Tri County Tech and The Nowata Boys & Girls Club have announced a partnership to construct a joint-use facility in Nowata to inspire children and adults to achieve their full potential by providing quality youth development services and life-changing learning experiences.
The state-of-the-art facility, approximately 22,500 square feet in size, will be constructed at the existing Boys & Girls Club site. This facility will include dedicated spaces for Tri County and the Boys & Girls Club of Nowata and shared areas such as classrooms, a commercial kitchen, and community meeting rooms.
The Oklahoma CareerTech system is a valuable resource for our state, said John Woolman. This partnership is one of the most significant initiatives to promote and strengthen economic growth and youth development in Nowata. Comparable communities have reached out to us in the hope of implementing similar partnerships.
“We are thrilled about this partnership and the potential it has to transform our entire community.”
John Woolman | Board of Directors member for both the Boys & Girls Club and the Tri County Tech Board of Education
Brynn Barron, Executive Director of the Nowata Boys & Girls Club, said the local Club is committed to serving more kids, more often, with more significant impact.
“We are proud of our strong history of service, yet we recognize we must do more. Often, the possibility of a bright future feels out of reach as children and families lack the social and emotional support, education and life skills required to break the vicious cycle of poverty.”
Brynn Barron | Nowata Boys & Girls Club Executive Director
This facility’s groundbreaking occured on March 23, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the construction site. The anticipated completion date is May 4, 2022. The Boys & Girls Club and Tri County Tech leaders have embarked upon a capital campaign to fund the estimated $4.5 million construction cost of the proposed facility. Fundraising efforts have met with success, with just under $4.0 million in funds committed to date.
“Tri County’s presence in Nowata will help spur economic development for existing and future businesses by providing a state-of-the-art training facility. Partnering with the Boys & Girls Club will provide young people with a unique opportunity for a life-changing learning experience. We are excited about this initiative and look forward to watching Nowata thrive.”
Lindel Fields | Tri County Tech Superintendent & CEO
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