Eye of the Tiger
The goal of our Eye of the Tiger Program is to strengthen the emotional, mental, and social development of the participants by learning how to build better relationships with God, self, others, and creation through various work environments. Young men and women participate in work projects where they can learn basic skills in carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, exterior and interior painting, cleaning services, landscaping along with the art of customer service. Participants learn about career options and develop marketable skills which improve their income earning potential. Program supervisors offer a Christian model of servant leadership as they seek to develop each young person’s potential.

Additional funding has enabled economically disadvantaged youth to study under experienced contractors who teach carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring and other basic home maintenance skills. In the past three years, Tiger Pause participants have led or played a major role in local building projects. Youth have constructed five new homes and were instrumental in turning an older house into a coffee shop that serves the downtown community known as the Beez Cafe. Students have also been the driving force behind the deconstruction of an Old Dairy Queen and the Old Rite Aid building in Beaver Falls. The Old Dairy Queen will be an expansion of the Splash Pad, and the Old Rite Aid building is now the Redemption Center.