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.
And that’s a wrap for December! Wow, did we have a fun month! We visited with Sawyer the Therapy dog, experienced the Gift of Lights in Louden, completed many puzzles, and had two days’ worth of holiday parties! Our parties were so fun and included lots and lots of gifts and games provided by volunteer Diane, treats provided by volunteer Pamela and Diane, and enthusiasm and excitement provided by KYC teens. We put up a tree at Festival of Trees, made wreaths and holiday cards, and helped Wolfeboro Rotary sell Christmas trees (while wearing themed costumes!). So many things!
Another highlight of the holiday season was that Debbie, Sarah, and Pat (some friends of the KYC!) put on a fantastic program for our teens. They brought everything needed for 25 teens to make their own holiday Boxwood Trees. They brought treats, snacks, drinks, and really put on a festive and creative celebration for our KYC members. Teens showed so much excitement, innovation, and creativity. We can’t thank these generous community members for creating such a special afternoon for us!
This week in our Life Skills program, teens wrote and performed job interview skits. The catch? Throw in ONE thing that wouldn’t be good to do at an interview. We saw one interviewee show up with their personal assistant who was constantly fetching them coffee, one interviewee slouching and mumbling, one slander the company, and one interview for a job they were too young for. It was so fun seeing these teens learn about and practice job interviews in an engaging, entertaining, and educational way!
7 KYC teens submitted prose or artwork with the hopes to be published in Janice Beetle’s book, “It’s By The Kids.” This book is being sold to raise funds for the Lakes Region Children’s Auction, and features ALL SEVEN Submissions by KYC members! They were asked to join in on a special evening in Belmont, to present their work to an audience. We are so incredibly proud of our teens. Keep writing, creating art, and putting yourselves out there! You’ll never know what you can accomplish! @janicebeetlebooks
We’ve been having a lot of fun and relaxing times here at the KYC! Puzzling, science, prepping for the holidays, painting, woodworking and playing games! Thanks for all the help with preparations, KYC teens and volunteers!
A week prior to Thanksgiving we shared a wonderful, festive meal! 18 of us sat down together, after appetizers and games, and shared what we are most thankful for. Then we enjoyed dinner together, followed by more games! Pictionary and charades were extra fun! Some things we are thankful for are: hospitals, friends, family, animals, birthdays, snow days, KYC staff and volunteers, music, KYC, food, life, being substance free, and health!
The Halloween fun continues! We had a Halloween party, carved pumpkins and roasted pumpkin seeds! It’s such a fun time of year and we sure take advantage of it!