The Glens Falls Area Youth Center is a non-profit organization that serves disadvantaged youth in the Greater Glens Falls, New York area through a wide variety of educational, recreational and life-skills programs(including after school snacks and dinner each day), completely free of charge.
The children who are members of the center are a diverse assortment of cultures, ethnicities, belief systems and personalities. However, many of them are ostracized, bullied, and not expected to achieve much of anything. They are the definition of underdogs; left out of what some people believe are the important clicks in school. Many are unwanted and people have very low expectations for them.
Here, they are welcomed, wanted and —most importantly—they are loved. Everyone deserves to feel that way.
Children are a vital component to the future success of the community. One day these young men and women could be working for Glens Falls Hospital, the largest employer in the area, aiding you when you're at your most vulnerable; driving economic development by starting their own business and providing goods, services and jobs; or educating the next generation as a teacher. Honestly, the sky is the limit!
It is of the utmost importance that we invest in them, because when the children thrive, so will this community.