Looking for support for Teen Center

Dear Editor:

Since late fall, a group of Cambridge and Isanti County adults and teens, connected by their concern for youth in our area, have met and explored the possibility of a Teen Center in Cambridge. There has been much enthusiasm by everyone for the project. Students, parents, grandparents, business owners, city and county officials, Cambridge-Isanti Community Education, law enforcement and church youth leaders have come away from every meeting with a “this has to happen” for our community.

We have looked at several sites in Cambridge. Two or three would be a great location for a Teen Center. The group has found support that could provide staffing for the program. We have looked at a budget and now realize we need help from the community for facility and program costs. The Teen Center requires a consistent monthly income to open the doors. We have ideas for fundraisers, but do we have a fundraiser every month to meet obligations?

If you are a business, club, church group, individual or family that believes you can help, would you please contact me? My email address is: ghawkins@cambridge.kl2.mn.us

Gary Hawkins

Stanchfield

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