Ely Community Resource has been providing positive youth development activities available to ALL youth--from the time they enter school until they graduate--for going on 44 years! No fees are charged. Youth benefit from in-school and after-school tutoring and literacy programs, age-appropriate social skills development activities as well as recreation and mentoring activities, leadership development opportunities, and college and career education and awareness efforts. Our goals are to provide meaningful caring-adult mentorship and to create a peer community that supports positive choices.
Continuing to support ALL Ely kids....
Our Ely kids are happy to be able to do things in groups again. Our Spring Forward project helped to finally afford a van so we can help all students participate. New mentoring efforts have resulted in a number of active groups. One group is learning about video production guided by community experts with access to equipment. Another is learning outdoor skills and even venturing on overnight trips! We're planning some fantastic programs with the Ely Public Library and field trips with an environmental and even a literary focus. That van you all helped us acquire has supported these exciting new developments and promises to be busy in the next year also.
This year's Give to the Max Day funds will be earmarked for supporting these activities that will offer exciting ways to learn, new ways for students to follow their own interests, and ways to discover connections with their community that will support growing up strong. Specifically, they will be used for travel expenses, some new equipment, and additional staff time. Our dream is to be able to have the Ely Rec Center open more hours to provide a place for those interests to be pursued!
Thank you for caring for our kids!