Grant Highlight: TYC Summer Enrichment Activities

The Seward Teen and Youth Center (TYC) received a $2,500 grant through SCF’s 2017 competitive grant cycle in support of their youth summer programs. The TYC has an exceptional summer camp program packed with enrichment activities and all kinds of outdoor activities. This grant allows the TYC to offer enrichment activities that are not otherwise available to the community.

Summer 2017 has TYC moving and shaking. On a recent trip to the zoo, fourth through seventh graders went on a behind the scenes tour. The kids got up close and personal with wolves, coyote, polar bears, tigers, lynx, and more. They learned the difference in animal communication styles and were even able to get the coyote talking. First through third graders received a lesson on the polar bear and then visited with “Apo” behind the scenes.

Another trip took TYC youth on an exploration of Sourdough nature at Quartz Creek Campground. They learned about gold panning, worked the sleuths box, and panned for their own flakes of gold. Every one of the 49 kids was lucky!

Funding for this grant came from the Seward Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund and the City of Seward Unrestricted Fund.