Community Service Programs
The Staff of the Community Center partners with schools and churches and area youth on three special days of service throughout the year; National Youth Service Day, Day of Caring, and Make A Difference Day.
Typically, we clean gutters, clean out flowerbeds, rake leaves, wash windows, clean out garages, etc. for area seniors. Seniors sign up for the service and youth from area schools, churches and the neighborhood sign up to volunteer for the day.
The intergenerational component of the project is as valuable to the seniors and youth as the work accomplished on that day. Staff also works with the Independence Youth Court, Family Court and Jackson County Court to enable area youth to fulfill their community service responsibilities while at the same time they are performing valuable tasks at the Community Center.