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DCCA-DYS launches after-school program in Kagman

(Press Release) — The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs-Division of Youth Services Family & Youth Enhancement Program-Youth Services section is pleased to announce the ongoing after-school program at the Kagman Community Center.

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Students in Kagman participate in one of the Division of Youth Services’ after-school program.  Contributed photo
The program kicked off with an open house on Dec. 16 and is held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The program now has over 40 registered youth participants catering to students from the Kagman area, including student volunteers who are providing assistance to work toward completing their school required community hours.

Aside from homework/school project sessions, the program also provides for youth prevention activities that will focus on literacy, art and music, career opportunities and cultural demonstrations.

Future program content will include healthy living through partnerships with CHCC “Let’s Move Marianas” and NMC-CREES “Children Health Living” programs as well as covering a variety of youth empowerment topics. A special acknowledgement goes out to partners including the Kagman schools for participant recruitment, IT&E for internet services, Joeten-Kiyu Public Library for the weekly Bookmobile services and Chacha Oceanview Middle School shop class students for constructing window seats, tables, benches and book shelves as additional resource for the center.