The Penns Valley Youth Center (PVYC) opened its doors in September, 2011. Our Wednesday after school program quickly became a huge success. The youth center is a fun place where teenagers come after school to receive tutoring and homework help. Students develop healthy habits through activities promoting physical activity and a cafe that provides free healthy snacks. Students spend time building relationships with their peers and adults through conversation, crafts and games.
We continue to expand our programs and staff, but our goal remains the same. We believe everything we do should be fun. The Penns Valley Youth Center will always be a safe, welcoming place for teenagers in our community to find hope, worth and friendship.
PVYC began when we renovated room 103 in the Old Gregg School Community Center. In September 2011, we transformed an old school classroom into a fun and inviting space for teenagers. A room that many people remembered as their kindergarten class became a fully functional youth center. With a Cafe, stage, seating and video game area, there is sure to be something every teenager will enjoy. We also have the use of the gym, where we play dodgeball, basketball, and other physical activities.
Our staff come from all walks of life but share one thing in common; we really like teenagers. We look far and wide for responsible adults willing to volunteer time. We have young adults, moms, grandmothers, men and women on our staff. All of our volunteers are screened carefully and share our values.