SUPERVISOR DIANNE JACOB
DATE: December 2, 2003
CONTACT STEVE SCHMIDT AT 619-531-4766 or 619-206-9108
NEW LAKESIDE TEEN CENTER IS PLACE FOR ART, MUSIC AND FUN
LAKESIDE - Five years in the making, Lakeside's young people at last have a building to call their own.
Designed and decorated by mostly by teens, the Lakeside Teen Center is the new home of the exciting REC Club, a drop-in program that provides homework assistance, fitness programs, mentoring, counseling and many fun and educational classes. Classes include film production, arts and crafts, dance lessons, disc jockeying and music lessons.
Second District Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who helped secure funding for the Lakeside Teen Center, joined a large group of smiling young people to officially christen the new hangout at 9911 Vine Street. Jacob said the building is part of a bigger plan to provide a safe and livable community for youth to reach their full potential.
"The Lakeside Teen Center not only provides a safe environment for youth to gather to have fun, it also functions as a place where kids can develop social skills and healthy behaviors," said Jacob. "More than a hangout, the center is a place to learn and grow."
The Lakeside Teen Center and the REC Club programs are for any interested middle or high school students and will function Monday through Friday from 2 - 6 p.m. and will include some planned weekend events. For more information please visit http://www.sdparks.org/.