TLC Youth Services
Terry Carlile (903)261-3311
Imagine a group of individuals, churches & organizations pulling together to open a youth center in the heart of the most desperate communities of their city. What differences can a youth center make for the kids,neighborhood and community?
1) Research and learn about youth centers.
My story is about The Refuge that served over 100 youth every Friday and Saturday night for 3½ years, plus offered other programs. All I want to do is be able share what we learned back in2000-2003. Whatever God has blessed me in with experience, is free to you and your organization.
2) What is the real purpose of your center? What will be that motivating factor that energizes youand helps you persevere through everything....3) The right location I understand you have two locations to consider. Fortunately, it sounds likethey are easily accessible to the neighborhood kids.4) What sort of building, pre-existing?5) The right person heading up the project?
II. COMMUNITY/PUBLIC RELATIONS.
1) effective partnerships with any and appropriate youth service organizations2) public relationsa) intro information brochure b) web sitec) news releasesd) public meetingse) civic clubsf) community groupsg) neighborhood groups3) mediaa) make listing, including main contacts, email addresses, etc.b) send monthly news releases
1)funding: short & long term2)identify local charity giving groups