Miles City Youth Coalition to welcome community during Christmas Stroll

Molly Jacobson
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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Our teens today are struggling with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and loneliness than ever before. The Miles City Youth Coalition hopes to change that.

Miles City’s very own center for teens is opening its doors to the public during the Christmas Stroll on Friday. We encourage everyone in the community (not just teens!) to come check out our new space at the top floor of 908 Main Street on December 6. Our MCYC volunteers and board members will be serving up cookies and cocoa and giving tours.

When we imagined the space, our goal was to create a place for Miles City teens to call their own – a place to hang out and find the support they desperately need. Thanks to incredibly generous community involvement, donations, and prayer, we’ve been able to do that.

The Miles City Youth Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making sure that every teen in our area has the tools they need to become healthy, mature adults. Our focus? To provide Miles City teens with four simple things: a place to call their own, fun things to do, opportunities to grow, and a sturdy spiritual foundation. Over the last 12 months, we’ve put on 7 events, all of which have been a raging success among local teens. The next event, a gingerbread house contest, kicks off in the space just after the Christmas stroll. As always, there will be food, fun, and “fresh beats.”

Just to be clear: we’re not a youth group or a church trap! Life is hard, especially as a teen. We get that, and we believe the best way to go through life is with Jesus. But if that’s not your thing, that’s ok. Whoever you are, wherever you’re at, we want you to come hang out with us. We want everyone to feel like they belong here and they’re cared about.

Teens, parents, and all of Miles City are encouraged to come see MCYC’s new home during the Christmas stroll on Friday, December 6. Whether you’ve got a teen, were a teen, are a teen, or will be a teen, MCYC wants to share a cup of cocoa with you. Please take a few minutes to drop by Miles City’s brand-new youth center and see how we hope to equip our teens for the future. For more information, or to find out how you can help, visit www.mcyouth.org.

( Molly Jacobson is a board member for the Miles City Youth Coalition.)

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