Every Friday, 8pm-11pm
Pulse has become a staple for 8-12 graders to hang out on a Friday night. It started in January 2009 with the vision of building relationships (in a non-threatening environment) with the youth of the community. The goal is: build the relationships to the point of being able to pour into their lives and coach them through the highs and lows of the teenage years. We want to give them an environment to not only talk about their personal lives, but also to give them a platform to engage in meaningful discussion about life’s current social and political issues and how it relates and effects them today. It’s amazing the opinions and thoughts the youth of this generation have when given a voice to speak.
At the end of the day and through all of our efforts our ultimate hope and desire is to create an environment that would lend them the opportunity to tackle through (in an intelligent manner) issues of faith. What is Christianity? Who was Jesus? Is there a heaven? Is there only one way to it? Is there only one faith that’s right? Etc…
This was something that we introduced in the 2014/15 school year and it’s been a hit ever since. Pulse Talks are designed for us to hear from the youth of today. We want to know what they think and feel about issues of faith, social justice and . How are they inputting and processing the faster moving culture in the history of the world?
The Upper Lounge is a space created for the upper class men. 10th through 12th graders get to enjoy a free mini-fridge with goodies; hammocks to relax in; games consoles to play and an overall relaxing environment to destress from the crazy week.
Because Pulse is a drop-in the youth that do attend do have the freedom to check-out when they choose. In order to maintain integrity we use an electronic check-in and check-out system that is monitored throughout the night. As of 3/31/17 we have electronic records of each young persons activity.
We buy and sell soft drinks at Pulse. Arizona’s, Arnold Palmers, Starbucks Frappuccinos etc. are just some of the drinks we offer. Although Pulse itself is entirely free, we do sell these items. Most of them are $1, so coming with a couple of dollars isn’t a horrible idea.