RBYC Update & End-of-the School Year Surveys

Red Barn Youth Center Families!

Congratulations on making it to summer! I hope you and your family are healthy and finding creative ways to get through this strange time in our lives.

The emptiness of Red Barn Youth Center the past 3 months has been really hard. We’ve missed spending time with your student and wish it all had turned out differently! Please reach out to Susan or I if you need anything – don’t forget all of the games and books and craft supplies and clothing from Red Barn’s shelves are still available for you to borrow/ have! 

Susan moved all garden operations to her property, so we will still have fresh vegetables in the months ahead. The grounds have been maintained by Susan her husband Ray and by Jim Anders. High schoolers from Peninsula High School weeded the front area in mid-June and it looks great!

Red Barn Youth Center is continuing to reach out to donors to ensure Red Barn will be financially stable when we are able to open our doors to students. I’ve been attending a lot of Zoom meetings, getting some education certification hours, and continuing to check the building and grounds regularly. 

Our plan is to follow the school opening schedule, as well as their health and safety guidelines. We want to have August events on-site, but it will depend on whether we move into Phase 3. Watch our Facebook page for Event notices. 

If you don’t know, Susan and Ray have been bringing vegetables and fruit from Eastern Washington farmers here to the KP! Prices are great and the produce has been delicious! Learn about it at Key Pen Produce Express on Facebook. Pick up is in the Red Barn Youth Center parking lot. 

I’m asking for your help in two different ways:

Are you a BECU member? A grant just opened & Red Barn would love to be nominated! Hint, hint! https://www.becu.org/members-matter/community-involvement/people-helping-people Our grant writer has some soundbites ready for you if you need help! 🙂
Please fill out the applicable “Year-End Survey.” These surveys provide us with necessary data for our grant requests/ reports.
RBYC Youth: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZDQKL5V

RBYC Family Member: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZT8BDKY

Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your family’s life! We look forward to seeing you in the months ahead.

Kellie Bennett

Executive Director


c 253-439-9680 o 253-884-1594