Los Alamos Operated Espanola YMCA Teen Center Hums with Activities

Car modeling class. Courtesy/Espanola YMCA Teen Center

Teen News

Car Modeling Class

Volunteer instructors Lorenzo Martinez and Fabian Valdez of Espanola are volunteering their time and expertise to teach students at the Espanola YMCA Teen Center (EYTC)  how to build “show-worthy” model cars.

 Every Wednesday through March, students are meeting to bring their creative spirits to life by building, designing and painting their unique car models.

“We are excited to be working with this creative duo this year and are looking forward to what our students will create,” Co-Director Dion Gabriel said.

Baking Class Teaches Culinary Creativity:

Once a month teen center members participate in a cooking/baking class that teaches them how to plan, prepare and create various culinary delights.

Instructed by EYTC staff member Renee Sandoval, students are guided through the steps of sanitation, food knowledge, recipe/food prep and finishing their culinary product.

“This by far is one of the EYTC’s most attended classes with an attendance log of 15 plus students, we can confidently say that our cooking/baking class is an important part of our programming and looked forward to by our members,” Gabriel said.

Narcotics Anonymous:

Every Tuesday the Espanola YMCA Teen Center hosts a Teen Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

Meetings are free of charge and instructed by Caroline and Leroy Esquivel of the Espanola Valley.

Their group is 10 plus strong and features both regular attendees and newcomers on a weekly basis.

Classes begin at 5 p.m. and typically last 30-60 minutes.

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