ZAP IN: Client Profile - Steamboat Sk8 Church

January 26, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We love to hear from our clients!  We are excited to share our very first Client Profile: Steamboat Sk8 Church, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA.  Michele, the Sk8 Church's admin. guru was excited to share their story.

 

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself

"Steamboat Sk8 Church is a non-profit Christian organization which exists to SEE LIVES CHANGED. Our goal is to provide a safe, sober environment for at-risk and low-income youths in which they may develop life and leadership skills based on biblical principles. We are an indoor skateboarding park that offers an after-school place for youth to skate; play pool, ping pong, and foosball; use computers and video games; or just hang out. In addition to our after-school free drop-in time, our other programs include Middle School and High School “Meal and a Message” nights;leadership development programs; volunteer and internship opportunities; local, Denver, and out-of-state mission trips; young adult bible studies; addiction recovery support and mentoring."

 

 

How do you use ZAP IN?

"We are using the app at this point simply to sign in the kids when they come in to Sk8 Church, whether it’s for drop-in skate time or an evening meeting. Eventually – at year’s end we hope – we will use the reports for statistics on numbers of kids and numbers of different kids attending our programs.

The beauty of this system for us is that the kids use it!!! It was like pulling teethfor the first couple years I was here to get the kids to sign in on our sheet of paper.

The writing, if they did it at all, was usually illegible and information almost always omitted. They figured, “hey, I’ve signed in once, why do I have to do it every time.”

Having the iPad at the front desk, and because most (if not all) of these kids are high-tech, they now automatically head for the iPad. I would say our sign-ins are at least 90% now as opposed to perhaps 50% in the past. Record keeping is so much easierand accurate!"

 

For more info, visit http://www.christforlifeskatechurch.com/

 

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