How a teen center transformed a city | Culture & Leisure

Six years ago, downtown Kamiah didn’t have much street life. In this town of more than 1,000 people on the banks of the Clearwater River, “nothing to do for young people” was a common complaint.

Today, a thriving teen center in the heart of downtown provides teenagers with a place to hang out after school and on weekends. Pool and ping pong tables, table football, games, books and a big screen TV will keep you entertained. Homework help and tutoring are available, as well as life skills classes, service projects, and crafts for younger children. It is also a starting point for free or low-cost adventure and cultural trips in the region.

It started with $75

A safe place for teenagers

Giving more work to teenagers

Give back to the community

“Endless” support

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