The Story of Us
Over the past twelve years, LCYC’s primary focus has been the young people of LaGrange County. We have provided a variety of opportunities for LaGrange County youth and their families, including afterschool programs, out of school suspension program, summer camps, kite festivals, and community involvement. Where would some of these young people be if we didn’t offer these programs? “On the streets. In trouble.”
LCYC’s longstanding goal has been to offer the young people a space where we can teach life skills and prepare them for a purposeful life. By broadening our vision, we came to realize that by providing those services to the youth not only affects them but potentially their entire family.
In 2010 we received a donation of land to be used for the benefit of the community. Building a recreational center has been an integral part of the vision of the organization from the beginning. In the absence of such a center, we have had to conduct all our programs and activities at various locations around the county, such as area schools and county parks.
Our plan for sustainability is with revenues generated through rent, facility usage and the variety of youth and adult classes/sport leagues that will be available. It is our belief that with these new ventures, in addition to a more positive economic climate, increased community support and private donations LCYC will be able to meet its goal of becoming financially independent and self-sustained.