SERVING WITH LOVE: Fuzion Teen Center – Mentorship and a Meal for Teens

A center for teens

It has been almost a year since the Fuzion Teen Center has heard youthful laughter. The year offered a time to regroup, reevaluate, and reimagine. Located on 691 Brookwood Dr. in Mooresville, this former church provides a safe haven for mentorship and guidance and a hot meal for countless teenagers. They charge nothing for youth to be involved. The center operates solely on donations, local partnerships, and the support of our community. The Grand Reopening happened — with COVID-19 safety protocols in place — on February 22!

 

Executive Director Sarah Allen’s, dream

When you enter Fuzion, you are greeted by a new mural painted and donated by Wendy Blue. The vision, a depiction of hands of all races, symbolizes peace and unity, a coming together. It is meant to motivate the celebration of uniqueness. The new Executive Director, Sarah Allen, a Gulf War Air Force veteran, has a passion to serve others while showing God’s love. Her dream is to have the doors to the center always open! Diverse volunteers share their gifts with our youth, which opens their eyes to endless possibilities.

 

Facelift for the center

Sarah had a To-Do List of jobs to be completed before the February 22nd, Grand Reopening. Members of The Exchange Club of Mooresville / Lake Norman, the Pine Lake Prep Excel Club, and Mooresville Middle School Jr. Excel Club volunteered at Fuzion on February 13. The outdoor projects included building a ramp and landscaping the exterior. Inside the building the focus was on organizing the craft and game room and homework room. Lastly, and most importantly, they cleaned and disinfected every surface! Incredible volunteers and hard work propelled this facelift with success.

 

 

 

 

Love plus educational and social support

The Fuzion Teen Center is an amazing outreach with the mission to provide a loving environment with educational and social support. Teens can attend classes such as yoga, basketball/football skills, painting, cooking, fitness training, scrapbooking, facials, pottery making, music production, and so much more! It is also a time to play; teens can choose from foosball, ping pong, corn hole, air hockey, pool, carpet ball, 4 square, and board games.

 

The Center’s Wish List

The Fuzion Teen Center plans to be open on Mondays from 3:30-6:30. Please share their mission to those needing a place to go. Teens do need to register before attending. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, the center would love to have you! The Center’s wish list includes: ice maker, digital sign to advertise classes and activities, craft supplies, painting supplies, laminator, gift cards, paper goods, passenger van to transport teens to the teen center, and finally, financial donations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Fuzion Teen Center or to volunteer, please contact Sarah Allen at sarah.m.allen@icloud.com or call 252-412-4004.

 

Photos courtesy of Katie Stankiewicz.

 

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Katie Stankiewicz, founder of Willow Equine, has always had a passion for horses and a deep desire to see people succeed. Willow Equine offers equine assisted psychotherapy and business development in Mooresville, NC. Her mission is to enlighten clients to their innate abilities. Whether it’s taking the lead in their own health or focusing on leadership within their company, clients re-energize themselves through self-discovery. Clients are able to transform their struggles into authentic successes, which becomes an intricate part of their overall wellness. 

 

 

 

 

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