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Gorge Youth Center

Gorge Youth Center

Sponsored by NW Natural


P.O. Box 1011
The Dalles, OR 97058

“So every child can reach their greatest potential!”
To provide a positive, affordable and safe place for youth and those organizations which seek to help young people develop into physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy adults.




Program Overview


For many years there has been a desire to see children and teens in the Mid-Columbia reach their greatest potential through a community youth center. This facility has been designed to serve the entire community with the emphasis on children and family.
Children and teenagers alike will be able to choose from a variety of activities including sports, music, art, drama, computers, and learning life skills.
The Gorge Youth Center will be more than just a place to hangout but will be designed to develop youth into well rounded adults, creating opportunities to enrich every aspect of their lives;
Physically – with sports and recreation activities in the gymnasium and fieldhouse while providing healthy meals and a garden.
Intellectually – through after-school programs assisting with homework, computer and multimedia labs through the arts and leadership development and job training, along with assisting them to become goal oriented in their lives.
Emotionally – by building relationships with caring adults to mentor them through temptations or problems, and through onsite counselors.

Spiritually – through faith-based groups.

GYC Update 2019: Architectural renderings, feasibility and sustainability plans have been completed. Capital Campaign is underway. Donations and volunteers are needed.

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