BACS’ Hope Intervention Program (HIP) is excited to announce the grant opening of The Spot (It’s a H.I.P. place to be)! The Spot is a new youth wellness center, designed by and for TAY (transitional aged youth). Youth met with HIP staff over two months to come up with concepts, colors, and groups; when it came time to make the space their own, more more than 15 youth helped out with prepping, painting, and furniture construction! At the Open Mic Grand Opening, youth participated in sharing poetry, speeches of their lived experience and words of encouragement, freestyling, comedy, and raps.