The Garage Community & Youth Center is an after-school center whose mission is to empower youth to reach their potential. They partner with local schools, churches, businesses, other non-profits, and community members to provide free, academic tutoring, mentoring, relationship-building, computer lab use, community service opportunities, and recreation for middle and high school students in southern Chester County. The Garage is open, free of charge, to middle and high school students in the greater Kennett Square and West Grove areas. Their mission is achieved through three core components of their after-school program: tutoring, mentoring, and community service. Many come from economically disadvantaged families whose parents face numerous language and culture challenges. These high-risk youth benefit from this after school program by receiving support and help to overcome obstacles, succeed in school, and make positive life choices. The Garage also teaches them to engage in empowerment, rather than self destructive behavior. The Legacy Foundation provided a grant for technology resources (Mac computers and software) allowing them to expand their reach into the community, enhance the total educational experience, and ultimately serve more students in need. For more information on the program, please visit The Garage Community and Youth Center’s website at www.garageyouthcenter.org.