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Nebraska Youth Center shapes the future of youth

Published: Oct. 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The Nebraska Youth Center is working to change the stigma surrounding troubled youth. The center provides services to youth who may have run away from home or who have been in bad situations.

Under the care of the Nebraska Youth Center staff, the youth can be exposed to new opportunities and learning experiences.

Some youth come from impoverished homes, so something as little as attending a sit-down restaurant could be considered a luxury to them.

“We had one boy who was wearing shoes that we about two sizes too big and they were falling apart,” said Manager of Nebraska Youth Center Chris Amaya. “With the donations, people give to the center, we were able to buy the boy’s first pair of new shoes. He was overjoyed.”

The center works to create new experiences to provide teachable lessons to the youth to make them better when they leave.

“We are here to try and help them and teach them a better and a new way of coping or moving forward so they can be successful in society,” said Amaya.

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