Stewart’s Shops recently presented the Boys & Girls Club SoZo Teen Center, an affiliate of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County (CHJC), with funds from its 2016 Holiday Match Program. CHJC Community Based Services Coordinator, Riley Keenan and Teen Center youth participant, Jesse Steel, (left) accept the donation from Stewart’s Carthage location Store Manager, Rita Powell. Also present (far right) is CHJC Community Based Program Manager, Cathy Stenfeldt.
Stewart’s Holiday Match funding will help defray the cost of Teen Center enrichment opportunities including sports and recreational opportunities, academic support (tutoring/homework help), life skills development, cooking/nutrition classes, job skills and field trips.
The Boys & Girls Club SoZo Teen Center is a drop-in Center open to area teens at no charge. It is located in the rear of the Marcy Building, 171 Polk Street, Watertown – just off Public Square. The Center is open Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 8:00 pm and on Friday till 9:00 pm.