Thank You New Hampshire Charitable

i Apr 28th by

We would like to thank New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Bald Peak Community Fund for a recent grant for COVID-19 Crisis Support. This grant will go a long way in funding our mission to serve local youth.

COVID-19 Response

i Apr 14th by

Like so many organizations, the KYC’s operations have dramatically changed owed to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Our response has three major facets: 1. first and foremost is the safety of our community members, staff, and other stakeholders; 2. we acknowledge that this is a challenging time for everyone, including the youth and families we serve and want to use our resources to provide safe and appropriate support; 3. we realize that following the pandemic, the demand for the KYC’s services is likely to increase and we are working to build capacity and improve our resources in preparation for meeting that demand.

Health and Safety:

  • We have closed our facility and are not allowing the public to enter our building.  Our outdoor rec equipment (playground) is also closed at this time.
  • We have thoroughly disinfected our building, outdoor ‘high touch surfaces,’ and our bus.
  • Staff members are serving the Center’s mission remotely when possible and are always practicing social distancing.

Supporting our Teens:

  • Each Thursday between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, teens are encouraged to pick up ‘care packages,’ from the KYC’s covered porch.  These packages weigh 30-50lbs and include groceries, household necessities, toiletries, treats, and more.
  • Each Monday between 3:00 and 6:00 PM we host ‘call-in’ hours during which KYC members are encouraged to call to check in with staff members.
  • Each week we are hosting a weekly contest, in which members can text or email in entries for a chance to win a prize.
  • We are hosting virtual programs using video conferencing.
  • We are releasing weekly videos to check in with our participants.
  • We are constantly looking for other safe, healthy, and meaningful ways to support teens and their families.

Working Towards a Better Future:

  • We are working to raise funds and to build capacity to meet the needs of teens in the aftermath of the pandemic.  This includes building on our fundraising plans and further developing our programs.
  • We are working to improve our facility, which just passed a 10 year anniversary!  Our beautiful facility is ‘well loved,’ and we are working to ready it for many more years of fun and learning.

School Closure

i Mar 16th by

The Kingswood Youth Center’s after-school programs, Beyond the After School programs (BTAS!), and Club 121 mentoring services are canceled until Monday, May, 4 while Governor Wentworth Schools are closed.  We acknowledge that these closures could be prolonged as the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic evolve.

We wish our students and community members good health and have sympathy for families as they navigate current challenges and uncertainties.

Celebrating 10 Years!

i Oct 8th by

One Wednesday October 16, we will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our Center Street Facility, which opened in October 2009!  You are invited to join us at the Kingswood Youth Center on October 16 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for a short presentation about the Center, networking, refreshments, and exhibits related to the Center.  We hope to see you there!  Please call (603) 569-5949 with any questions.

10th Annual Chili Challenge-A huge success!

i Sep 18th by

The Kingswood Youth Center is pleased to thank our generous sponsors, donors, and all those who helped make the KYC’s 10th Annual Milestone Chili Challenge fundraiser a success!

Congratulations to our winners! People’s Choice: Huck’s Hoagies in 1st place, The Rotary Club of Wolfeboro in 2nd place and White Horse Addiction Center in 3rd place Judge’s Choice: Brewster Lacrosse in 1st place, The Full Belli Deli in 2nd place, White Horse Addiction Center in 3rd place

Event Sponsors and donors:

At the Inferno level: Ballentine Partners, LLC, Carl and Sally Hesler, D.F. Richard Energy, Green Mountain Furniture, The Shops at Durgin Stables, The Wolfeboro Lions Club

‘Milestone Sponsors’ (10 consecutive years of support!) Bly Farm, Brewster Academy, Butternuts, Calico Graphics, Eldridge & Gillespie, P.C., F.L. Putnam Investment Management Co., J.C. Signs, Richard Neal Jr., DMD, The Shops at Durgin Stables, Wolfeboro Copy, Ship & More, Wolfetrap Grill & Rawbar

At the Caliente level: Bayside Nail Salon, Gallagher’s Plumbing and Heating, Huggins Hospital, Rotary Club of Wolfeboro, Sandra and Will Herman

At the Spicy level: Community Landscape Company, Eastern Propane & Oil, Forest Pump & Filter Co., Garwoods Restaurant, Michael Pizette, Paul Schmidt, People’s United Bank, PSI Molded Plastics New Hampshire, Inc., Village Green Landscaping, White Mountain Survey & Engineering, Inc., Wolfeboro Corner Store

At the Sizzlin’ level: All Earth, Ashton & Company, PA, Avery Insurance Agency, Back Bay Salon, Barbara Lobdell, Beckwith Builders, Black’s Paper Store, Brad Jewell Construction, Bradley’s Hardware, Camp Sentinel, DJ’s Septic Pumping Svc., Doran Independent Insurance, Edward Jones Investments: Brian Laing,

El Centenario, Giguere Electric, Inc., Great Impressions Staging, Hawkeye Woodwrights, Headwall Construction, Heckman’s Flooring, Huck’s Hoagies, J.L. Sweeney Co, Inc., John J. Hammond, D.P.M., Law Offices of Kurt D. DeVylder PLLC, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Middleton Building Supply, North Main Café, Paul & Deb Zimmerman, Sager & Smith PLLC, Seabird Asian Cuisine, Shaun Berry, Shamrock Landscaping, Shirley Blabey, The Kingswood Press, Three Sisters’ Country Store, William J Krause CPA, PC, Wolfeboro Chiropractic Office, Wolfeboro Pediatrics

At the Hot! Hot! level: All About Kitchens, Allen Wayside Furniture, Antonucci Insurance Services, Inc., Back Bay Clothing, Benjamin T. Selle, DMD, Care Pharmacy,

Central Insurance Associates, East of Suez, Granite State Glass, Grey Shingles Camps, Johnson Paint & Wallpaper, Kalled Gallery, Knight Security Alarm Co., Kristy Gleason, The School of Golf, Linda’s Flowers, Marie Yeager, Maxfield Real Estate, Penny Candy Shop, LLC, Ridings Electric, Seven Suns Crêperie, The Children’s Center, Wolfeboro Eye Associates, Zachary Porter

Contributions to the Hot Pepper Auction: Anthony’s Pizzeria, Baron’s Major Brands, Bartlett Tree Experts, Beth Meyer, Camp Sentinel, HIS Cleaning Services, Jim Fleet, Karen Burnett-Kurie, La Boca Bakery, Richard Ayers, The Nordic Skier, Winnipesaukee Winery, Spider Web Gardens, LLC, Yoga 4 Life

Our chili teams: Brewster Lacrosse, Camp Sentinel, Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, Full Belli Deli, Huck’s Hoagies, Lakes Region Technology Center DECA, Rotary Club of Wolfeboro, White Horse Addiction Center, Yum Yum Shop

Others who made this event a success:  Andy O’Shaughnessy, Bailey Kinney, Barbara Lobdell, Brad Peluso, Brewster Academy, Bruce Sawyer, David Armour, Diane Thayer, Don Smith, Donovan Eldridge, Ellen Berry, Gina Jewell, Gregory Eldridge, Jaclyn Smith, Jim Fleet, Joe Faragher, John Sweeney, Katy Foedermair, Kevin Sanzenbacher, Kevin Van Brunt, Maddie Poliquin, Maria Found, Marshall Stansbury, Martha Krause, Matt Lawlor, Michaela Poliquin, Peter Llewellyn, Rita Verge, Rob Verge, Shaun Berry, Shelly McGee, Thursty Water Systems, Vivian Isaacson, The many patrons who purchased tickets and/or participated in the Hot Pepper Silent Auction.

With heartfelt thanks,

Everyone at the Kingswood Youth Center

Call For Volunteers!

i Sep 13th by

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our after school program. We need caring adults who want to support our diverse programs and share their interests or skills.  Volunteers typically serve from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM once a week, every-other-week, twice a week, or ‘on-call.’  There are limitless ways with which caring adults can make a difference in the lives of local youth through volunteering at the KYC!

If you or someone you know may be interested, please email, call (603) 569-5949 or stop by the KYC to learn more!