Community hub opens in Monticello

Posted 12/4/19

MONTICELLO, NY — The new St. John Street School Community Hub (SJSSCH) was formally opened on November 25 in space provided by the Monticello Central School District.

Assemblywoman Aileen …

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Community hub opens in Monticello

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MONTICELLO, NY — The new St. John Street School Community Hub (SJSSCH) was formally opened on November 25 in space provided by the Monticello Central School District.

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther was on hand for the opening, and she is in the process of securing $500,000 in state funding for the hub.

“Our biggest goals were to make sure that this is a place where young people can go and feel comfortable, where they’re able to learn a little more about themselves and their interests, and most importantly, that it be somewhere they actually want to go and enjoy themselves,” Gunther said. “There’s no doubt Sullivan County has made tremendous economic strides recently, but we can’t allow our young people to be left behind.”

The hub will be open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and students can access social programming, creative arts, games, a gym and tutoring.

SJSSCH is a program of the Monticello Central School District, Sullivan Allies Leading Together (SALT) and Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan.
William Silver, interim superintendent of the Monticello Central School District said, “We are pleased to be part of this collaboration among local agencies and Assemblywoman Gunther’s office, and very excited to get the St. John Street Community Hub up and running for Monticello’s kids. As the program options grow, and I am confident they will, the Monticello Central School District looks forward to the hub serving the needs of the entire community—students, families, residents, seniors—becoming a true hub for the community.”

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