Georgetown is building a Youth Recreating Center for the young people in their town. Georgetown is an intimate community made up of volunteers, families and strong voices who are committed to seeing their youth succeed. Based on feedback from surveys, focus groups and stakeholder discussions, the current need for young people in Georgetown is a safe space for youth.
The research shows that if youth have a space that they can help design, where they feel like they have a voice and ownership, that has programming that allows them to build positive connections with their peers, adults and the greater community they are more likely to thrive not only in school but as adults.
Georgetown is looking to start a pilot to get the center up and running. They are hoping to open for Friday or Saturday night events and possibly even one day to start after school. This pilot is contingent on funding and will either start this Spring or Summer. The Center will need to hire a part time lead staff, some support staff who will then work with the Youth Leadership Board to create events and activities.
Groups of youth and adults have been meeting to discuss how to get this started. Here are a few ways to get involved and stay updated on progress.
- Like and Follow the Georgetown Youth Rec Center Facebook page
- Join us for our next meeting is May 1 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Rec Center Space (Perley School, upstairs, 51 North St. Georgetown). Youth and Adults invited to attend