CIRCLEVILLE – Circleville Eagles and Circleville Jr. Women’s Club made a sizable donation to the Foundations4youth last week. The donation goes towards support for the local entities that have made the youth outreach possible.
Foundations4Youth said, “Thank you “Circleville Eagles” and “Circleville Jr. Womens Club” for making this donaion to the “Foundation4Youth” possible, and a special “Thank You” to the CPD and all of our wonderful Volunteers! $1000 and a new Foosball table.”
Information on Foundations4youth:
“Nothing for kids to do in Circleville” may be a saying of the past with a new center focused on fun and entertainment for kids. Located on the PICCA grounds at 469 East Ohio Street its an ideal location for youth in the city. (Actual address is 457, but the building is just adjacent to PICCA). How will kids get to the youth center if it’s not within walking distance? Transportation will be provided for kids on this route below.
“This past fall, leaders from the Pickaway County Area Recovery Services (PARS), Circleville City Schools and the Circleville Police Department have held discussions on how to create more opportunity to impact the lives of Circleville youth,” said Circleville Chief of Police Shawn Baer.
“Our discussions identified obstacles, a wealth of available resources and positive opportunities unique to our city. At the conclusion of our discussion we determined that our goals were actionable and simple. We needed to find tangible ways that the youth would be motivated to immediately spend time with law enforcement, PARS staff, school staff, and faith based community volunteers so that we could mentor them, provide character building opportunities, and plug them into all the resources available to them in our community.”
Superintendent of Circleville City Schools, Jonathan Davis, said, “The youth are the greatest asset in our community and we greatly appreciate the hard work put in by the Circleville Police Department and Pickaway Area Recovery Services to open a positive center for youth development.”
Barry Bennett, Executive Director of Pickaway Area Recovery Services (PARS), said “We know that there is a need for our community to provide quality activities for children. Our goal is to work with activities and groups already in place and to support them by providing a connection between them and Foundations4Youth. We have seen strong community support since we started working on this last year and it is obvious that the center is needed and will have substantial local support. I also serve as the Chaplain of the Circleville Police Department and through this relationship PARS has provided services that previously were not available to the Police Department. Through partnerships we can accomplish great things and that is a core value that will make Foundations4Youth successful.”