Cambridge CAP Youth Center The Cambridge CAP Youth Center offers a safe place for youth to participate in positive social, recreational, educational, and community service activities under the supervision of professional staff.
Where is the Youth Center Located? The Cambridge Youth Center is located at 211 South Street, in rooms 317 & 318 of the Nikolay Middle School. We are fortunate to be housed right in the middle school so students do not have to walk through town to attend.
Who can attend?
When is the Youth Center Open?
Cambridge students currently in grades 5 - 8 are welcome to attend
School Year: Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Early Release or Special Open Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on Major Holidays
What does it cost? Daily attendance for the drop-in program is FREE. For special programs, field trips, or dances a minimal cost may be involved. There are also snacks and refreshments at the Youth Center that students can purchase.
YC Wish List How long do students have to stay?
Batteries Wii Games (Rated E) Wii Controllers
The Youth Center is a drop-in program so youth can come late or leave early, depending on their individual schedules. However, youth are not allowed to come and go as they please. Once they sign out and leave, they may not be allowed back in. For example, parent permission is required in a situation where a student may need to leave for an appointment, then they may return.
Volleyballs Kickballs Dodgeballs Craft Supplies New Upright Freezer Xbox with Kinnect & Games DVDs rated G or PG Tablets Digital Subscriptions to Magazines for Teens
What do the kids do at the Youth Center? Ping Pong
Why Does Cambridge Need a Youth Center? Prevention! Middle school years are when youth develop habits, values, and friends that influence them for the rest of their lives. According to the Dane County Youth Assessment of 2012 of Cambridge students: •
12% of 7th & 8th graders have tried alcohol; by 9th grade 22% have drank alcohol.
5% of 7th & 8th graders have tried marijuana; by 9th grade 17% have tried marijuana.
5% of 7th & 8th graders have vandalized property while 6% of 9th graders have.
However, 31% of 7th & 8th graders also visit the Youth Center at least one day per week
Cambridge has a need, as shown by attendance. •
Attendance at the Youth Center averages over 30 youth daily.
Over 60% of the middle school population has attended the Youth Center at least once in a year.
Food for thought: Where would these kids be if the Youth Center was not open?
How Can I Help? •
Support one of the Youth Center fundraisers purchase Papa Murphy’s Pizza or attend the Spaghetti Dinner on Nov. 14
VOLUNTEER - after school, at fundraisers, or special events
Designate the Cambridge CAP Youth Center as your charity of choice for your United Way giving
Become a handyman that the Youth Center can call when small maintenance or construction projects are needed.
Donate supplies, sports equipment, pre-packaged snacks, time, or funds throughout the year.
Complete the form on the back and return to show your immediate support. •
Create or log into your Cambridge CAP online registration account and select Make A Donation to the Cambridge CAP Youth Center to donate online!
Donation Form Please complete the form and return, with donation, to: Cambridge CAP Youth Center PO Box 54 Cambridge, WI 53523
[ ] I would like to make a donation in the amount of $________ Please make check payable to Cambridge CAP. All donations are tax deductible. [ ] I am interested in volunteering at the Youth Center Name: ________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Comments/Suggestions:
PO Box 54 Cambridge, WI 53523
Postal Customer Cambridge, WI 53523