A lot has been going on at the Kingswood Youth Center this fall. Check out our quarterly newsletter to get caught up on all of the KYC's exciting news!

News from the Director

The Kingswood Youth Center is off to a great start with amazing programs and 120 members to date! Since opening in September, the KYC kids have visited the Lakes Region Humane Society, McKenzie Farm, Albee Beach, The Nick Recreational Park, a variety of hiking trails and more! They have volunteered to work on the Ossipee Concerned Citizens' garden, made bird feeders for the local nursing homes, cleaned up the Cotton Valley Rail Trail, and worked on a project to save the Carroll County Court House. The after school programs offer something for everyone with activities that include: Cooking, arts and crafts, science projects, woodworking, music lessons, games, recreation, nature and wildlife, and more. Having fun, socializing with friends and learning new things is what KYC is all about!

Our new "Teen Council" has been helping the staff design and implement programs, taking leadership roles in so many ways. I personally enjoy watching our diverse group of teens work together on different projects for a common goal!

These are difficult times for teens in New Hampshire right now. KYC strives to be a place of support for all teens that may be facing challenging life circumstances. Our plan is to offer 100 more hours of programs and activities for youth during the "out of school" hours this year. Our doors will be open evenings, weekends, and holidays to offer the safe and supervised place that youth and their families have come to rely on.

We are always looking for volunteers and donations to help us carry out our mission. Please contact the Center at 569-5949 if you wish to help make a difference in a teen's life.
Pam Sweeney
Barbara Lobdell

Vice President 
Matt Lawlor 

Gregory Eldridge  
Peter Hess

At Large 
Lynn Hinchee
Gina Jewell  
Martha Krause 
Megan Marbury
Andy Shagoury 
Kevin Van Brunt 

Executive Director 
Pam Sweeney

Teen Director 
Mara Michno 

Program Director 
Zachary Porter 

During Red Ribbon Week, we proposed a challenge to our Teen Council members. They were asked to create a giant "red ribbon" that we could display at the Center, and to get their peers to identify, "What Motivates Me to be Drug Free." Each KYC member wrote what motivates them to live a healthy, substance-free lifestyle, and our teen council attached all of the responses to the red ribbon, which is on display at the Center. On the Wednesday of Red Ribbon Week, staff at the KYC led a conversation with members about why we recognize and celebrate this week, and we concluded with an ice cream social. All of the members sat together, eating ice cream, talking, laughing, and enjoying each other's company in a substance-free setting.

Staff from White Horse Addiction Center answer questions about substance abuse


Meet Our 2016/2017 Teen Council!

Sam Thurston- 9th grade- Center Manager
Tyler Kenny- 11th grade- Center Manager
Lyrix Lee- 12th grade- Kitchen Manager
Victoria Jennetty- 9th grade- Kitchen Manager
Jazzy Devoux - 12th grade- Thrift Store Manager
Bradley Peluso- 9th grade-  Thrift Store Manager
Bryce Bourque- 9th grade- Member Relations Manager
Peter Lemay- 9th grade- Member Relations Manager


A big thank you to David Richard of D.F. Richard Energy for his financial contribution to the KYC's Leadership Program!

The KYC thanks the following businesses for their assistance and contributions to the Center

Teaming Up To Make Bird Feeders

The KYC teamed up with Wolfeboro Arts Council and Carroll County 4H students to create bird feeders! 4H students of Carroll County built 15 bird feeders and delivered them to the KYC. Teens then primed, painted, and delivered the feeders to residents of Sugar Hill Retirement Community, Mountain View Nursing Home,
and Genesis Wolfeboro Bay Center. It was a fun project and we are so grateful to have been involved in such a valuable experience!

Working hard to prime the bird feeders

Each bird feeder needed at least two coats of paint

KYC members deliver hand painted bird feeders to Mountain View Retirement Home
The Life Skills Program at the KYC
What we have been working on this fall...

Identifying support systems in our lives

Cooking and Baking with Megan and Zachary

Applying for jobs and special opportunities

Team building with Mara

Gardening with Shelly at the Wolfeboro Community Garden

Working through challenging situations

Exploring likes, interests, and strengths

"Letter To Your Future Self" with Jeremy 

Beyond The After School

The KYC has committed to offering 100 extra hours this year, through programs that are not held during our regular after school hours. These programs have included dinner and a movie, various hikes in the Lakes Region, swimming in local lakes, beach days, a Halloween party, and a KYC field day. These programs have been incredibly successful and are getting a real following! Look in our photo gallery below for some great pictures!
KYC   Photo   Gallery
Our final beach day in September.

Hanging in the backyard of the KYC

KYC members showing off the boards they broke at the end of a self-defense class

Members hiked Green Mountain during our Beyond The Afterschool program

KYC members take a break while hiking Green Mountain

The KYC Teen Council hosted a haunted trail for Halloween

Pumpkin carving during the Beyond The After School Halloween party

A trip to McKenzie's Farm during the Beyond The After School program
There are many ways to get involved in with the KYC

~ Volunteer weekly for our after-school program
~ Volunteer to teach a skill or lead an activity to our members
~ Donate clothing for 12-18 year olds
~ Donate homemade food, gift cards, art supplies
~ Sponsor us monetarily
~ Help with grounds-keeping 

The KYC is a 501(c) non-profit organization. Therefore, your donation is tax deductible.
  Kingswood Youth Center | 603-569-5949 | kyc@metrocast.net 
565 Center St. Wolfeboro, NH. 03894 | PO BOX 697 Wolfeboro Falls, NH. 03896