Grantee Highlight – Friends of Sutton Library

The Sutton Youth Arts and Wellness Program provides year-round activities for youth ages 11-18. The program is dedicated to physical, outdoor activities as well as art. The library engages younger children with story times, after-school programs, and summer reading programs. The preteen and teen youth program promotes healthy, sustainable living ideals through organic gardening, sports, drug and alcohol prevention, and cooking classes. Their goal is to provide Sutton youth with resources and guidance to unleash their potential.

The yearlong Youth Arts and Wellness Program expands to include activities twice a week during the summer focusing on outdoor activities and arts. It offers area youth the opportunity to connect with their community while learning skills that promote a healthy lifestyle and benefit their community. $3,000 was awarded to Friends of Sutton Library to buy supplies and cover activity fees.