The start of a new school year comes with some exciting news! We are expanding our After-School Program (ASP) from three days per week to four with the addition of Thursday! Teens can now come to PVYC after school Monday through Thursday until 6pm. This decision came after much discussion and evaluation of the needs of our currently attending teens and the potential for reaching others.
Not familiar with our After-School Program? Teens are able to ride the bus from Penns Valley High School and Penns Valley Intermediate to the Old Gregg School where PVYC is located. A variety of activities are provided during this after school time that include homework help and tutoring, open gym time, arts and crafts, board games, field trips, hands-on classes, and clubs. As a part of our mission to encourage healthy habits, we provide healthy snack options. While programming helps us achieve our mission, the most important part of the After-School Program is to spend time developing relationships with the teens in order to help them overcome challenges in their lives. More importantly, it shows them that they are loved and a part of a bigger family.
Another exciting addition to the Penns Valley Youth Center is the expansion of grades that we serve! With a trial run through the previous school year, we are officially including students in 6th grade and you will notice our mission statement changing to reflect this wonderful addition.