The Youth Action Group receives a cheque from their first sponsor of the Adopt the Youth Centre campain

Youth Action Group prepares to hold grand opening celebration

As the youth centre prepares for its grand opening, they are still looking for more monthly "adopters" to help them move forward.

The Golden Youth Action Group is working hard to get get their new youth centre up and running.

Aside from getting the facility itself ready, they have been conducting interviews, trying to hire a new co-ordinator.

The Golden Youth Centre is also excited to announce that their first adopter the Youth Centre  is the Golden Star. The Adopt the Youth Centre campaign provides needed funds to support youth engagement, provide programming and supplies, and other centre operations.

The Golden Youth Centre appreciates the support and enthusiasm for the project from the Golden Star. The Star has not only adopted the Youth Centre for the month of September, but also agreed to offer ongoing support of the initiative by highlighting the centre’s monthly adopters in the paper.

The Youth Centre has been successful in applying for grants but still needs funds in order to sustain its operations moving forward.

“Community donations are vital to our fundraising plan,” said Co-ordinator Sara Nichols, “they allow us to respond to the needs of youth, offer programs and cover organizational costs. This funding will ensure we can continue to offer programming, events, a cool, flexible drop-in space and encouraging staff to engage youth and the community in positive, fun and creative initiatives over the long-term. These funds also demonstrate community support and can be leveraged for additional outside dollars.

“The Golden Star has been a great supporter of the Youth Centre. They have encouraged  the Centre in its development and we are so grateful for their support.”

Members of our Youth Centre Advisory Committee have been visiting local businesses and organizations looking for more monthly adopters.

If you are interested in being an  adopter, or in simply giving a donation, please stop by the Youth Centre or email the centre at yaggolden@gmail.com for more information.

Don’t forget, the Youth Centre is hosting its Grand Opening Street Party on Sunday Sept. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come take a look at the new facility, and check out some live music.