Fall Picnic Table Projects!

i Nov 26th by

This fall we embarked upon an ongoing project, building and restoring picnic tables.  We started by building two new picnic tables from start to finish.  Next we embarked upon refurbishing two of the KYC’s existing tables.  Students showed creativity and teamwork and practiced painting and carpentry skills.  Nice job KYC!

For our new tables, we chose to go with a natural look, finishing with clear stain.  In refurbishing some tables that the KYC has had for over 10 years, we decided to get creative and show our KYC spirit!  Below there is one ‘before shot’ and three ‘after shots’ of our completed work.  These table now match our building, which is red with white trim.

This project was made possible by the Governor Wentworth Arts Council and local donors.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escape Room!

i Nov 18th by

Last week we hosted an ‘escape room’ for each of our learning cohorts!  Students were challenged to find clues and numbers to a lock combination.  Teamwork paid off as each group of participants earned their prize!

Escape Room!

i Nov 10th by

Today we are hosting an ‘escape room’ for our teens! The clue below is part of their quest…

“Pop” to your next clue!

Chilly Challenge!

i Nov 10th by

In just a couple of weeks, KYC stakeholders will brave cold ocean waters for our Chilly Challenge Fundraiser.  We will swim with substance misuse prevention advocate Chucky Rosa, who swims in the ocean every day of the year!  We want to thank the many sponsors who supported our cause through this fundraiser.  Please check out the list below!

Picnic Tables are Complete!

i Oct 28th by

This fall the KYC took on the challenge of building two picnic tables!  Students worked to measure lumber, sand, stain, assemble, and fasten.  The results look great!  Thank you to the Governor Wentworth Arts Council and an associated local donor for funding this wonderful project!  Another thank you to a local donor who contributed a brand new circular saw to the KYC’s collection of tools!

This project went a long way in supporting the KYC’s mission to teach ‘life skills,’ and proved to be extremely fun and rewarding!

Cheffing-it-Up Redesigned!

i Oct 22nd by

All of the KYC’s programs have needed to be redesigned to ensure safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  The KYC’s culinary education program, affectionately, named, Cheffing-it-Up, has had to take a ‘back burner’ due to the realities of the pandemic.  Making bread-in-a-bag proved to be a great way for students to make there own individual culinary master piece without entering the Center’s kitchen.  A past beloved KYC volunteer shared this recipe with us!  It has proven to be a fun and hygienic cooking activity!

Thank you New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation

i Oct 21st by
We would like to say a big thank you to the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation for a recent grant to support the KYC’s Nutrition Assistance Programs. These funds will be invested in the KYC Kupboard and hot meals and snacks served during our programs. A large contingency of the KYC’s families are NHEC members.
NHEC members have the opportunity to support NHEC Foundation through participation in the Round Up Program, which rounds members’ monthly bill up to the nearest dollar and contributes the total of the adjustment to the Foundation. For more information visit, www.nhec.com/round-up-program

Building Picnic Tables!

i Oct 14th by

The KYC has taken on the challenge of building two picnic tables.  Students have been working hard to move and measure lumber, stain, sand, and assemble!  We are all learning some pretty handy carpentry skills!  Nice work KYCers and thank you to our local donors who have made this possible!

  

A Hike to Whiteface Mountain!

i Sep 29th by

With the need to social distance and take other important precautions, outdoor activities have been the perfect choices for KYC programs!  We have been blessed with wonderful weather, which has made our summer and fall programs a great success.  Last week we took a hike to Whiteface Mountain, right here in Wolfeboro!  We encountered only a couple of folks on the trail from Brown’s Ridge Road and were able to keep distance and enjoy a nice afternoon.

The trail cuts under the mountains east cliffs (the ‘white face!’) and traverses up to the summit where there are wonderful views north and east.  We beheld multiple lakes and mountains including Green Mountain, Mt. Chocorua, and Mt. Washington!  Great hike with the KYC!

School Year Programs Have Begun!

i Sep 22nd by

After a great summer of programs the KYC opened to in-person school year programs on the very first day of school!  While things have looked a lot different, it is so wonderful to be hosting our wonderful teens.  Socially distanced games, arts/crafts, bike rides,  hiking, and more have made for a really fun start to the school year!