There are no paid staff positions here. The organization is run by volunteers and has been since it began in 1993.
The many volunteers who keep the teen center operating at top efficiency are numerous, but the majority are never seen because the critical roles they play are behind the curtain far removed from the limelight.
The 18-month renovation of our facility, maintenance, events, and Northwoods teen adventure camp-Bear Claw Lodge have been constructed completely by volunteers. All projects are undertaken by faithful volunteers.
David and Antoinette (Toni) Flood began the teen center in 1993 and continue to serve as volunteers on the weekends, during the after-school programs, and events, and at our north woods adventure camp. Toni earned a BS degree in theology from the University of Northwestern St. Paul, and David has received a BA from Moody Bible Institute, an MA from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate (DMin) from Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL.
Alexandra is devoted to keeping our finances accurate and in order. It's no simple task to account for the income and expenses involved in a 501(C)3 organization. Her attention to detail is exceptional.
If this is not enough, she has organized fundraisers, managed Gravity Race events, and worked behind the scenes at our camp and teen center.
Keith began coming to the teen center as a 13-year-old, and has remained a faithful volunteer for the past twenty-plus years. He is diligent behind the scenes and as seen here calculating tournament results.
Jim may be serving hot chocolate one moment and found playing pool the next. He is always available for teens. It is no easy task to be aware of all that is happening around him but he is able to and this is necessary so the teen center remains safe and supervised. His devotion to teens is evident.
The list of volunteers is in the hundreds, but these here are part of groups that help as we host the Annual Gravity Racers Classic. We cannot do this event without all these great people!
These people plan the events, set things up, manage the day's activities, and then tear everything down and put it all away.
Gravity race volunteers