Youth center – Jukuz http://jukuz.net/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 02:06:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://jukuz.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/jukuz-150x150.png Youth center – Jukuz http://jukuz.net/ 32 32 Skills Center builds new youth center in Tampa https://jukuz.net/skills-center-builds-new-youth-center-in-tampa/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:30:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/skills-center-builds-new-youth-center-in-tampa/ TAMPA, Fla – The Tampa Pioneers celebrated a great victory in youth development on Tuesday and did so with the blessing of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. What would you like to know The Skills Center is developing a $ 13 million youth center at 5107 N 22sd Tampa Street. A number of groups donated to […]]]>

TAMPA, Fla – The Tampa Pioneers celebrated a great victory in youth development on Tuesday and did so with the blessing of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.


What would you like to know

  • The Skills Center is developing a $ 13 million youth center at 5107 N 22sd Tampa Street.
  • A number of groups donated to the project, including the Toronto Raptors basketball team.
  • The new facility will allow them to serve at least 3,500 children per year.

The Skills Center is moving forward with a state-of-the-art $ 13 million youth center in Hillsborough County.

Several local organizations put money into the pot to make this happen. Skills center vice-president and former professional athlete Chris Ward showed me a check for $ 350,000 from the Toronto Raptors basketball team.

“Right now, we are at the launch of the Skills Center. This will be the new facility, ”Ward said. “We have been helping these children through school programs for over 20 years. “

The Skills Center offers dozens of programs for young people that target reading, writing, technology and sports. The new facility will allow them to serve at least 3,500 children per year.

City leaders like Mayor Jane Castor and several other supporters attended the event to congratulate Ward and his team for their work.

“We even have the kids from the youth program that we started in 2000 here, which is amazing,” Ward said. They are almost 40 years old now, but for us their still children we made an impact on their lives and now we are impacting their children which is a blessing.

Several people took the microphone to share their appreciation of the program or to provide insight into what it took to make all of this happen.

Program chair Celeste Roberts said the overall goal of the Skills Center is to close the gap between success and failure for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“Thank you all for being here,” said Roberts. “My heart is overflowing, I am so grateful; it is my passion and my goal. I believe that’s why God put me on earth.

Roberts and his team have rented buildings and rooms to implement their program, but now, years later, they have their own building.

“We’ve never been the type to receive, we’re givers,” Ward said. “Just seeing a child or an adult come out and have opportunities and be impacted by something that we have helped them with is motivation.”

The new Competence Center is located at 5107 N 22sd Tampa Street. The doors will open to the community in the fall of 2022.

Click here to learn more about the program and how you can help.

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Christmas wreaths for an offer to help the LGBTQ youth center in Tanager Place https://jukuz.net/christmas-wreaths-for-an-offer-to-help-the-lgbtq-youth-center-in-tanager-place/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:32:53 +0000 https://jukuz.net/christmas-wreaths-for-an-offer-to-help-the-lgbtq-youth-center-in-tanager-place/ Online auction ends December 7 for wreaths decorated by community members, businesses and students Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center Director Lori Ampey holds a wreath which will be auctioned online for the benefit of the Center. (Grace King / The Gazette) The Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center is auctioning 50 wreaths, donated and decorated by […]]]>

Online auction ends December 7 for wreaths decorated by community members, businesses and students

Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center Director Lori Ampey holds a wreath which will be auctioned online for the benefit of the Center. (Grace King / The Gazette)

The Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center is auctioning 50 wreaths, donated and decorated by members of the community, to benefit the centre’s students. Auction closes December 7 (Grace King / The Gazette)

Silas Thomson, 9, holds a wreath he helped decorate in honor of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group at Tanager Place. The wreaths are auctioned for the Tanger Place LGBTQ Youth Center. Auction closes December 7 (Grace King / The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS – Center for LGBTQ youth Tangier Place is auctioning Christmas wreaths created by students and business owners in the community to benefit the center.

The wreaths created for the fundraiser – called “It’s the Season of Love” – can be viewed and posted online at tanagerplace.org/prevention/lgbtq-center. Auctions end at 7 p.m. on December 7.

Winning bidders will be contacted to arrange pickup or delivery of the wreath. Each wreath is accompanied by a note indicating who made it and the meaning behind it.

The wreaths are varied in their decorations. A wreath is more classic – decorated with blue and gold flowers and sparkling lights that run on a battery. Another was painted brown and decorated with antlers and a red nose to resemble a reindeer. Yet another is decked out in patriotic red, white and blue.

“It’s not about who has the best crown, it’s about the love that went into decorating the crowns,” said Lori Ampey, director of the LGBTQ Youth Center.

Center member Blaze Schmidt, 19, decorated a wreath to represent LGBTQ pride. Schmidt has been coming to the center since they – Schmidt’s favorite pronoun – were in their second year in high school. They felt like it was a place where they could be themselves.

Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to recognize the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their continued struggle against discrimination. It is celebrated in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in 1969 in New York City.

Decorating the wreaths has been a way to prolong the pride of the holidays, said Schmidt, a time when many LGBTQ people struggle not to be accepted by their peers or family.

The wreaths donated and decorated by the community are a symbol of the outpouring of love and acceptance of LGBTQ youth here at Cedar Rapids, Schmidt said.

Students from the Tanager Place Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group decorated a wreath by sticking puzzle pieces on it, which is recognized as a symbol of autism awareness.

Silas Thomson, 9, a member of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group, painted some of the puzzle pieces blue before gluing them to the crown.

“It looks very good,” he said.

Ampey hopes the fundraiser will bring in around $ 3,000.

Fifty undecorated wreaths were purchased and donated by Cedar Rapids Toyota. CR Pride Fest donated money for the materials to decorate the wreaths.

The LGBTQ Youth Center is a safe and confidential place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies. The center was launched in 2018 to be a place where young people and families could find support and be themselves.

The center meets weekly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, every other Friday and every second Sunday afternoon at the Tanger Place Estle center, 1030 Fifth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

The center offers several support groups, including a transgender support group and a parent support group. He teaches skills such as cooking, financial literacy, and social skills.

For questions or more information about the LGBTQ Youth Center, contact Lori Ampey at lampey@tanagerplace.org or by phone at (319) 777-8068.

Comments: (319) 398-8411; grace.king@thegazette.com

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Glens Falls Area Youth Center – Give Back Program | Give back https://jukuz.net/glens-falls-area-youth-center-give-back-program-give-back/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:56:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/glens-falls-area-youth-center-give-back-program-give-back/ The Glens Falls Area Youth Center is a non-profit organization that serves disadvantaged youth (grades 5 to 12) in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties through a wide variety of educational, recreational and learning programs. of life, including after school snacks and one dinner each. day— completely free. Our doors opened in 1968. Since that time, […]]]>

The Glens Falls Area Youth Center is a non-profit organization that serves disadvantaged youth (grades 5 to 12) in Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties through a wide variety of educational, recreational and learning programs. of life, including after school snacks and one dinner each. day— completely free.

Our doors opened in 1968. Since that time, we have successfully served over 100,000 children; we have served more than 750,000 meals and supervised more than 31,000 students,

The children who are members of the center are a diverse mix of cultures, races, ethnicities, belief systems and personalities. They are also at risk; many of them are ostracized, intimidated and shouldn’t accomplish much. The majority of our members come from low income families; 90 percent fall below the poverty line.

At the Youth Center, they are welcomed, sought after and, above all, loved. Everyone deserves to feel this.

Our health and wellness program, which helps children become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally, merges a mix of recreation, life skills and awareness. Many of our members deal with issues that may prevent them from thriving, such as anxiety, depression, struggles with anger management, and food insecurity. Through the health and wellness program, we help children learn to manage their emotions using appropriate coping skills, ensure food security, focus on self-care (including setting up ‘goals, healthy habits, exercise and personal hygiene), to unleash their imaginations through art and instill the importance of empathy and compassion.

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Our Future-Oriented Mind, Body and Spirit education program helps children grow and flourish physically, mentally and emotionally. It is based on the philosophy of Springfield College, Alma affair of our beloved former executive director Matt Congdon, where the goal is to educate the whole person. At the Youth Center, we believe that education is the key to future success. Many of our members are the first in their families to graduate from high school or attend university. We have always provided tutoring every day as well as support for those starting the university application process. We are always working hard to make our educational program stronger and more attractive to our members.

We want to bridge the gap between ambition and opportunity to break the generational cycle of poverty.

Children are an essential part of the future of our community. Someday these young men and women might work at Glens Falls Hospital, helping you when you are most vulnerable; stimulate economic development by creating their own businesses; or educate the next generation as a teacher. It is of the utmost importance that we invest in it, because when our children thrive, so will our community.

The youth center offers young people the faith that there are people who believe in them and their dreams, hope for a better future and, above all, the love that most of them never received. I am optimistic that you will feel the same.

If you would like to donate to help our cause, please visit our website: gfyouthcenter.org

You can also send a check to:

Glens Falls Area Youth Center

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CRDAMC Flu Vaccination Event at the Comanche Youth Center – Fort Hood Press Center https://jukuz.net/crdamc-flu-vaccination-event-at-the-comanche-youth-center-fort-hood-press-center/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 14:57:43 +0000 https://jukuz.net/crdamc-flu-vaccination-event-at-the-comanche-youth-center-fort-hood-press-center/ FORT HOOD, Texas – The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center public health nursing team will offer influenza vaccine to all eligible Tricare beneficiaries ages 3 and older at Comanche Youth Center from 9 a.m. to noon on the 4th December. Due to pediatric dosing guidelines, children under 36 months of age should see their […]]]>

FORT HOOD, Texas – The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center public health nursing team will offer influenza vaccine to all eligible Tricare beneficiaries ages 3 and older at Comanche Youth Center from 9 a.m. to noon on the 4th December.

Due to pediatric dosing guidelines, children under 36 months of age should see their primary care manager for influenza vaccine.

The location of the youth centers is building 52021, boulevard Destroyer de chars, behind the Comanche Express service station.

Beneficiaries must bring a valid ID card from the Ministry of Defense.

The seasonal flu shot is recommended annually for anyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions. People at high risk for complications from the flu include infants, young children, pregnant women, adults 65 years of age and older, residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities, and those who have underlying health problems.

Eligible Tricare beneficiaries can get the flu shot at an approved TRICARE pharmacy or network emergency care clinic. Recipients are encouraged to check the policies and procedures of their preferred pharmacy before obtaining the vaccine. Some pharmacies require a prescription for children under 7 and may not provide flu shots for children under 4. In such cases, parents can get a prescription from their primary care manager, visit a TRICARE network emergency care clinic, walk to the CRDAMC pediatric clinic, or attend any community or pediatric event. flu shot.

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Jefferson: minors escape from Bridge City youth center https://jukuz.net/jefferson-minors-escape-from-bridge-city-youth-center/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 23:35:16 +0000 https://jukuz.net/jefferson-minors-escape-from-bridge-city-youth-center/ At 3 p.m., the escapees were still at large but OJJ cannot disclose any information on the juveniles. BRIDGE CITY, Louisiana – The Louisiana Juvenile Justice Bureau is searching for 3 teenagers who escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth early Sunday morning. According to a press release sent to WWLTV, the teens escaped […]]]>

At 3 p.m., the escapees were still at large but OJJ cannot disclose any information on the juveniles.

BRIDGE CITY, Louisiana – The Louisiana Juvenile Justice Bureau is searching for 3 teenagers who escaped from the Bridge City Center for Youth early Sunday morning.

According to a press release sent to WWLTV, the teens escaped from River Road around 2 a.m. Shortly thereafter, the Juvenile Justice Bureau stopped all movement in the facility and alerted Louisiana State Police and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The escaped juveniles are listed as:

  • 16 years of the parish of Pointe Coupee
  • 14 years of Saint-Bernard parish
  • 18 years of the parish of Orléans

Officials said the escapees had been registered in the National Crime Information Center’s database and that a command center had been set up there to collect, track and disseminate information on the young people.

There were no injuries during the escape and the campus is secure for the time being.

At 3 p.m., the escapees were still at large but due to the private nature of the minors, the Juvenile Justice Bureau cannot release their information.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these three youths should contact local law enforcement or the command center at 504-436-4253 or 225-328-8402.

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information available. Stay with WWLTV.com for the latest news.

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Literacy Program Seeks Volunteer Tutors for Illinois Youth Center https://jukuz.net/literacy-program-seeks-volunteer-tutors-for-illinois-youth-center/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:40:23 +0000 https://jukuz.net/literacy-program-seeks-volunteer-tutors-for-illinois-youth-center/ Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is looking for compassionate, flexible, non-judgmental men and women to become volunteer guardians for incarcerated youth at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. The tutoring program, called Jump Start, offers an information session on Thursday, December 2 from 9 am to 11 am at Kava Diem, 1 Illinois St. in […]]]>

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois is looking for compassionate, flexible, non-judgmental men and women to become volunteer guardians for incarcerated youth at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles.

The tutoring program, called Jump Start, offers an information session on Thursday, December 2 from 9 am to 11 am at Kava Diem, 1 Illinois St. in St. Charles. You don’t have to be there all the time. Reservations are requested.

Teaching experience is not required, as 12 hours of tutor training is provided free of charge to volunteers. Most tutors volunteer between one and two hours per week and the tutoring is one-on-one in a safe and supervised environment.

Becoming a volunteer tutor can be a lengthy process as a thorough background check is required, but program volunteers find the work very rewarding.

“Young people who have the benefit of working with a tutor are more likely to earn a high school diploma or GED and are less likely to re-enter the system,” says Dorothy Miaso, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Illinois.

Located on Route 38 west of Saint-Charles, the Youth Center welcomes approximately 35 young men involved in the juvenile justice system.

While ages range from 13 to 20, most are between 16 and 17. The educational abilities of young people vary widely, with some young people struggling to acquire basic reading and math skills, and others with a view to obtaining diplomas or GEDs.

For more information or to book, contact Melissa Auer at mauer@lvillinois.or by dialing (312) 857-1582.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Illinois State Library, a division of the Secretary of State’s office, using funds earmarked for literacy.

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Aspen Youth Center to Launch Mental Health Series | New https://jukuz.net/aspen-youth-center-to-launch-mental-health-series-new/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/aspen-youth-center-to-launch-mental-health-series-new/ As the town of Aspen works to highlight mental health resources and training in the Roaring Fork Valley, several local youth-focused organizations continue to provide resources to children in need of support. City officials have said at recent council meetings that Aspen is fortunate to have a multitude of resources and activities available in town […]]]>

As the town of Aspen works to highlight mental health resources and training in the Roaring Fork Valley, several local youth-focused organizations continue to provide resources to children in need of support.

City officials have said at recent council meetings that Aspen is fortunate to have a multitude of resources and activities available in town for young people. One of these resources is the Aspen Youth Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe and supportive place where young people can connect, learn and grow during their extra-curricular hours. The youth center offers services such as art and cooking classes, outdoor activities and free access to recreational facilities for children thanks to donations from the community.

Although the center is located at the Aspen Recreation Center, it is not a city or school run program. However, the youth center supports young people on a daily basis and has partnered with various local organizations and individuals to offer even more services as the New Year approaches.

“We are often ignored because a lot of people think we are part of the city, but we are not. A lot of people think we are babysitters, and yes, we take care of the children, but we are not, ”said Executive Director Michaela Idhammar. “But that being said, I think there is so much cool stuff that isn’t as important, not just at the youth center.”

In collaboration with junior Andie Sherman of Aspen High School, the youth center is hosting a weekly peer-to-peer discussion as part of the Brain Power Project, a program created and led by Sherman with the help of a team of psychologists and of doctors at Denver Children’s Hospital. The program teaches teens how to have what Sherman calls the six most important conversations teens can have with their friends, family, themselves, and everyone around them.

“It’s about being open and learning more about yourself and not letting the discomfort keep you from expressing yourself,” Sherman said. “What really turns me on is that I’ve gotten to the point where I feel very comfortable talking about my mental health. There should never be a stigma around mental health. I hope that through my experience and this program, it can help to destigmatize it for a person. “

The six conversations focus on topics such as how to let someone know when you are not feeling well, how to stand up for their rights and say ‘no’, and how to apologize. Sherman and his friends are in the process of videotaping all six discussions so that they are easily accessible to anyone anywhere on a website, which Sherman hopes to launch next spring so that classrooms, families and individuals across Colorado can use them.

“These are best practice tips,” Sherman said. “They are vetted and come from real doctors who know what they are saying. It’s not just me who invented it.

Idhammar said she is incredibly proud of Sherman and the project, but the resources don’t end there. The youth center is also a partner of the Aspen Learning Center and provides space, computers and fundraising assistance for academic tutoring. The learning center has four tutors – plus a California-based SAT tutor – who provide academic support to students of all ages and meet individual and family needs. The learning center also offers help with organizational and planning skills, social and emotional skills, impulse control and information processing skills.

“I think of it as a tree,” said co-founder and tutor Julie Friedman. “If the roots aren’t growing properly, these are the areas we need to target first before the branches can grow, before the kids can be successful in their studies. “

The Learning Center accepts donations on its website that go directly to providing financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to afford private tuition. Anyone in need of financial assistance can visit aspen-learningcenter.com to find contact details. The learning center and the youth center together determine the assistance that families can claim.

Friedman said the partnership has been mutually beneficial since it began just under a year ago.

“If they see a child in need, they can refer him to us,” she said. “All of us guardians have all been in the world of public education, and it is so important for all of us to be able to provide services to all children. “

The youth center also collaborates with Shakes strong to launch a series of workshops for teens called “Mood and Food”. The workshops will educate children and their parents on how what we eat affects the way we feel. The sessions will be led by local nutritionist Shari Houvard, who will talk to the children as they prepare meals and cook food that the students can then take home.

“They will be talking about fad diets that destroy myths, how food affects our feel, food and then exercise,” Idhammar said. “This stuff affects us. Doing it or not, doing it right or wrong, or doing too much affects us.

The workshops will be open to children aged 13-18 and registration is open by visiting the youth center or texting 805-705-6600. The first workshop will take place on January 12, the second on January 26 and the third on February 10. For the fourth and final workshop, parents are encouraged to attend (with their child) on February 24. .

Aspen Strong Executive Director Angilina Taylor added that Aspen Strong is implementing more workshops to support youth mental well-being throughout the year and will partner with Aspen Youth Center on future offers. Details will be announced later.

In the coming weeks, the youth center will also publish more information on a series of mental health first aid courses for adults, adolescents and young children. Classes will be delivered in conjunction with MindSprings Health and Pitkin County. Idhammar said anyone interested in participating should stay tuned for more details.

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Bath Youth Center launches fundraiser to help growing number of students in need https://jukuz.net/bath-youth-center-launches-fundraiser-to-help-growing-number-of-students-in-need/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 18:57:54 +0000 https://jukuz.net/bath-youth-center-launches-fundraiser-to-help-growing-number-of-students-in-need/ The Midcoast Youth Center in Bath has launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of $ 50,000, which it hopes to reach in order to help local students as the center has seen the need for its services increase during the COVID pandemic. -19. Bath Middle School 8th grader Emily Bradford cuts vegetables as part […]]]>

The Midcoast Youth Center in Bath has launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of $ 50,000, which it hopes to reach in order to help local students as the center has seen the need for its services increase during the COVID pandemic. -19.

Bath Middle School 8th grader Emily Bradford cuts vegetables as part of a cooking and nutrition class at Midcoast Youth Center. Courtesy / Jamie Dorr

The centre’s “25 to 50” campaign began when an anonymous donor pledged to match all donations the youth center will receive up to $ 25,000 by the end of the year. According to Midcoast Youth Center founder Jamie Dorr, all money raised will be used to support the youth center’s offerings at a time when the centre’s need for services has increased, especially for local homeless youth.

“The pandemic continues to present many challenges for families and young people,” Dorr said. “What we are seeing now is that the needs have increased and we need additional staff who can help provide case management and support to ensure that everyone gets what they need when they need them. “

The center, based in the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark, welcomes local students aged 10 to 24 and offers a host of free resources, such as after-school programs, adult mentors, homework clubs and lessons. art, snacks and hot meals. , as well as school clothes and supplies if necessary. The youth center also connects students in need with any resources outside the center that students may need, such as health care, mental health support or addiction treatment.

In 2020, Dorr said the center was serving 550 local students.

As the center continued to help local students get through the pandemic, Dorr said the number of the center, especially homeless youth, had declined. She said this is likely due to the fact that the students were not at school, which made it difficult for school staff to identify who needed help.

“We think a lot of people have gone without the support they might have needed,” Dorr said. “Now that everyone is back to school full time, it’s only November and we’re already at the same level as what we would see in a full school year. We expect that by January or February our numbers will exceed what we have seen in recent years. “

Since the start of the school year, the youth center has identified 24 homeless high school students, Dorr said. At the end of the school year, she estimated the number would drop to between 50 and 100 students, a record for the center, but Dorr said she knew that was not all.

Dorr said she was aware of 193 homeless students in Sagadahoc County between 2017-2019.

According to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, there were approximately 2,552 homeless public school students in Maine during the 2018-19 school year. Among them, it is estimated that 428 homeless youth in Maine are unaccompanied. The board also estimated that there were 139 other homeless young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 in Maine during the 2018-19 school year.

“People might not realize the magnitude of the needs that exist in our community unless they are on the front lines,” Dorr said. “Years ago, I had no idea how many kids faced a lot of adversity. Now that I see it, I know how important it is and how we can come together to help these young people and show them how much they mean to this community.

When the center helps homeless students, it could range from buying new clothes and personal hygiene products for the student, taking them to medical appointments, or having their hair cut.

“Sometimes we see kids who don’t go to school because they don’t have a place to shower or don’t have clean clothes,” said Donna Verhoeven, Outreach Coordinator. young people for the Merrymeeting Homeless Youth Project. “We make sure these barriers are removed so they can feel confident going through those doors. If we can level the playing field so that a student can connect and move forward, that gives them hope. As they acquire these material elements and personal connections, it helps them feel comfortable enough to connect with more opportunities and even open up more to additional support.

Donations can be made by texting MYCATTERS at 41444, sending a check to Midcoast Youth Center, or visiting midcoastyouth.org.

If a member of the community prefers to donate items, Dorr said the center accepts gift cards at stores like Target, Walmart and Walgreens, which are used to purchase clothing, personal hygiene items, and meet customer needs. other basic needs that students may have.


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Bozeman Youth Center and Café Welcomes Over 200 Students Daily | Regional https://jukuz.net/bozeman-youth-center-and-cafe-welcomes-over-200-students-daily-regional/ Mon, 15 Nov 2021 15:06:00 +0000 https://jukuz.net/bozeman-youth-center-and-cafe-welcomes-over-200-students-daily-regional/ Noah Schmick Wake Up Montana BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Rock Youth Center has gradually seen more and more students coming for their breakfast, lunch and tutoring services in front of Bozeman High School. The Rock’s deputy principal Sarah Morr said they strive to be a safe third space away from school and home for kids […]]]>




BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Rock Youth Center has gradually seen more and more students coming for their breakfast, lunch and tutoring services in front of Bozeman High School.

The Rock’s deputy principal Sarah Morr said they strive to be a safe third space away from school and home for kids to grab a bite to eat or just hang out before, after or in between lessons.

The current facility, right across from Bozeman High School, is where they chat with students over coffee and coffee lunch and said this semester they have over 30 volunteers. regulars helping over 200 students daily.

The Rock has set up a Go Fund Me for the community to support them with their operating expenses for the spring semester of 2022.

Morr said their costs are kept under control and always low thanks to their team of volunteers, but running costs are still required to run the organization.

The Rock seeks to continue to provide students with affordable coffee and lunch options through community support as they have been able to keep the cost of lunch low enough to encourage students to come and engage with each other. with others and with volunteers on a daily basis. based.

Ways to help and more information about The Rock Youth Center can be found here.

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