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“After serving on the board of ROOTS Teen Center for nearly a year, I have witnessed overwhelming support from our community towards lifting the voices of young people. While the support provided by New Hope United Methodist Church made the inception of ROOTS possible, it continues to be instrumental in helping us build an organizational foundation so that we may scaffold outward based on young people’s needs. This support is activated beyond fiscal sponsorship: Members of the New Hope community serve on the Board of Directors and as dedicated volunteers, some of which young people have built lasting relationships with. Within the last year, we have doubled visitorship and fundraising efforts, and hired a volunteer coordinator that has already begun strengthening and expanding our volunteer program, which allows ROOTS doors to stay open. New Hope now joins a slew of community supporters that are dedicating time and resources to maintain this safe space for young people, where they can feel empowered and heard. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank New Hope for hosting a fire in all of us to serve the young people in our community.”
-Rebecca Waterhouse, ROOTS Board of Directors Secretary