DYS now halfway with KCC project

Posted on Feb 06 2020


The Division of Youth Services under the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs is now halfway on its project to build the Kagman Community Center.

Nearly two years in the making, DYS is closer to its opening date and DYS administrator Vivian Sablan and her staff are excited to show the community what they have to offer at KCC.

“We encourage all non-profit organizations and the public to use the facility as long as they aren’t making a profit,” said Sablan.

The only exception will be vendors who will be selling food at any event being held at the KCC, but a percentage of that revenue will go to DYS to help out with the expense of KCC.

DYS also plans to host activities and programs such as the parenting classes for Parent Leadership Month, their Summer Youth Empowerment camps, children’s program, and more. They also encourage volunteers to help supervise children and assist in any activities.

Sablan plans to have activities at the KCC from Monday to Friday once the facility is up and running and to also have services like the Nutrition Assistance Program under DCCA to make it accessible to the Kagman community.

According to Sablan, they had to push back the official opening of the KCC due to unforeseen circumstances like Super Typhoon Yutu. Instead of January 2020, they’re now aiming for April 2020. The project should be done by March. But to be fully running and open to the public, Sablan said that would happen toward April.

“We’re inviting community agencies to also take part in the programs and make use of the center,” said Sablan.

Justine Nauta
Justine Nauta is Saipan Tribune's community and health reporter and has covered a wide range of news beats, including the Northern Marianas College and Commonwealth Health Care Corp. She's currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at NMC.

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