Kingswood Youth Center
Nov. 2015
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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

Mara Lamb Michno,
Teen Director

Zach Porter,
Program Director

Jeannie Clark,
Americorps VISTA
565 Center Street
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894
Since opening our doors on Monday September 14 th for the after-school program this year, the Kingswood Youth Center has had a wonderful fall season!

Programming has been full of our usual favorite activities, such as cooking, arts and crafts, field trips to the Humane Society, and spending time outside on the Cotton Valley Trail and recreational equipment in front of the KYC facility. We've also been enjoying the Life Skills Program picking up where we left off last spring, which has helped many of our teen members build resumes, practice interview skills, explore future plan ideas, and even get jobs in town for the summer!

One of our newest initiatives with programming this year has been to encourage our teen members to lead activities more often- whether it's a game, craft, project, or even field trips. This has had an obvious impact on morale and team building for our teen members, and we are proud to see them practice their ideas and leadership skills!

We also held an Open House at the end of September, and hope to continue holding them every so often to help increase our presence in the community. We want to be sure that parents and community members are familiar with the KYC and how their teens could participate. Having Open Houses allows us to invite people to see the facility, meet our staff and volunteers, and learn more about our philosophy and what we do. Stay tuned for more info regarding our next one!

In other news, we are continuing to co-host Teen Nights with Appalachian Mountain Teen Project! We held our first one in October, and are gearing up for our next one on Friday November 20 th.

This has been a great collaborative project for us, and we are pleased to be servicing more teens and opening our doors to local youth more often. Our October Teen Night was all about Halloween: carving pumpkins, wearing costumes, and playing games. For November, we will be having a Thanksgiving-themed dinner and a movie night featuring the new Jurassic World movie. We can't wait to see you there!

Last but not least, we want to congratulate Zachary Porter on his NEW position with the KYC as our Program Director! Zachary has been with KYC since 2011 as our Kitchen Facilitator, and we couldn't be happier to have him as part of our program team. 

Cheers to a wonderful fall season and positive growth for our teens!

The Staff at KYC


~ Peer Highlights ~

Ame "Lyrix" Flanders
KYC Teen Member, Junior at Kingswood Regional High School, and Artist

The KYC would like to honor one of our teen members, Ame Flanders, who has been coming to the after-school program since she was in 7th grade. Ame, or "Lyrix" as she prefers, is a terrific steward of KYC. She is a team player, creative artist, and a positive role model for her peers. We are lucky to have her! *Note: she is the one wearing the hat in the pictures above.

What do you like about KYC?
"There are a lot of different things I like. I like that there are a lot of different things that go on each day. It's a good way to get out into the world. And I love meeting new people here, because it means new friends for me and everyone else."

What is your favorite season?

"Fall, because Halloween is my favorite holiday."

 If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?


If you could turn into an animal, what would you choose?

"A unicorn-dinosaur."

What's that?

"A dinosaur with a unicorn horn, duh! They can also be fuzzy."

Favorite music?

"Bring me the Horizon, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Slip Knot, and Disturbed."

What is something you are looking forward to?

"I want to go to college for arts and music." 



Andy Shagoury

Tuftonboro Police Chief

KYC Board President

Awarded Citizen of the Year!

Andy Shagoury, our newly appointed KYC Board President, was recently recognized with the Citizen of the Year award by the Tuftonboro Grange on October 9th. 


Thank you for your service to the community and to the Kingswood Youth Center Andy!




We'll miss you Mara!

Wishing our Teen Director a happy maternity leave- we'll miss you and can't wait to have you back in February!

We have two new board members!

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the KYC Board: Peter Hess, Dean of Studies at Brewster Academy, and Barbara Lobdell, retired Superintendent of Schools.

We are excited to have your guidance and support for our organization!

Don't forget our next Teen Night!

Friday November 20th
6-8:30 pm
Kingswood Youth Center
565 Center Street, Wolfeboro 

KYC Photo Journal

A few highlights from our fall programming...


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