Willem Kiefer is the founder of Bench Mark Program, a Lancaster based non-profit that provides a free gym for older at risk youth in the community. It’s a place to work out, learn new skills, and interact with mentors, but even more importantly, it’s a space where kids can feel like they belong.

The program takes a different a much simpler approach than you would expect in today’s world. The gym is intentionally designed without windows or clocks, creating an atmosphere where the kids can step away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Bench Mark Program is making a big impact on the lives of the young men and women who are taking part in the program. Learn more here:

Web: https://www.benchmarkprogram.org/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/becomebenchmark
IG: https://www.instagram.com/becomebenchmark/

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