We are also proud to host the Community Youth Center in the lower level of our church. This is a dedicated space for and by the youth of Lamoille County. The Center is also available to community partners who serve youth.
The Youth Center has suspended activities due to the pandemic and school not being in session, but is still committed to offering programing when it’s safe to do so, and UCCM is still committed to housing the Center.
Lamoille County Youth Center is the after-school program for youth in middle school and high school throughout Lamoille County, on Mondays through Thursdays when school is in session. It is a safe, bully-free, drug-free zone, and is staffed by onsite coordinators, along with volunteers from our church, Laraway School, and the Family Center. A healthy meal is provided each time, thanks to donations of food and food cards from our many community partners.
All youth of Lamoille County are invited to come and hang out with friends, play pool, ping pong, foosball, air hockey, or board games. Activities and programs are also scheduled throughout the school year. The Youth Center board, coordinators, and volunteers are dedicated to the Community Youth Center being for and by youth. They consult with youth regularly about the activities and programs the youth enjoy.