The Shipman Youth Center is a not-for-profit community organization providing support to children and youth ages 10-18. The center was inspired by Thomas Shipman, a designated Lake Placid youth police officer who died unexpectedly in 1995. It was built with community donations of money, materials and labor. Since it's creation, the SYC has provided services to hundreds of children. Programs include, community service/volunteer opportunities, recreational services, occasional family style dinners, and a general safe place for kids to hang out and "be a kid" . SYC provides a supervised safe and exciting environment where local children can grow and develop as individuals.
Jason Hooker (Director): Jason has been with the Youth Center since 2005, and was promoted to Director Fall 2015. He is heavily invested in the youth of the community, and bettering their lives.