The long term vision for the YDC is to be known for our quality programs, community partnerships, and youth opportunities. It is the stories that we share through events and programs that encourage understanding of people, places, and community, and that will inform future decisions and inspire the next generation. 

 

They YDC is so much more than the physical building we inhabits, but that building does make our work possible. It's a theater for plays, gyms for basketball, recreational areas for parties and play, and space for any program our young people dream up. You can see our current and upcoming programs here.

 

Our building has served us well, but it is showing its age. Half of our facility, the Smith Activity Building, is over 25 years old. The need for a new roof and substantial renovations to our building motivate us to launch the FOR OUR TOMORROW Building Capital Campaign. This way, we can keep our attention and energy on creating engaging programs that inspire our youth, keep them safe, and believe in their own potential. 

The Campaign is under way with maintenance in motion, such as a new HVAC system in the Smith Gym, the commission of a new logo, paint works, updated hygiene equipment, and theatrical equipment. But still, the vitality of this safe and creative space needs an upgrade from its 25 years of service to our community so that it can serve for the coming 25 years just as well. 

Can we count on your support, for our youth today, and For Our Tomorrow?

 

 

 

 

Some of the much-needed repairs that For Our Tomorrow will make possible include:

  • A new roof on the Smith Side of the building;

  • Repair of water damage from the leaking Smith Side roof;

  • Resurfacing of our gym floors;

  • New signage on our campus and surrounding streets;

  • Installation of a swale to manage rainwater on our campus;

  • New pavilion picnic tables;

  • New lounge furniture for the Dave and Kathy Holliday Annex side of the building;

  • Refinishing of plaques honoring our generous donors;

  • New backboard bumpers for both gyms;

  • Replace carpet throughout the space;

  • Replace and upgrade doors and locks on all entrances and exits;

  • Purchase of new basketballs;

  • Purchase of new volleyballs, nets, and ping-pong equipment;

  • Upgrading and/or purchasing lighting equipment for our theater stage;

  • Refinishing the furniture on our patio;

  • Additional painting throughout the building;

  • Repair of several broken windows;

  • Wallmats for the Smith Gym;

  • Repair and update of the building alarm system;

  • Replacing broken water fountains throughout the building; and

  • Many, many more!

If one of these items speaks to you or your skills, talents, or resources, please let us know if you are interested in sponsoring a project or repair!

 

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