St. Paddy’s day was a blast this year! Diane came in with ALL THE GAMES! And we were visited by a leprechaun that looked suspiciously like… Diane? Anyways, it was wild and goofy and fun and treat-filled! We are so lucky to have our amazing volunteers who make days like these so special!
The KYC took a small group to Conway to support Skylar, a KYC teen, who competed in round two of the Rotary Club’s High School Speech Contest. Round one was held at KRHS, where Skylar was named the winner! She was named winner at round two, as well, and will be competing in round three in Lyndonville, VT in April! In honor of Skylar, the KYC made a special dinner for the group; her alternative to a BLT sandwich, the BLP (bacon, lettuce, and pickles!). We are so proud of all Skylar has accomplished and can’t wait to see how she does in round three!
KYC was lucky enough to have another visit from Lorrain with @peersnotfears last week! Lorraine led an activity called Comfort Circles, where we thought about what activities and situations, we would be comfortable with and which ones would be pushing us out of our Comfort Zone, into the Challenge Zone and Panic Zone. She followed up with some great, thought-provoking questions. As always, Lorraine’s facilitation of the activity was remarkable, and we are so lucky to be connected with her!
Get Creative Night was a huge success last week! Teens stay late for dinner and a focused activity on Wednesdays, and this was a new one for us! Tie-Dye! A KYC teen donated the supplies (thank you Skylar!) so we had to give it a try! Then we followed up the fun with a huge group game of apples to apples, and a St Patrick themed trifle made by Diane!
Over February break, we spent an afternoon and evening at Camp Sentinel in Tuftonboro. We snowshoed up The Ledges, played a LOT of games, ate an awesome dinner, had a fire, and ended with a (spontaneous) dance party. A HUGE thanks to @bawoody603 and @camp_sentinel for hosting us!
We recently had a wonderful visit from Wolfeboro PD’s SRO Devine, K9 Sergeant Strauch, and Officer Riggs (the four footed friend pictured). They visited as part of our annual Perspectives on Prevention (POP) series. Their insight, warmth, and humor was so appreciated! Thanks for all you do for our community @wolfeboronhpolice
KYC member Brenna led the group through a cupcake decorating experience! She baked 4 dozen cupcakes from scratch, whipped up a batch of frosting, and shared tips and techniques for creating a beautiful (and delicious) cupcake! Thanks for the fun, Brenna! Keep up the baking and leadership!
On Thursday we toured TD Bank and got an inside look into what goes into that line of work! Maggie Perkins, store manager, led the group in some games and activities and our teens did great! We also offered a small group team building activity back at the KYC called Helium Stick. The group started off all smiles and laughs but then quickly realized what a challenge they were faced with! They problem solved as a team and fulfilled the challenge! Good job, everyone!
We have had a blast sledding and snowshoeing in all the nice snow! We went to @welovethenick and sled until sunset and snowshoed on the KYC trail!
Last week we held a “Take the Floor” evening, which is KYC’s take on a talent show! Fun talents and skits were performed, and then we wrapped up the evening with karaoke.