COMPLETE TOUR—James Brown of the Lighthouse and the YMCA Homewood takes everyone around the YMCA under construction and explains what they are doing. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

COMPLETE TOUR—James Brown of the Lighthouse and the YMCA Homewood takes everyone around the YMCA under construction and explains what they are doing. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

Local leaders and elected officials got an early glimpse of progress on the construction of the Creative Youth Center during the “Better Together” Advocacy Tour of the Homewood YMCA.

Phase one of construction is nearly complete, and YMCA leaders will show officials how students will use the new music education suite, recording studio, demonstration kitchen and high-tech flexible classroom will transform the Y’s afterschool and summer enrichment programs. In addition, YMCA leaders also showed plans for the outdoor garden and plaza, black box theater, art & design lab, computer lab and much more that will be included in later phases of construction.

The “Better Together” Advocacy Tour of the Homewood YMCA was part of the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs’ Advocacy Week. The YMCA marks advocacy week by inviting elected officials, local leaders and community members to tour YMCA buildings and activities to see how the YMCA’s programs support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

 

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