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5ten Youth Center provides mentoring, basketball

ATWOOD – A peer mentoring program and a new basketball court are among new offerings of the 5ten Youth Center, the only community-based youth center in Northwest Kansas.

Middle and high school students were paired with elementary and younger students in mentoring relationships to provide kind and positive peer support. Grant funds helped fund costs of implementation, as well as partially funding construction of the court.

The youth center opened in 2015, after high school teacher Jenny Popp saw the need.