It is 2:40pm and traffic comes to a slow stop on Center Street in Wolfeboro. There is a clamor of excitement as smiling faces pour off the school bus. They are the faces of the Kingswood Youth Center (KYC)!
Who are the faces of the KYC?
They are our high school and middle school students: the young men and woman who are the future leaders of our community. They're remarkably talented and have so much potential to be uncovered and nurtured.
The KYC's caring and qualified staff and volunteers offer more than 500 hours of enriching programs each year. All programs are free and include a hot meal! Programs focus on practical life-skills, substance misuse prevention, leadership, community engagement, outdoor recreation, mentoring and academic support.
More than half of the students that attend the after school program reside at, or below, the poverty line. With guidance, many will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. Some have faced challenges that most can hardly fathom. They all face the familiar challenge of growing up and navigating the transitions of adolescence. They all want to succeed, reach their goals and live meaningful lives.
They all need and deserve the support of our entire community as they grow, learn, and transition towards adulthood!
Plans and startup funding are in place to expand the KYC programs to include in school one-to-one mentoring services during the 2018-2019 school year. This expansion will allow the KYC to impart a more individualized impact upon teens in particular need of nurturing and support.
There are many ways a donation can help the KYC continue meeting the growing needs of our community's youth population. Our mission depends on your support. The KYC is a 501(c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
The KYC Board of Directors, Staff and Youth Members