Blackwell Youth Center to offer after-school program

November 28, 2018

The Blackwell Youth Center is hosting a free after-school program beginning in January 2019 from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for school-age children who need help academically as part of the center’s dedication to being involved with the youth of the community.

“It’s free to any school aged student that might need help,” said Denise Hindman, BYC director. “We are looking for any parents, community members, high school students, etc. that might want to volunteer their time alongside our high school seniors who will be helping.”

Along with the after-school tutoring program, Hindman is also gearing the youth center up for an after-school hangout to be held until the end of the year on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., with the admission charge being $1.

“The youth center is a place for everyone to hang out at. We want to give Blackwell’s kids a place to be and a place to fit in when they might not elsewhere. Especially with the weather getting colder and the days growing shorter, we want to get the kids off the streets and somewhere that they can be safe,” said Hindman.

Hindman is planning for the center to hold Christmas dances on December 28 and 29,the dances will have a “Grinch” theme.

The youth center is seeking monetary donations as well as a volleyball net, and sand for the volleyball court.

“Blackwell’s Youth Center is a safe, loving environment that nurtures the youth of our city into great leaders and, above all, great people. Anything the community can do for these kids is appreciated more than they will ever know,” Hindman concluded.

The Blackwell Youth Center is a non-profit organization that is ran solely on contributions.

Those who wish to volunteer or donate can reach Hindman at 580-363-8517.