The Youth Outlet's ribbon cutting ceremony and community open house Monday August 17, made-way for it's official first day, Tuesday August 18.
From August 18-20, with a limit of 10 students per day due to Covid restrictions, the Outlet Youth Center is partnering with the Rochester Community School Cooperation and offering a place to go for students who need reliable internet for e Learning.
Tuesday and Thursday will be for grades 9-12 and Wednesday is for grades 6-8 from 8:15am to 3:15pm.
Once in-person school begins at Rochester Community Schools August 24, the youth center will be available to students after school on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:15-5:30 pm and will be able to be used more as a recreational space.
Both masks and social distancing are required at Outlet Youth Center.
Located at 602 Main Street in Rochester, the youth center was created to accommodate area Middle School and High School age students with a safe, supervised place to hang out featuring a pool table, air-hockey table, foosball table, games, snacks, a study area and more.
Executive Director Patience Hisey says the shower and laundry area is also open to the community and can be scheduled for a time outside of student hours.
All hygiene items will be provided, including towels and washcloths.
Laundry soap and supplies are also provided, with community access to their washer and dryer.