CIRCLEVILLE – It is no secret how people have felt about losing the public pool at Ted Lewis Park. Having “nothing for kids to do in Circleville,” is a usual complaint heard online and locally. Foundations4Youth recently opened up a youth center on Tuesday nights to fight that cause, offering free food, free events, and free transportation. They promised that this was just the beginning. Located at 457 East Ohio Street, the center has seen record weekly kiddos. According to Sgt., Hafey of the Circleville Police Department average attendance is 100-150 kids a week.
“In 2018, 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.
Community organizations from Pizza places to Circleville City Schools have given donations to Foundations4youth and have shown the residents of Circleville that they also, “want something for kids.”
YMCA of Circleville jumped into the mix of supporters of this cause last year, a collaboration between YMCA, Circleville Police Department, and PICCA Pickaway County Community Action have now created a “Super Tuesday” claiming Tuesdays are now the best day of the week!
The new Foundations4youth super tuesday offers:
11 a.m PICCA bus picks up children outside Foundations4Youth building on Ohio Street
11:30 to 3:30pm Children go the the YMCA for a free lunch, swimming, and other supervised activities and a snack.
4pm to 8pm Children are transported back to Foundations4Youth for more activities and free dinner meal, free games, and free fun.
Super Tuesday gives kids all day fun said David McIntire Circleville Resource Officer and Foundation 4 Youth leader. “Last year we had gets asleep in couches and chairs in the youth center after being so active all day with YMCA then Foundations.”
Foundations4youth recently moved and acquired a larger space, heres more information on that.