OXFORD (June 25, 2018) –  State Senator Andy Dinniman recently visited the Lighthouse Youth Center to mark the organization’s 30th anniversary.

“For three decades the Lighthouse has a been a beacon of hope, faith, and advancement for so many young people in the Oxford area. It’s an asset to the community and one that’s making a significant difference in the lives of children, teens, and families,” Dinniman said. “I want to thank all of the staff, supporters, and patrons whose work has made the Lighthouse and its programs such a success so that it continues to serve young people throughout the region for generations to come.”

Dinniman, who serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee, also highlighted the importance and positive impact of afterschool programs on students and young people.

The Lighthouse Youth Center is a para-church organization that offers a plethora of free afterschool activities to young people age 9 to 18, including sports and recreational programs, homework assistance and tutoring, job coaching and career education, music lessons, community service opportunities, field trips and faith-based initiatives. The center also offers free afternoon snacks and a free evening meal Monday through Friday.

The Lighthouse began in 1988 in a storefront through the vision of many concerned citizens of the Oxford community. In March 2015, the Lighthouse opened its doors in its current facility at 245 Commerce Street, which allowed it to expand its programming and serve more young people.

 

 

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