Family Honors Loved One Through Donations to Youth Activity Center

James and Darlene Potter with a new air hockey table donated by Marie Koss Potter Warsaw in memory of her grandson, Gregory James Potter, who had worked at the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center and was very popular with the children. There are two Youth Activity Centers, one in Los Alamos on the east side of Ashley Pond and one in White Rock near Rocket Park. The programming focus of the Youth Activity Centers is on youth resiliency, a safe, supervised environment and positive adult role models. Paul Martinez has been the director of the Centers since 1982. The program provides regular as well as “drop in”, supervised programs at no cost for youth in grades 3-8. Last year there were more than 14,000 youth visits. The Centers are open every day after school, during school vacations and during the summer. Youth in grades 7-8 (middle school age) may also participate in Big MAC, which plans quarterly dances for middle school students. Adults work with the youth to produce the dances. Photo by Paul Martinez/YAC

James and Darlene Potter with the new popcorn machine they donated to the Youth Activity Centers in memory of their son, Gregory James Potter, a beloved employee at the nonprofit organization that provides a constructive and positive place for children to go after school until their parents arrive home from work. Photo by Paul Martinez/YAC

James and Darlene Potter with a plaque at the Youth Activity Centers honoring their son Gregory James Potter. Photo by Paul Martinez/YAC

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