Milton Area Youth Center exists to show God's love in practical ways through positive mentors helping Milton teens build community by modeling healthy relationships and by providing fun, productive activities in a safe social environment.
Milton Area Youth Center is open every day after school (and week days in June and July) from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Milton students in 7th, 8th and 9th grade are welcome. Each day we offer a hearty after-school snack, creative activities, engaging mentors and a place to socialize or do homework. All this is done in a positive environment where students can feel safe to be themselves, express their thoughts and opinions and be affirmed and encouraged by caring adults.
We love our space in the lower level of 44 2nd Street! We have room for XBOX, Kinect, PS3, Wii, Guitar Hero, pool, ping pong, computers, an activities area and a cafe area where students can do homework, play games, eat snacks and hang out with friends and mentors. We moved to this new location in June 2012 because we outgrew our first home at Milton College! Look for the big red brick church- that's Crosspointe Community Church, and our entrance is at the NE corner of the building- close to 3rd Lane.
Fun activities are offered each day. From duct tape shoes to baking to soap carving to art projects, there's always something interesting to do. On Tuesdays we are privileged to host artisans from The Gathering Place who come and share their talents by teaching us. The afternoon before our winter and spring dances, mentors come to help the girls get ready by assisting with hair and makeup. Our art projects are always high quality and are nice enough to give as gifts. Some of the most popular activities are Guitar Hero or Just Dance tournaments.
_Mentors share their time and skills with us regularly. They bake with us, show us how to knit, teach us new board games, and provide quality art projects for us to name just a few things. Mentors also play video games or pool and ping pong with us, make sure we get a delicious after-school snack and help us with our homework. A few high school students are there as peer mentors, and they are great role models for us. Mentors are also people who listen to us, encourage us, and help us make positive choices and build healthy relationships.