Happy 52nd Birthday, Youth Center!
This April marked the 52nd year that the Youth Center's doors have been open. Wow! The years have flown by and so many kids have been served by our organization.
We first opened back in 1968. In the beginning it was housed in places where most people wouldn't dare set one pinky toe; dark, cramped quarters complete with couches that erupted with dust clouds every time someone sat down.
Then Matt Congdon became the Executive Director and everything changed. He passionately advocated for the underprivileged children in this area. His dream was to build a brand new youth center, complete with a gym, to serve as a second home for these youngsters. He worked tirelessly and after raising a million dollars in eight months, it became an actuality.
The Youth Center has always been like a family and we look forward to many, many years to come!
Want to help our cause? No presents are necessary! If the Youth Center made an impact in your life, the life of your child or you simply feel strongly about what we provide within the community send us $1 for every year we've been in operation: $52 total. That could add up!