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Youth Appreciation Day: Youth Appreciation Day is an annual event that is held in June.  This event recognizes all the youth in town that have utilized their time and energy to help out and volunteer in the community in which they live. This includes all the many youth who help at the Youth Center as well as the youth who assist in many of the Youth Services volunteer programs. The evening is filled with awards, gifts, wise words from a guest speaker, and a cookout. Also at this event, 2-4 graduating seniors are acknowledged for receiving college scholarships funds from JNHYC, Inc. 
 
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Last Day of School Party: This is an annual Summer Kickoff event held for Youth Center members. Each year members can count on a great start to their summer with a cookout, carnival games, inflatables, a photobooth and more.

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6th Grade Welcome Week: At the start to every school year, we hold our Welcome Week with different activities each day, just for 6th graders, to give our newest members a taste of the activities we offer at the Youth Center.
 
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Jeffrey Middlemiss Stop the Silence 3 on 3 Tourney: This great event takes place at the Youth Center every fall to bring awareness to the issue of addiction in our community, and to raise money that goes towards programs helping with addiction recovery. The event includes guest speakers on the topic of addiction, and raises money for scholarships for students to further their education.
 
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Special Olympics: The North Andover Crusaders utilize our building/gym for their Special Olympics basketball program from November to March. The program brings together Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners building friendship, character, leadership and inspiring greatness in all who participate. Contact Kathy Keith at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information. 
 
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Booster Club Basketball: The Youth Center collaborates with Booster Club basketball during the winter season, with the 4th grade Winter Basketball League being held on Saturday mornings at the Youth Center. 
 
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Youth & Recreation Services Carnival:   A major fundraiser for the Youth Center is traditionally held annually during the last weekend in April. 
 
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NAPD RAD: The Youth Center has been teaming up with the North Andover Police Department to bring the national RAD self-defense programs to our youth. We have hosted multiple self-defense programs for grades K-5, as well as one for teenage girls. Thank you NAPD!
 
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NAPD National Night Out: Every year our NAYRS summer staff participates in the Police Department's National Night Out event!
 
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Other Special Events That We Are Involved In:
  • Rockin For Tim Fundraiser
  • Academic Basketball Awareness Camp
  • Cystic Fibrosis Fundraisers
  • Knight to Shine Fundraiser
  • Merrimack Valley Relay for Life
  • Stevens Pond Swim Meet
 
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