Hello from Cherry Street Youth Center. My name is Jennifer Shields and I am the Executive Director. Cherry Street is an ecuminical ministry with the mission of developing children emotionally, spiritually, physically, and academically in the community. We have been richly blessed by our community through volunteerism and financial donations for the past 22 years. Over 1,400 children have attended Cherry Street in those 22 years. Cherry Street is a non profit organization and relies almost entirely upon community donations. We accept donations year round, however, it is this time of year that we focus our efforts on raising money for the operating cost of the upcoming year. We are serving more children than ever before. We currently have 139 children k-8th grades attend after school each day. We have a donor who can match dollar for dollar up to our first $50,000 in donations. When we meet this match, we will be ⅓ of the way to funding an entire year of after school programming. Donations can be mailed to us at PO Box 414 Chanute Ks 66720 or can be made online at Please consider today in investing in our youth by giving to Cherry Street and on behalf of every child served, every volunteer, and every staff member Thank you for your donations, your prayers, and your support.
Many Blessings,

Jennifer Shields, Executive Director
Cherry Street Youth Center, Inc.

MUST RAISE $150,000

We are growing at Cherry Street

We are growing at Cherry Street!  We will be adding a greenhouse and additional classroom space to the west campus.  The new classroom space will double as a FEMA rated tornado safe space for our students and staff.  We must raise $150,000 to make these projects a reality.  October is our month to donate to this building project.  We are accepting donations and annual pledges. Pledges can be spread out over 1, 2, or 3 year periods.  For example a $1000 pledged could be $83 per month over 12 months, $42 per month over 24 months, or $28 per month over 36 months. Every donation, no matter the size helps us reach our goal!  All donations can be mailed to us at PO Box 414 Chanute, Ks or you can donate on line at  We also have a link on our facebook page.