In early December our Center opens up to our community to allow people to choose from an abundance of new and gently used things - everything from A to Z to give as Christmas presents to their loved ones.
Each summer we have an eight week long, all day summer camp for children to participate in educational opportunities, learn to be socially engaged, receive nutritious meals AND have fun!
Students receive help on homework assignments and access to educational, sport and recreational programs. A six-week Track and Field Program was one of our big successes: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and former University of Pittsburgh Running Back, Roger Kingdom states, "If you can reach these young kids and get them inspired, it gives them an alternative to being led by the wrong crowd."Kingdom, who is now head track and field coach at California University of Pennsylvania, hosted the introduction of the LeMoyne Community Center's six-week track and field program, taught by volunteers.
"These kids showing up here are our future. We have to take care of them or we don't have a future."
Washington County Police Chief James Blyth
The LeMoyne Community Center recognizes the need for youth to have a positive outlet for their energy and creativity, and it is largely due to Camp Challenge that the local crime rate has declined.Positive outcomes achieved by the Center will continue to be evaluated by a number of factors, including the number of participants it serves daily and annually. Washington County school districts have agreed to provide report cards each period for every student who attends the Center. Those statistics will be used as a concrete metric to determine student progress and to develop current and future programming.
Girls in this program will read a book around which they will follow a curriculum, including making meals from the corresponding culture & era and arranging a theater show of the plot.
These are the videos that were created by some our students in our broadcasting class. The class was taught by Mr. Chris Moore formally from WQED who challenged the youth to put together their own advertsiments based on the classes provided at the Lemoyne Center. The students used their own phone cameras, chose their own topics, and had the initative to finish their projects in a short period of time for the 2016 Black History Month Program.
The Lemoyne Community Center is developing, shaping, defining, and stabilizing our community with education, arts, health, and recreational programs.
We at the LeMoyne Community Center are dedicated to helping our children. We ask that you help us help our children by donating to the community center to further our mission. All the programs are free to youth regardless of income. We thank you in advance for your donation.