Today we are hosting an ‘escape room’ for our teens! The clue below is part of their quest…
“Pop” to your next clue!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This year we participated in the Global Art Project for Peace Exchange! Through this fun program, groups of youth from around the world are paired up to exchange peace themed works of art. The KYC has participated in this program for many years and it has proven to be a wonderful way to promote world peace and build global connections. This year the KYC was paired with Ever Day Art Studio in Malaysia. Yesterday our work of art started it’s journey from Wolfeboro Falls post office to Malaysia!
For this year’s exchange, we decorated a globe with themes of global peace and global health. The globe is ‘wearing’ a face mask to represent the measures being taken around the world to stop the spread of COVID-19. One end of the face mask is pinned on the northeastern United States and the other is pinned on Malaysia to represent our connection made through Global Art Project for Peace! KYC and Ever Day Art Studio logos are adhered at our respective countries.
Last week, a small group from the KYC walked in Families In Transition-New Horizon’s fourth annual Run for Hope. This virtual event was a perfect socially distanced activity for the KYC’s recently reopened programs!
Thank you to the board members and staff members who donated to cover KYC teens’ registrations costs!
The Hope House is a great friend of the KYC. Through past collaborations, KYC teens have toured the Hope House and have contributed hand-made fleece blankets to Hope House families. The success of this virtual fundraiser is great inspiration as we prepare for our adaptive new fund-raiser, ‘The Chilly Challenge,’ a cold November swim followed by a virtual celebration!