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Volunteers Make a Difference at Asarese-Matters Youth Center

Posted: December 18, 2009
Proof that it takes a village, legions of volunteers and service-learning students from Buffalo State College are helping the beleaguered Asarese-Matters Youth Center achieve its vision of being a safe afterschool haven for at-risk youths to learn and play.

The center, located on Rees Street adjacent to the Buffalo State College campus, serves about 300 youths, ages 8 to 18, each week. Nearly half the young people who frequent the center in the summer are considered at-risk as they are passed from one relative’s or friend’s home to another. Many are newly arrived refugees who speak little English, indicative of the more than 70 languages spoken on the West Side.

Read more about Buffalo State's involvement with the Asarese-Matters Youth Center in the Bulletin.
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