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What's Next for Marblehead for Teens?

This week we're asking you - what would you recommend Marblehead For Teens do next?

Every week we tackle a question submitted by one of our readers as part of our You Ask...Patch Answers column.

We're going to do a bit of a role reversal this week. 

This week we have a question for you, our readers, regarding the future of Marblehead For Teens, a local start-up nonprofit aimed at establishing a teen-managed teen center in Marblehead.

According to a post on the organization's Facebook page, Marblehead For Teens recently delayed their plans to move into the former Sundance building on Pleasant Street, citing a lack of funding.

Executive Director Molly Williams said the nonprofit's primary focus will remain on fundraising for the time being and "building up its board of directors."

So, we have to ask - what do you think Marblehead for Teens should do next?

Is there another, smaller space in Marblehead that you think would be perfect for a teen-run teen center? Do you have a cool idea for a fundraiser?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Residents interested in supporting Marblehead For Teens can send checks to: Marblehead For Teens, 11 Atlantic Ave., second floor; visit the group's Facebook Page; or call Williams at 978-998-0285.

Paul Knight December 21, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I was recruited by Molly a few weeks ago to join the MFT board and we're moving quickly to take this initiative forward. We met with Brendan Egan (Superintendent of Rec and Park) this week to discuss the possibility of utilizing the Community Center on weekend evenings for teen events and are preparing a proposal for Rec and Park Commission. Molly met with the teen council last night and they're very excited about it. MFT now has a web site at www.marbleheadforteens.org where you can quickly and easily make a DONATION with a credit card. We are organizing a Teen Entrepreneur sub-committee which will engage teens to raise their own funds for ongoing supoort. The first effort will be a teen managed eBay store sellling used laptops and other items. We've raised about $5000.00 this past week but need more funding to move this effort forward in a meaningful way. (i,e,- we currently are only able to pay Molly, our Executice Director, a part time salary although she has been working full time for months). MFT is moving forward, but we need your help. Please donate or contact Molly if you can volunteer time on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00-10:00. Thank you, Paul Knight
Paul Knight December 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Please note- the eBay store and the raising of $5000.00 are separate events. The store is not yet launched. P.K.

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