Kingswood Youth Center
Fall 2014
Letter from the Director
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KYC Address:
565 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Mailing Address:
PO Box 697
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896


Pam Sweeney,
Executive Director

Cathy Cunningham,
Operations Manager

   Happy fall!  It's such a beautiful time of year here in New England and the big red barn that houses the Kingswood Youth Center fits in nicely with all the colors that surround it.  Halloween is approaching and the facility is fully garbed with decorations; some made by the members of years past.   On September 15, the Center re-opened with a full house of new and returning students from the high school and middle school.  A hot meal and lots of new activities greeted their arrival.  I feel fortunate to be re-joining this organization that has helped so many youth in many ways.  I am excited about our new "team" that includes:  Cathy Cunningham, Operations Manager; Zach Porter, Kitchen Facilitator; Beth Meyer, Program Facilitator; and Jeannie Clark, VISTA Volunteer. 

   The staff has created some new and exciting programs to address the needs of our students, all within a very limited budget.  We have great mix of volunteers this year that participate in our daily programs, as well.  We could always use more!  There are many ways you can help our organization - participating with our daily activities, assisting with the many fundraising tasks, helping with building and grounds maintenance or by donating funds to operations.  It is so important to help these youth that are facing many life challenges.  It is a rewarding venture to impact even one young person's life as they transition into adulthood.


Pam Sweeney, Executive Director

KYC Wish List
We are currently looking for donations of the following items:
Microwave Oven

Laptop Computer Funds

Funds for Posters

Nerf (soft) Footballs

Comfy Arm Chairs 

Colorful Duct Tape for Art Projects

AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables during the school year

Thank you!

New Americorps VISTA!


    As some of you may already know, the Kingswood Youth Center has a new addition to the staff in the form of an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America). Jeannie Clark, originally from Henniker, NH, began working at the KYC in September. She is working for both the Kingswood Youth Center and the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project. The goal is to help both youth organizations collaborate throughout the year.

     Americorps is a national program that engages more than 75,000 Americans each year to do extensive service with nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The job of a VISTA is to build the capacity of the organization they serve, conducting tasks such as fundraising, grant writing, and research.

     Jeannie joins the staff of KYC after several cross country road trips exploring the Pacific Northwest and a year of living in Central Oregon.  She graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2011 with a degree in environmental science, which combined her love of the outdoors with her passion for justice. Following a study abroad experience in East Africa her senior year, Jeannie developed an interest in the nonprofit sector.  She traveled the western states as an educational representative for Invisible Children, Inc. which works to bring a permanent end to the child soldier conflict in Central Africa. Jeannie also has experience with gardening and permaculture design, free-lance writing and editing, and customer service.

     After several years of travel and new experiences, Jeannie has happily returned to her roots in the Northeast and is excited to serve the community of New Hampshire through the Kingswood Youth Center and Appalachian Mountain Teen Project.

Questions for Jeannie? Send her an email at


KYC Photo Journal
Fall Happenings
Our teens had a great time on their recent field trip to Camp Sentinel. They had the opportunity to use the camp's giant swing. Thank you Kevin and staff for a fun afternoon!

Camp Sentinel staffers instructed our members on safety before allowing them to swing through the trees.

Students are free to work on arts and crafts projects anytime. 

Two members took the initiative to organize and implement art projects in October.

Playing basketball is always a favorite activity at the Center and enables kids to work off some of their excess energy after school.

Our tie-dye days are always a big hit. We are always looking for donations of art, craft and activity supplies. Please call the Center if you can assist with a small donation!

Friends from distant towns get to catch up on their busy lives while playing video games.

Our new game corner keep the kids entertained on rainy days.
Prepping for Halloween!
One of our teens shows off his gardening success.

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