The Ardmore Avenue Community Centert akes serious its charge to have a positive impact on the development of youth. The Center offers a safe haven with programs that give the youth the opportunity for growth and supportive and caring relationships with adults. The Center provides a critical context within the community, playing a role in shaping the lives of young people. The AACC offers a broad spectrum of services and opportunities tailored to the needs and interest of our youth where they can learn new skills, develop important competencies and establish healthy supportive relationships with peers and adults.
Our programs provide meaningful relationships, a sense of belonging, self esteem, self-identity, leadership skills, self-initiative, positive time management and conflict resolution. The staff empowers the young people allowing them to be involved in the decision making process during planning, implementation and evaluation. The Center involve youth as leaders in programs. They are given the opportunity for hands on learning. Relationship building is an important focus. We know and understand that demographics do not equate destiny!