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November 10, 2011 - 6:36pm

New youth program in Batavia hits big with Batavia Youth

posted by Wittnes Smith in batavia, Announcements, youth.

There is a new after school program for youth ages 12 - 19 in Batavia. REACT  is helping youth find solutions to the situations they may face.The after school youth program takes place at the Richmond Memorial Library on Mondays from 3pm - 4pm and on Thursdays at the Salvation Army Gym from 4pm - 5:30pm. The youth in attendance are very excited about the programs and are showing lots of interest and enthusiasm. A special thanks goes out to Paula Haven (Richmond Memorial Library) and Captain Patty (Salvation Army) for their support and belief in the programs! 

REACT  is directed towards young people in middle and high school.The programs are geared  to help them learn  how to create and respond to positive change as well as how to help others who want to change; while being the positive change in their home, school and community. Young people are encouraged to talk about the issues that go on around them on a day to day basis while finding ways to counteract with creative, positive solutions.

Many topics of discussion will include:

· Drugs

· School

· Bullying

· Alcohol

· Employment/Careers

· Relationships

· Teen Parenting

· Crime and Prison

· Music

· Violence

· Social Networking

*We will also be hosting our first Teen Event on Saturday,  November 26th from 7pm-10pm.  The event will be a Teen Dance for high school students in grades 9-12 at the Salvation Army Gym in Batavia. The cost will be $5 to attend. Students from all area schools are encouraged to attend and meet others from the surrounding area. Hope to see you there! Please encourage your teenagers to attend this POSTIVE event!



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