LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than two dozen volunteers were honored for their work with at-risk kids in Greater Lafayette Friday.
The Tippecanoe Youth Center, which opened less than a year ago, recognized the hard work of the people who make the facility possible with a banquet.
Program director DuShaun Goings says 25 to 30 kids visit the center each day. Volunteers help the kids with homework, play games and even participate in 4-H and Girl Scouts.
Goings says seeing the response from the community has been humbling.
"We have individuals that have given their free time at a time when the economy is really bad and it just shows the resolve of people here in the community," says Goings.
The banquet also featured a silent auction to raise money for the youth center.
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