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Scranton CCC Supports Local Youth Center

March 24, 2022 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

A plaque for the Catholic Youth Center of Scranton

For the month of February, Scranton Community Corrections Center collected items for the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center.

For more than 70 years, the Wyoming Valley CYC has provided a solid foundation for area youth, developing the personalities, gifts, talents and goals of thousands of young men and women while serving as a major recreation agency and early-childhood Keystone Stars education center for greater Wilkes-Barre. Throughout its history, the CYC has evolved to meet changing community needs and now offers social and recreational opportunities to adults and senior citizens as it operates with a motto of “For the Young and the Young at Heart.”

All programming fosters physical, intellectual, and moral development as it combats and prevents substance abuse and delinquency. The CYC is a community leader iin providing youth developmental activities with programs in childcare, summer day camp, swimming, sports, drug and alcohol prevention and life skills training.

Currently the agency has over 30 full-time employees and approximately 60 part-time staff. The CYC operates the largest childcare program in Luzerne County that includes before-school and after-school Child Care and Summer Day Camp for school aged youth. The CYC complex rests on 2.5 acres of land in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The facilities include a childcare center, two full-size gymnasiums, state-of-the-art aquatic center, literacy library, two playgrounds and a beautiful park.The Scranton CCC collected nearly $700 of sporting goods such as, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls and whiffle bats, as well as various children’s activity workbooks.

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