Kingswood Youth Center

Mar. 2016
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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
The Kingswood Youth Center is welcoming the coming of spring with enthusiasm and excitement! With the thawing ground has come much outdoor fun here at the Center. Our outdoor equipment is being utilized daily; bicycles, lacrosse sticks, basketball hoops, and  playground equipment allows the kids more time outside enjoying recreation in the ever-increasing light.
The Youth Center has been booming, servicing up to twenty-five members daily. We have a great following with 7 th and 8 th  graders.  Many new friendships are forming and we are seeing advocacy and ownership blossoming in our members.  The Center has been focusing on teen leadership; A Teen Council has formed, there are "member led activities" weekly, and members are working on holding themselves and others accountable for following rules and being respectful to staff, each other, and the building.
On that note, an official "Peer Leadership Program," will be starting at the youth center, focusing on teaching leadership skills through a variety of activities. Hiking and other challenging outdoor activities are a great way to teach leadership skills to youth. Learning to be a strong leader has been known to boost self-esteem, confidence, and success rates in teens.  Here at the Kingswood Youth Center we are constantly striving to teach our teens life skills and how to be successful in the adult world, and we are excited to utilize the Peer Leadership Program to fulfill this.
The success of the Center wouldn't be possible without our enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers. Kathy Kenny, who works at the Kingswood Middle School, has been joining us once a week for the after school program. She has led many fun projects, such as cake decorating, egg dying, compositing, and hiking. We also have Annie Grady, who has been leading a world drumming class every other Wednesday. The Whitehorse Addiction Center has wonderful volunteers; Mitch, Eric, and Flo, who join us every Wednesday, offering Wii Olympics, graphic design on a Camaro, and ever-changing games and activities. Mike Chatigney comes to the Center every Thursday to offer music lessons to the members. Thank you to our other regular volunteers: Ellen, Jim, Shelly, Mallory, Martha, and Joanne, who have been dedicated to our mission for many years.
Happy Spring!
The Staff at KYC


Everyone at the KYC would like to give a huge "thank you" to the Festival of Trees Committee. The financial support provided to the KYC will go a long way to help us in our mission to serve local youth.

KYC Teen Council
Our Teen Council is made up of hand selected members who have shown dedication to the Kingswood Youth Center. The Council meets twice per month to discuss concerns they may have about the KYC, choose duties they are individually responsible for, brainsorm ways they can improve the KYC, and offer encouragement to one another. 

Meet Our Teen Council Members
B ryce Bourque: 8th grade.
Cailey Aucoin: 8th grade
Sam Thurston: 8th grade
Tyler Kenny: 10th grade
Ame Flanders: 11th grade
Maddie Lemay: 11th grade


Raising Funds for the KYC bus

Our bus needs work! Visit our Go Fund Me page HERE to read all about it and to help out in any way you can!


We have three new board members!
We are pleased to welcome
three new members to the KYC Board:
Martha Krause, Retired Wolfeboro Town Office
Megan Marbury, Attorney at Law
Gregory Eldridge, Accountant at Eldridge & Gillespie

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

Here's What We Did Over February Vacation...

Learning about healthy menu planning and cooking our own meal

Hiking Bayle Mountain in Ossipee

The view from the top.

More Fun to Come Over April Break! 
Teen Council Retreat... Hiking... and Helping Out Our Community!

KYC Photo Journal

What we have been up to...


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