New Community Center Opens In Watsonville
WATSONVILLE, Calif. A new community center has just opened in Watsonville and organizers said the hope is that it will bring a promising future to the community.
The Youth N.O.W. Center opened nine days ago to provide youth with a center to bond, learn and have fun.
Some community members said there are limited recreational opportunities for youth in Watsonville, and those options became even smaller after the March 5 shooting at Watsonville’s bowling alley.
The hope is that the Youth N.O.W. Center will fill the gap and provide options for youth.
“Kids have two choices, to be a victim of a gang or become a gang member,” said president Dave Grazian, of Youth N.O.W. “We’d like to strengthen the community by strengthening the kids.”
Tutoring is free for youth and the center and so is a computer lab.
“Tutoring can come at a pretty high cost and there are families who aren’t able to afford them and we want to be able to provide that service,” said Youth N.O.W. education director Nicole Marsh.
Sports programs are also up and running at the community center.
The center is still looking for tutors and anyone who can spend an hour or so with children a day is encouraged to join. The hope is also to have a coffee house hangout up and running in about a year.
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