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Original article posted by Dave Foster 9/22/2023 on First City News.
A new gathering place for teens is in the works for Vincennes.
On Thursday, local high school students helped restore the basement of the Old Town Player’s Theater as a part of the United Way Days of Caring Event.
In a partnership with OTP, the city of Vincennes is converting the basement into a teen center.
This is all a part of the HELP initiative which stands for Hoosier Enduring Legacy Program.
Vincennes was one of only 9 communities in Indiana awarded funding through the to better the community.
One of the most recognized needed amenities identified through analysis earlier this year was a place for teens to congregate. according to HELP Community Coordinator Jamie Dugan.
The students that volunteered Thursday were all a part of the Student Council at South Knox High School.
Mayor Joe Yochum says that this event helps to show teenagers the benefits of being a part of the community.
The teen center in the basement of the Old Town Player’s Theater has a target opening of 2024.
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