Southside Youth Path receives 500 new books through donation


WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) — United Supermarkets and Kellogg’s teamed up on Wednesday to donate 500 new books to the Southside Youth Senter.

The books will benefit children and youth who frequent the Senter for after-school, vacation, and summer programs.

“With 500 different books, it expands the possibilities for kids to explore and expand their imaginations to over 500 different worlds and different ways of thinking about things, so it’s been really wonderful for our students,” Tyler Preston, director of the Southside Youth Path program, said.

United Supermarkets and Kellogg officials said they frequently team up to provide support to organizations and nonprofits in the communities they serve.

“As soon as I told our kids we had new books, they were like ‘wait what’ because the kids are bored, and they were pretty bored with the old books that we still have, but they’re excited to be able to read all these books,” Preston said.

Southside Youth Senter said its mission is to provide a safe and supervised setting where youth and children can develop character and social skills in an educational and fun environment.

“Some of them I heard yesterday were already challenging each other like ‘I bet I can read more books faster than you’ and things like that, so it’s going to be really wonderful for our kids,” said Preston.


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