!! Special Announcement – Anuncio Especial !!

Starting on the first day of school, August 29th 2018, the Community Youth Center is proud to announce that we will be accepting applicants starting at the age of six years old. We are working our hardest to bridge a gap in child care within our community and truly look forward to seeing many new faces this Fall!  We’re so happy to open our doors to a whole new group of youth, and can’t wait to see what happens next. Stop by at 453 E Jewett Boulevard and see what all the fun is about!

If there are any questions please email us at youthcenter@wgap.ws or give us a call at (509) 493-4233 and ask to speak to Autumn or Jerri. Check out our calendar or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/communityyouthcenter

A partir del primer día de clases, el 29 de agosto de 2018, el Community Youth Center se enorgullece de anunciar que aceptaremos solicitudes a partir de los seis años de edad. Estamos trabajando arduamente para llenar un vacío en el cuidado infantil dentro de nuestra comunidad y realmente esperamos ver muchas caras nuevas este otoño.  Estamos muy felices de abrir nuestras puertas a un grupo completamente nuevo de jóvenes, y estamos ansiosos de ver qué pasa después. Pase por 453 E Jewett Boulevard y vea de lo que se trata toda la diversión.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíenos un correo electrónico a youthcenter@wgap.ws o llámenos al (509) 493-4233 y solicite hablar con Autumn o Jerri. Encuentre nuestro calendario o en Facebook en https://www.facebook.com/communityyouthcenter.

Youth Center: a safe place to hang...

WGAP’s Community Youth Center began in 1994 as a recreational and educational drop-in center for at-risk youth. Over the last 20 years the Center has become a community resource and an integral part of the community’s efforts to provide multiple options for all children. Fully equipped for fun with a pool table, foosball and ping pong tables, five computers with limited internet access, video and board games, music, Guitar Hero, books, and lots of furniture to just relax.

Youth Center Computer Lab

The Center also offers lots of activities: art projects with a local artist; Dinner Night sponsored by a NAILBA grant; Girl’s Circle by the Domestic Violence Prevention Program; all types of workshops; opportunities to provide community service, and much more. In the summer, the primary activity is swimming at the local pool paid for by a special grant from United Way.

Gorge MakerSpace

WGAP is a fiscal sponsor of Gorge MakerSpace
a place where young people learn science and technology by making cool stuff.
Many MakerSpace classes are held at the Youth Center!

WGAP Community Youth Center Goes Into Business
As funding has become an issue, Youth Center members decided they needed to raise some money themselves. They sought donations of food dehydrators and produce. The members dry the produce and package it for sale at events, stores and the Farmer’s Market. They also planted a garden of herbs and vegetables to sell.

Organizers of the Farmer’s Market were so impressed with their efforts that the Center was offered the opportunity to manage the Community Table. The Community Table accepts product from growers who let the Youth Center sell it for them. The grower collects their money minus a 10% fee that is donated to the Center. The members have been doing such a wonderful job that in the 2014 season, the grower now contributes 15% to the Youth Center. The members have created a micro enterprise and are learning to handle money, customer service and marketing skills. Perhaps most important, Center members are contributing to efforts to keep the Community Youth Center open.

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Community Youth Center

453 Jewett Blvd. White Salmon, WA
(509) 493-4233  |  Toll Free: (800) 755-1192, Ext 361
Email: youthcenter@wgap.ws


Check out the Youth Center's Monthly Event Calendar