The IYS Youth Center, located at 601 East Main in Klamath Falls, is a place that the community relies on for a safe, structured, supervised after-school program for their kids. Youth Center attendance is always free of charge. The Youth Center operates solely with funds generated by fundraising efforts, grants, and financial gifts received from individual and business donors within the community. At the Youth Center kids are off the streets, and have the opportunity to learn and grow in a positive and nurturing environment. An average of 60-80 youth come through its’ doors daily. Kids at the Youth Center enjoy a free USDA approved meal daily.
The Youth Center operates solely with funds generated by fundraising events, grants, and financial gifts received from individual and business donors within the community.
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Staff and volunteers make learning fun, with educational group and individual activities, including:
Group & Individual Reading Time
Group Learning Activities
Arts and Crafts Time is one of the favorite activities at the IYS Youth Center. Youth participate in projects that help them learn to work together and build new skills, including:
Beading Crafts & Jewelry
Planting & Gardening Projects
Thank You & Holiday Cards
Special Holiday Projects
Games are another favorite of the kids at the Youth Center, and help them learn teamwork, patience, sharing, and how to win or lose gracefully. Games like foosball, bumper pool and air hockey, as well as board games and age appropriate WII games are some the kids’ favorites!