CC Boys Girls Club2HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/18/17) — The Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County announced the official ribbon cutting of the Cornell Teen Center is 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 1600 Walnut Street.

There will be an open house for new members and their parents immediately following the ceremony, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This public event is presented by Jennie Stuart Medical Center and is free of charge.

The Cornell Teen Center will serve youth in grades 7-12 to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens, organizers said. The teen center can accommodate up to 80 youth. The Boys and Girls Club is actively seeking new members to be involved.

“We are very excited to offer this new addition, which will provide opportunities and resources to our community’s teens. We are very grateful to the many sponsors and community members that helped make this dream a reality and hope to introduce our teens to new areas of study and talent development,” said organization director Terrence Davis.

The 2,700 square-foot Cornell Teen Center offers two main areas: a game room complete with a lounging area, pool tables, foosball and video games and a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Lab that includes 3-D printer technology as well as a music recording studio. The program provides innovative activiites that allows teens to reach their full potential.

The initial project began with a substantial commitment from Warren and Louise Cornell to cover programming expenses for the first five years. Mr. Cornell was one of the original board members of the Boys and Girls Club in 2005. The Cornells are members of the Founder’s Club, and their commitment continues to positively impact the lives of youth in the community.

The funding for the capital project came from the city of Hopkinsville, with a total cost of approximately $408,000. Construction for this venture was overseen by Community and Development Services, Davis said.

To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Hopkinsville-Christian County, visit www.bgchcc.org.

The Club provides a safe, structured and positive environment for young people after school and during school breaks.

SurfKY News
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