Dec 31, 2019
We were in the studio for a conversation with LaTasha Do'zia,
Executive Director at the Youth Development Center in
Winchester. The Youth Development Center's mission is to foster
physical, academic and individual growth through community
partnerships, engaged staff and a safe sustainable environment.
LaTasha told me about the variety of educational and recreational
programs they offer to both children and adults in Winchester and
the surrounding area. Those include:
- Open Gym time from from 10am to 3pm for adults every weekday.
For middle and high schoolers, Open Gym from 3pm to 6pm Monday
through Thursday and from 3pm to 9pm on Fridays. Adults pay $2 to
play and students ALWAYS play for free!
- "Adventures Beyond" program is a Saturday enrichment program
for teens and young adults with special needs. Activities include
games, sports, crafts, and food preparation.
- The YDC's Summerfest program offers over 70 different
enrichment camps for students in grades 1-7. Courses are offered in
fine and performing arts, physical education, cooking, and lots
- The YDC is also available for lease for birthday parties,
lock-ins, meetings, and conferences.
We talked about how & why the organization was founded, their
campus, and discussed it's upkeep and their current capital
campaign: For Our Tomorrow. Contributions can be made an earmarked
for a variety of items to helping with the roof replacement (just
$8.33/sq. ft.) to larger items. You can get more details and make
your contribution here: https://www.myydc.org/forourtomorrow