The 6,200-square-foot facility will provide a larger, modern space for Youth Alliance’s youth-leadership work and will double the nonprofits’ current office space. “This center is specifically for youth empowerment, education and life success,” said Diane Ortiz, Youth Alliance executive director. “We are exceptionally grateful to the City Council and to Clay Lee for supporting this effort to provide positive alternatives to Hollister youth.”
The center will house multiple counseling rooms, a youth-training area with computer stations and program-specific meeting rooms. The Youth Empowerment Center will be located off of Tres Pinos Road in Hollister. “With our new space, we can expand our outreach and continue to provide a safe, fun place for youth to get support and work together on issues that are important to them while having a place to call their own,” Ortiz said.
Youth Alliance hopes to raise $40,000 to begin renovations of the new facility. Ted Davis, of Teknova, and K&S properties, has already committed generous monetary and in-kind support as well as showing business and community support for local youth
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