Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 5:18 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Teens do have a place in Homer

In response to Todd Hydes recent opinion piece in the Homer News about giving youth a space to learn, spend time and build new skills, there is such a place. Currently, the R.E.C. Room (youth Resource and Enrichment Cooperative) is open from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for youth 12-18 as a safe place to hang out, to engage in and create healthy activities, and also as a one-stop shop for teen resources.

If anyone has a skill to teach teens, talk to us. The R.E.C. Room is an inter-agency co-op center where teens and community members can unite creating learning/skill-building/opportunity programs where young people can flourish.

We have great technology features as well as arts and crafts, garden group programs, cooking class programs, music production programs, Peer Education projects and day-to-day activities. So if you want to teach a class or group to teens, please call us to see if it would be appropriate for the R.E.C. Room to serve as the meeting spot to connect youth and community members. See our website (www.recroom.kbfpc.org) to learn more.

Anna Meredith, youth program manager

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic