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In 1999, a concerned group of Richfield Spring's parents founded the non-profit Zone Youth Center to address challenges facing the children of the community. Their goal was and still is to establish a positive environment where the youth of Richfield Springs can thrive. "The Zone" moved from rental facility to rental facility until it was decided to work toward a permanent home for the organization. With much planning by the many dedicated volunteers and the generous help of the community, we were able to construct a building on the corner of Walnut and Ann Street. We moved into our new facility during the summer of 2009. The Zone Youth now have a permanent home. Time brought not only growth; but, change....in regard to the expansion of our programs. In addition to the teen Zone Program, the Center offers a NYS certified After School Program, Stories Come Alive, Family Fun Night and SOUPer Seniors, as well as sponsoring many community activities that would engage the youth, their families and older adults. We have transitioned into a central hub for those locally as well as those in surrounding communities!
Mission Statement: To empower individuals with educational, emotional and social life skills through effective programming, enabling the family unit to become stronger, ultimately creating a thriving community.
Vision Statement: Continually providing quality programs and services that foster positive change.