Perspectives alumni notes: Kenyon Youth Center update

June 1, 2014
Melissa Dobbs, BSW '14, opens Kenyon Youth Center and Community Center
Melissa Dobbs at opening of the Kenyon Youth Center in 2013

The development of the Kenyon Youth Center was challenging, but has turned into a big success.  All Seasons Community Services had a vision of opening a possible youth center, but it was a vision for the future.  They supported me exploring my passion within the context of my field placement and I brought it to life this year.  By supporting me to focus my field placement on developing the Youth Center, the agency got to have a test run to see if the center would work, and because it has been so successful, the agency has decided to open a more comprehensive Community Center in which the youth will still play a strong role.  The new Community Center will open in fall of 2014, one year after the opening of the youth center. It has been amazing to see my work and learning develop into a long-term community resource.

Melissa Dobbs, BSW '14