RENSSELAER, Ind. (WLFI) - Two community members are doing everything they can to save a youth center and day care in Jasper County.
As News 18 reported last week, the Jasper County Youth Center was slated to close its doors at the end of the month. Terre Haute-based Gibault currently runs the center, but will soon cease operations because of financial reasons.
Community members Lance Strange and Michael Armstrong are trying to keep the center open. They have created a corporation called Families of JCYC and are working to become a non-profit organization. They are also trying to get state licensing for a day care center.
They said they're doing it for their own children who go to the day care as well as all the other families in Jasper County.
"We really love the center and the care that it brings to our kids and the education standpoint that this center provides," said Lance Strange.
"Well, it is a lot of effort, that's for sure. The main thing for us was our families and the families of the people in the community. It's very important for this center to stay open," said Michael Armstrong.
The next steps in the process are staffing and fundraising through donations. Strange said the new non-profit organization will start operating the center on Sept. 30.
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