If you are ever in the neighborhood of 272nd and 99th in Stanwood after school, you have likely noticed lots of teens on the street. They’re probably headed for The Spot, a teen drop-in center operated by Youth for Christ. Housed in a lovely brick home next door to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, its doors are open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:30 till 5:00 and Saturday evenings from 7:30 till 10:00. All kids 11-18 are welcome to hang out at The Spot, enjoy some healthy snacks, play pool or video games, chat with friends or one of the adult volunteers.
Director Briana Gibson has been involved at The Spot for nearly nine years. It wouldn’t her first choice; she thought to be a youth worker you needed to be gregarious, loud, and live off caffeine, and that just wasn’t her. But she felt the Lord confirming this in her heart, and finally she said “Yes.”
She started as an intern but after a year her supervisor moved on. Briana managed The Spot alone for two years before she was made the director. The young woman who did not “fit the description” of a youth worker has fallen in love with the job. “I love it more now than I ever did!” she says.
read the rest at Three Minutes to Nine: Yes You Can — Ed’s Spot.