DPS Young Adult Program’s Friendsgiving at SCT

By Amanda Moses

Spring Creek Towers’ (SCT) Department of Public Safety (DPS) initiative “SCT Young Adults Program,” hosted a Thanksgiving potluck on November 19th. Helmed by Officer Charles Royster, about seven members gathered for the event, which is one of many they have held this year inviting young adults to try various food products and participate in themed game events.

The SCT Young Adults program is open to SCT residents ages 18-21 on Thursdays from 7pm to 8:45 pm located in the Teen Central office in the lower level of the Brooklyn Sports Club at 1540 Van Siclen Avenue.  It provides a safe and educational/recreational space for young adults who have aged out of the Teen Central Program.

“Everyone needs a safe place free from judgment and harm. A place where being yourself and showing tolerance, kindness, friendship, and respect is the only currency needed. We are building such a place, smile by smile and heart by heart. Feel free to come down and see for yourself. You’re always welcome at the Young Adults Program,” Officer Royster said.

Weekly activities include anime club, movie screenings, video gaming, and mentorship. Additionally, members have access to lounge activities (such as the pool, ping pong, and chess) with even more fun to come.

“I’ve been going to teen central since I was in middle school and volunteered to help after I aged out of the program. It was always a safe space for everyone to interact and I always admired that. Going to the young adults program feels the same. You get to meet people with similar interests, and experience new personalities. The planning and the fun behind the young adults program is worth making time for and I feel more people should join in and experience it,” said Jomar Cort, a member of the program.

Photo courtesy of Eileen Level

Amanda Moses