Tour GYAC, the “Miracle on 43rd Street,” March 10

news release

The Gifford Youth Achievement Center (GYAC) will be hosting an open house on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. The Center’s open house will give guests a glimpse of GYAC’s mission in motion: to create, with God’s guidance, educational, cultural and social opportunities that enhance the lives of the youth and families we serve.

Approximately 200 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth, from across Indian River County, are enrolled in GYAC’s educational afterschool program. Four days per week, students receive homework assistance and, if needed, one-on-one tutoring. Weekly enrichment activities include lessons in employability skills, gardening, percussion, barbering and cosmetology. In addition, students participate in several off-site cultural and social outings throughout the year.

In June, GYAC’s enrollment balloons to more than 300 students who attend the Center’s summer program. Educational instruction continues throughout the summer, while allowing plenty of time for afternoon recreation, including weekly trips to the pool and skating rink.

Freddie Woolfork addresses Open House guests November 2021

That’s not all. For senior citizens, GYAC also hosts weekly exercise classes: low impact aerobics and qigong, as part of its Beyond Special K (BSK) program. A mobile food pantry for those in need and food delivery for nearby homebound seniors is another function of BSK.

Learn more about GYAC during one of our famous “red carpet tours,” led by Freddie Woolfork, GYAC’s Director of Public Relations and Facilities Operations. Following the tour, enjoy refreshments and a Q&A session on the open-air patio.

See firsthand why your neighbors support GYAC’s mission and what makes GYAC Indian River County’s “Miracle on 43rd Street.” An RSVP is kindly requested. For more information or to RSVP, please call 772.794.1005 or visit

About GYAC

Gifford Youth Achievement Center, a 501(c)(3), opened its doors in 1998 with the sole purpose of enhancing the academic performance of children in Indian River County, FL. In addition to year-round educational programs and activities for youth, GYAC provides activities for adults and seniors citizens, such as exercise classes, bible study and educational training. The Center also hosts job fairs, health clinics, community gatherings and serves as an information hub for those in need of services.

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