Highland Enrichment Learning Programs Community Youth Center Set To Open May 31

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The former Brainerd Jr. High School and 21st Century Academy building has been restored and will open May 31, as Highland Enrichment Learning Programs (HELP), a community youth center.  

As part of Highland's “Help Our Youth Campaign” it will host its first annual Family Fun Festival and three on three basketball tournament on Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on 104 N. Tuxedo Ave. Register online at help-youth.org

The Highland Youth Center sits in the heart of the Brainerd Community and will offer arts, education, sports programs and summer camps for students ages five-18 years old.

Register online for Girls for Christ or Sports University, two of Highland’s Summer Camps at help-youth.

org.    

The dates are June 2-July 25, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $75 per week. Limited scholarships are available.

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