HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - Here's another way to get teens engaged - by finding a new place to hang out - and get fit.
Hanging out - it's what teens do.
But what if there was something more to do?
As Hollidaysburg area YMCA's Program Director Frank Kopriva points out, "We see kids that maybe need something ; that have been hangin' out in the lobby and kind of get them involved."
Your local YMCA , like here in Hollidaysburg has lots of fun and fit things for teens to do.
"We send out as many flyers as we can to schools and get kids to know that we have a lot gonna on here and this is a place they're welcome, " adds Kopriva.
This Y has become a "hang out" for fitness
8th grader Mike Roberts agrees. " I think it's a good thing just to stay in shape
It's a lot of hard work but it's worth it and you feel good once you're done."
And don't let money stop you from checking it out. Most Y's have some type of scholarship to help.
Kopriva adds, "We have, cross our fingers to date, never turned anyone away that needed a membership."
So try hangin' out and you might get hooked - on fitness.
Get kids involved and make it a life long passion.