children by being positive influences in their lives and by offering classes in Bible, character, art, computers, physical education, reading, math, social skills, anger management, drug awareness, cooking, music, gardening and more!

We are a non-profit, faith-based youth center. Our focus has been to share the love of God through Jesus Christ with the elementary-aged children in Chanute by providing them with a safe, secure, and fun place to go after school that offers a wide variety of learning experiences and opportunities. We opened in May of 1995 in a small house. Today Cherry Street has four buildings in which unique ministries take place.

Cherry Street East

Cherry Street East is located on the corner of Forest & Cherry in Chanute, KS. Children in grades K-2 attend here. This is also where our main office is located.

Cherry Street West

Cherry Street West was built in 2000. It is located at 719 N. Garfield. Children in grades 3-5 attend here. The Greenhouse is located behind our West building. ​​​​​​​

Cherry Street Warehouse

The Warehouse program is our Middle School program, located at our West building. It starts immediately after school and ends at 5:00 pm. Children receive a snack each day and participate in activities designed to build relationships and skills needed to successfully navigate middle school. Students may also volunteer at our East location.

Cherry Street Greenhouse

The Cherry Street Greenhouse is located behind our West building. Children that attend Cherry St., West, Cherry Street Warehouse, and our summer programming have the opportunity to participate in many activities involving our garden and greenhouse.