Through a collaborative effort by Tri-Lakes Young Life and YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, a new Young Life wing is set to open at the Tri-Lakes YMCA in Monument this fall. The groundbreaking took place Saturday.
The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and Tri-Lakes Young Life received an anonymous donation to fund the building a connecting wing off of the Tri-Lakes YMCA building, according to a news release. The wing will provide a place for teens and will host Young Life events such as “Club – A Party with a Purpose,” “Campaigners” — a weekly meeting for kids to learn and grow in their faith and other Young Life area events. This will be a central location for high schools associated with Tri-Lakes Young Life, including District 38 and northern District 20 schools.
“We could not be more excited about the growth of Young Life in the Tri-Lakes area. This will be a great collaboration with the YMCA to positively impact the lives of adolescents. Asking for a building seemed like an impossible request, yet it was made possible,” according to Tri-Lakes Young Life Area Director Jeremy VanHaitsma.
Tri-Lakes YMCA Executive Director Heather Steinman said in the release, “The Tri-Lakes YMCA is excited to partner with another organization that supports kids, family and teens.”
The 5,000 square foot facility offers a gymnasium for sports such as basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and more. There will also be an area for socializing, gaming and creative outlets as well.
CEO and president of YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region Boyd Williams said, “The partnership between the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and Young Life allows for teens to engage in various healthy activities in a safe environment, which is a fundamental component of the Y’s mission in our community.”
For more information about the Young Life expansion in the Tri-Lakes area, visit tri-lakes.younglife.org.