Teenagers in Springhill are benefiting from the generosity of the Inmate Committee at Springhill Institution. Inmate committee members were trying to figure out what to do with some old weight lifting equipment in the gymnasium that was no longer useable. They decided to send the weights to a scrap metal dealer. That decision earned them $500, which they wanted to donate to help youth and youth-at-risk.
The Citizen’s Advisory Committee got involved to help them and put out a call for proposals to groups that work with youth in the community. Groups had to submit proposals about how they would use the money if chosen. After reviewing the proposals, the committee chose Springhill Teen Center for their donation.
Springhill Teen Center is a very busy spot! The center is open to teens from grades 7-12 and offers a wide variety of activities, special events, sports and camps. More than 800 youths came through their doors since January 1, 2019. The Center plans to use the money to purchase paintball equipment and to turn their outdoor rink into a paintball field during the summer and fall.
It just goes to show that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.