An inside look at Kingswood Youth Center and their impact on local youth
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The Kingswood Youth Center provides a safe and positive environment in which youth may grow, learn and develop life skills critical to their success in the adult world.
A little about Kingswood Youth Center:
In August of 1998, the Rotary Club of Wolfeboro voted to accept the challenge of establishing a teen drop-in center to help alleviate the number of youth “hanging around” the downtown area. After much planning and fund raising, the Center opened on May 24, 2000 in the former Nazarene Church, owned by Huggins Hospital. In October 2009, they opened their newly constructed 3,000 square foot facility located on eight acres of cleared and forested land where they serve students ages 12-18 from the Governor Wentworth Regional School District with school to work and after school programs.
The Kingswood Youth Center provides structured programs that encourage teens to further their education, make artistic contributions and become community, civic and business leaders.
Values and Principles
The following values influence the culture and public image of the Kingswood Youth Center as an effective community-based organization serving teens and their families:
Caring Attitude: The Center’s board, staff and volunteers demonstrate compassionate support and concern for teens and their families.
Individualized support: The Center knows that teens’ needs vary significantly and can change over time; we seek to understand the individual member and create the right support for each person’s development.
Integrity and Accountability: The Center has the highest level of integrity in its administration, program and outreach activities; we tie these activities directly to our mission and we maintain and report our records accurately.
State of the Art Practices: The Center aims for excellent, high quality, state-of-the-art approaches that teens and their families can always count on to be there.
Partnerships: The Center works with a wide variety of partners and advocates for quality service by all partners.
Advocacy: The Center will educate the public and advocates for the long-term best interests of teens and families.
Financial Sustainability: The Center believes its work as an advocate and service provider will be needed for many years into the future. Therefore, we strive to deliver on our mission with thoughtful strategic choices that ensure we have sufficient financial resources.
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