The Hartland teen center, which is scheduled to open in September, is hoping to provide a safe space for teens in grades 7 through 12 while also providing services and activities.
A wish list will soon be presented to the community for needed items that will include furniture, televisions and computer items, according to HERO president and Hartland schoolteacher, Kay Fountain.
Volunteers met earlier this week, helping to clean up the space of the former Hartland township hall, and according to Fountain, the efforts are going very well and she is hoping the center will be able to open it’s door on schedule.
Keeping the center “teen driven” has been a point Fountain and other board members such as Ceci Marlow, director of the Cromaine Library, have stressed and one of the reasons why they recruited a teenager, Shoshana Reynolds, to be part of their board.
Some parents, however, may have concerns regarding the center.
“Parents are saying it’s just going to be another drug center,” Reynolds said during an interview with Patch. “But there are good kids who are going to stand up and say something.”
Hartland Patch wants to know, what are your thoughts regarding the teen center? What activities or programs do you think should be offered? Will you allow your children to go and participate at the center after school hours?
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