WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) -- A center dedicated to providing young people with a safe gathering space is celebrating a milestone this weekend.
The 3 Mile Project, a community youth center in Walker, is four years old. More than 17,000 young people have used the facility since it opened. It's staffed primarily by volunteers, many of whom went to the 3 Mile Project themselves, according to executive director Stan Kiste.
"We know from stories from young people that have visited us the impact that the place has had on them, and we know especially because so many of them when they reach high school age come back and volunteer -- because the place has made an impact on them," Kiste said.
Their celebration continues Saturday, with activities including bubble soccer and racing in an Indy car driving simulator.