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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:39

Cherokee Youth Center will be built in Graham

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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will build a youth center facility on approximately 20 acres of national forest land near Robbinsville.

The youth center, affiliated with the Boys and Girls Club of America, will offer a variety of programs including Cherokee Language classes, social skills development, cultural craft classes, computer labs, and physical fitness programs. The center will serve the outlying portion of the Cherokee reservation in the remote Snowbird area of Graham County.

The 15,000 square-foot building will meet LEED green building certification and will including a multi-purpose field and an interpretive hiking trail. The youth center will be constructed directly across from the N.C. Forest Service Graham County Office on Massey Branch Road.

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