A new youth center in Marion is expected to open in the spring, thanks to the efforts of many people.
The building at 1220 E. Main St. was an auto repair shop until 2008 and prior to that a filling station.
Marion Advancement Campaign, or MAC, is the owner and title-holder of the property. Marion Youth Advancement Committee, or mYac, will function under MAC?s non-profit 501(c)3 status and will be responsible for all daily operations and costs of the center,? according to Amy Kjellin, chairwoman of mYac.
Before young people will be able to use the facility, a lot of refurbishing inside and out is needed, Kjellin said.
?We really want to encourage our youth to become more involved in the planning and remodeling stages of this project,? she said.
In fact, members of the mYac group consider it ?critical? they accomplish the goal with the youth instead of doing it for them.Read More