Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ticonderoga Youth Center Receives Grant

Teen Center Kids T ShirtsThe Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center recently received a $5,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation to support the Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center in Ticonderoga.

The Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center in Ticonderoga serves teens, grades 6th-12th.

According to an announcement sent to the press, this program costs Silver Bay approximately $152,000 per year. $24,000 of the budget is paid directly to the town of Ticonderoga for the exclusive use of the first floor of the Ticonderoga Armory Community Center.

Beyond the daily offerings, this program provides special events, including a “New Year’s Eve Lock-In” which had approximately 60 teen participants this year and provides a safe and wholesome place for teens on an important night of the year where they may get caught up in unhealthy behavior.

In November 2018 Silver Bay YMCA celebrated Thanksgiving with local teens with a lesson on proper food preparation followed by a family style dinner with teens and Silver Bay YMCA staff.

The Silver Bay YMCA teen center is also made available to other community groups at no cost for activities, including Senior Citizen recreational activities and community youth team sports training and practice.

The Silver Bay Teen Center is offered at no cost to the community and is 100% funded by donations. You can contact the Silver Bay YMCA Development Director, Nick Rama at (518) 543-8510 to make a donation.

Photo provided by Silver Bay YMCA.

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