The NAA-EC and WAA-EC Mission is to insure that the members of our community are more effective citizens. This is accomplished by providing diverse athletic and education programs to youth at-risk that will enhance their physical and emotional well being in a safe and nurturing environment.
The NAA-EC and WAA-EC traditionally works with youth that have an array of social problems, including but not limited to: poor behavior in school, truancy, not enrolling in school, problems at home, involvement in petty vandalism, experimentation with drugs and alcohol, exhibit anti-social behavior in the community or withdraw from social contacts with peers, and that challenge the local community structure. Many of the youth served are rejected from other community based programs due to violent or disrespectful behavior. We have a 95% success rate with these kids. Most turn their lives around and become valuable members of our community within 6 months of entering our program. The philosophy of the center is that “no kid is a bad kid” and “a commitment to our youth – our most valuable asset”.