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MCLAUGHLIN COMMUNITY YOUTH ORGANIZATION

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development

Mission: The McLaughlin Community Youth Organization also known as The McLaughlin Theatre and Cafe is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to enrich, educate and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience. We are located on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in McLaughlin, South Dakota. MYCO will accomplish its mission by: 1. Increasing the theatre's impact on and service to the community; 2. Providing hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre production and management; 3. Providing a program of educational experiences in all aspects of theatre for youth and adults; 4. Continue to be recognized as a significant cultural asset by the local community. 5. Presenting quality family entertainment. 6. Creating opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in all aspects of theatre operations and arts. 7. Providing recognition and support to encourage the youth of Standing Rock Reservation and Surrounding Counties.

Results: Although we know there have been good results because of our organization. It is hard to state the exact results of our organizations but we will always be one of the number 1 sources of helping continue providing a safe, drug free and violence free atmosphere for the children on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Target demographics: enrich, educate and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience.

Direct beneficiaries per year: continue providing a safe, drug free and violence free atmosphere for the children

Geographic areas served: Standing Rock Sioux Reservation-McLaughlin, South Dakota

Programs: 1. Increasing the theatre's impact on and service to the community; 2. Providing hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre production and management; 3. Providing a program of educational experiences in all aspects of theatre for youth and adults; 4. Continue to be recognized as a significant cultural asset by the local community. 5. Presenting quality family entertainment. 6. Creating opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in all aspects of theatre operations and arts. 7. Providing recognition and support to encourage the youth of Standing Rock Reservation and Surrounding Counties.

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Community Stories

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4 Dustin T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The volunteers that run the McLaughlin Youth Organization come from all backgrounds in a combined effort to pull together a safe and fun place for the community and especially our youth.

The theater plays movies at a very affordable ticket rates and with the driving distances to theaters outside of the area, it can save a family on gas to utilize the local theater. The theater is a less expensive night out for fun.

When there is no movie playing, volunteers will allow the youth to take advantage of the various arcade machines and pool table.

Without such safe havens within our communities our children will do what they can to try to occupy their time certain decisions that they make are not for the best. Sometimes a child needs to get away from their home environment. Sometimes a child needs to have a place where they can meet up with their friends and family. There are multiple reasons as to why any community could use their own youth organizations in their area.

Without volunteers and the efforts of many other organizations, the theater would not exist. I would like to ask everyone who reads this and who can either donate time, maybe resources such as candy, popcorn, cleaning supplies, or any other items that would bring much needed help to the theater to please do so. It is appreciated immensely as there are many times over that the theater gives back to the communities through feeds and other acts of kindness and generosity.

Please keep up the good work and never forget that this is all for the benefit of children in need of a positive place with role models to look up towards.