In researching Youth Centers in surrounding towns, it was discovered that professional oversight is critical to the success of the program. Professional staff will primarily be tasked with developing compelling programming for youth in Grades 6-10 living in Georgetown.
The potential for programming has no limits! After several meetings with young people in Georgetown, we have compiled a list of ideas that are under consideration. Listening to these youth revealed that sports is not the answer for everyone – some of our youth have been priced out, have to work, are not interested in team sports, or simply are not interested in the formal athletics program available through the public schools.
While fundamentally providing our young people with a safe and creative space to go after school, the Youth Center will provide a dynamic environment where students can receive homework help, start up a pickup basketball, kickball or soccer game, relax in the game room, explore their creative side in the Maker Space, among countless other opportunities. The programming available in the Youth Center will depend upon the wants and needs of our young people, always with an eye on budget.