News & Announcements

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.