In the studio at The Bay with amazing Marcy Hill and we talked about all the years she’s been Just Showing Up for teens at the YWCA (and even before) and now at The Door Youth Centre in Huntsville where:
“Building Relationships in at the heart of everything we do!”
Tell us about it:
Yes, I have a great opportunity to create new programming for kids.
A lot of kids feel connected to sports but we have a whole group
of kids who don’t fit in that dynamic. So we’re trying to create spaces
for kids who maybe fall through the cracks; don’t have a spot to hang out.
Our lunch programs are happening. They can come and have
lunch instead of hanging out in the school cafeteria where they
don’t feel connected or then hanging out downtown or on the streets.
If you have a look at the website you can see many new programs—something for everyone! And the The Door is a safe space for all; regardless of faith, although it is Christian run.
Everyone is welcome. It’s important that people realize that.
No one is turned away. It’s about love, support and relationships.
We have a space for junior high and high school and we are working
to branch out and make sure there is something for all the kids.
A lot of new things happening. There are movie nights, a pool table,
ping pong, tree hugging and FREE meals for all—regardless of
your finances. And so much more! It’s about connecting. And that’s
what our teens need. A place to go, a place to be heard. A place to have fun! Find out more about The Door on their website and how you can help them make a difference or stop by to see what it’s all about. I did!
And please listen to our great conversation here:
Marcy's Radio Interview
*And if there isn’t a safe space in your community for teens
to connect and have fun—what could you do to change that? Something to think about.
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