After 50 years of serving North Shore teens, we were planning another wonderful mid-May benefit. The hall and band and caterer were arranged and silent auction prizes were gathered. But, Covid-19 has made us scrap all that.Yet the WYO still is working with teens. They are both reachable and comforta... Read More
After 50 years of serving North Shore teens, we were planning another wonderful mid-May benefit. The hall and band and caterer were arranged and silent auction prizes were gathered. But, Covid-19 has made us scrap all that.
Yet the WYO still is working with teens. They are both reachable and comfortable with online programs. By good luck, our new management is uniquely qualified to develop such to help teens cope with “stay-at-home” -
- Krysten Warnes, our Executive Director, has a recent six years in developing and managing online educational, music-oriented affairs.
- James Pappadis, our Program Director, has solid experience teaching teens both online and in person.
Weekly examples of what they and the teens have been safely doing the past three months are:
- Youth Board Meetings
- Fitness Challenge Classes
- Meditation & Relaxation Sessions
- Virtual Game Nights
- Online Social Service Opportunities
We need your financial support to sustain the WYO now and when we can re-open. With appropriate funding, we will continue to offer social service opportunities, a safe space for teens to hang out when “stay at home” is no longer the rule.
Please help us sustain the opportunities for our teens by donating below. They need opportunities outside of their schools to help them develop their individuality. Visit www.winnetkayo.org to see the many ways we’re helping teens thrive in our community! Thank you in advance for your support towards what has become a community treasure.
P.S. The huge teen participation the past year shows there’s a very real community need. Your tax-deductible donation makes a huge difference in the lives of our community’s teens.
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Our Executive Director has the management background from previously managing over 20 employees at two music schools. Her experience also includes supporting promotions at iHeartRadio and managing contestants at Telemundo. Warnes has 2 degrees, one from The University of Akron, along with being valedictorian at Full Sail University.
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