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CI Academy Activities

For more than 24 years, City Impact programs have been making a difference for under-served Lincoln families.

City Impact (CI) Bible Club

Next Session Beginning This Fall

Join our vibrant CI Bible Club and embark your child on an exciting journey of faith, fellowship, and growth!

Through our CI Bible Club, City Impact partners with parents in the discipleship of K– 5th-grade students to teach them to view themselves as God sees them and to help them develop the rhythms and discipline of a lifelong pursuit of Christ.

CI Bible Club features playful activities, prayer, great Christian facilitators, and an interactive game-based curriculum.


City Impact (CI) STEAM Learning Summer Camp

Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 30 – July 13
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us this summer for an unparalleled adventure at our STEAM Learning Summer Camp, where dreams become reality and endless possibilities await!

Immerse your child in a world of creativity, innovation, and exploration at our exhilarating STEAM Learning Summer Camp! Designed to ignite the imaginations of young minds, this extraordinary camp offers an unforgettable experience where science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics converge in an exciting and dynamic way.

From the moment your child steps foot onto our vibrant site, they will be captivated by the contagious energy and enthusiasm that fills the air. Our team of passionate and experienced instructors, who are experts in their respective fields, will guide your child through an array of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects that will challenge their intellect and push the boundaries of their creativity.

And let’s not forget about teamwork and collaboration! Throughout the camp, your child will have numerous opportunities to collaborate with peers, brainstorm ideas, and solve complex challenges together. Building friendships and fostering a spirit of cooperation will be just as important as the technical skills they will acquire.

By the end of the STEAM Summer Youth Camp, your child will emerge as a confident and inspired young individual, armed with a plethora of knowledge, skills, and unforgettable memories.

Join us this summer for an unparalleled adventure at our STEAM Summer Youth Camp, where dreams become reality and endless possibilities await!

Cost: $20 per child/$50 per family
Who: K-5th grade students
Where: City Impact

City Impact (CI) Summer Reading Challenge

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Unlock the power of reading and embark on a thrilling adventure this summer.

In partnership with Lincoln Public Libraries, City Impact will be an additional library location this summer for youth and their families to check out books and complete activities as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.

The theme this summer is “All Together Now,” and participants will be reading stories about kindness and other fun, engaging activities to complete the challenge.

Why participate in the Summer Reading Challenge?

Dive into a world of imagination: The Summer Reading Challenge is carefully curated to offer a diverse range of books, with captivating characters, exciting plots, and thought-provoking themes.

Foster a love for reading: We believe that reading is more than just a pastime—it’s a gateway to knowledge, creativity, and empathy. CI Summer Reading Challenge cultivates a deep appreciation for literature, nurturing minds to become avid readers who embrace the power of words.

Engaging activities and rewards: Reading should be a fun and interactive experience! Alongside our carefully curated book list, we organize exciting activities, and interactive sessions to enhance the reading journey.

Enroll in CI Summer Reading Challenge today, and let’s ignite the spark of reading.

Who: Families (Parent or 18+ must be in attendance with children)
Where: City Impact


City Impact (CI) Summer Book Club

Saturdays, June 24 – August 12 (Eight Weeks Each Semester)
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

We help students learn to read, and to love reading!

At our CI Book Club, we aim to create a vibrant and engaging community where young readers can explore the world of literature through a Christian lens. We believe in the power of stories to inspire, educate, and entertain.

Our club is designed specifically for 6-8th grade students, who are eager to discover and discuss books that align with their faith and values. Through our carefully curated book selections, we strive to foster spiritual growth, encourage critical thinking, and provide a safe space for meaningful conversations.

Here’s what you can expect from our CI Book Club:

  • Thoughtful Book Selections: Our team of dedicated volunteers carefully selects books that not only entertain but also offer valuable lessons and insights rooted in Christian principles. From contemporary fiction to classic literature, each book is chosen to encourage thoughtful exploration of faith-related themes.
  • Engaging Discussions: We believe that books come alive when we discuss them with others. Our book club meetings provide a platform for young readers to share their thoughts, ask questions, and engage in meaningful conversations about the books we read. Through respectful dialogue, we aim to deepen our understanding and enrich our faith.
  • Faith-Based Activities: In addition to discussing books, we organize various faith-based activities to enhance the reading experience. These may include Bible study sessions, character analyses, journaling prompts, or creative projects that allow members to express their thoughts and connect with the themes explored in the books.

Join us on this exciting journey of reading and faith! Whether your child is an avid reader or just starting to explore the world of books, CI Book Club is a welcoming and inclusive community where they can grow spiritually, make new friends, and discover the joy of reading through a Christian lens.

We look forward to having you as part of our book club family!

Who: 6-8th grade students
Where: City Impact

City Impact (CI) Literacy

Next Session Beginning This Fall

Enroll your child in CI Literacy. We help them cultivate a love for reading, enhance their critical thinking, and deepen their faith through engaging literary experiences.

The CI Literacy program measurably increases reading and writing rates in hundreds of Lincoln’s K-8 youth annually. As an extension of the Lincoln Public Schools’ current curriculum, we’ve developed and implemented instructional practices based on Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI).CI literacy aims to provide children with a holistic education integrating faith, literacy skills, character development, and a deeper understanding of Christian values and beliefs. 

Through our CI Literacy Program, CI students will learn a variety of lessons and skills including:

Reading Comprehension: Through reading Christian literature and biblical passages, CI Literacy helps students enhance their reading skills, improve comprehension, and expand their vocabulary.

Cultural Appreciation: By exploring Christian literature from various cultures and time periods, CI students will gain a broader perspective and develop an appreciation for the diverse heritage and traditions within the Christian faith.