Posted by Travis Silvas | The County Journal | Charlotte, MI
The name captures the intent perfectly — Crosswalk Teen Center. Founder Rick Todd envisioned opening a facility that could safely bridge the gap between school and home for teens, a safe place for kids to “come, learn, be and do.” A crosswalk is intended to provide safe passage. So far Crosswalk Teen Center has done the same for a number of local teens.
Todd and a few CTC board members shared some of the facility’s accomplishments with members of Can Do! Wednesday, Oct. 22 as hosts of its monthly meeting. Included in the presentation were stories of how Crosswalk Teen Center has helped bridge the gap between the community and residents of the Eaton County Youth Facility, whom are working their way through the juvenile justice system.
The partnership started early in the process when Youth Facility staff member, Jason Beam learned about Crosswalk Teen Center from CTC board member Cindy Hosek. Beam, who takes many of his residents on community service projects every Saturday morning, offered to help with renovating the facility.