Updated: October 03, 2020 06:37 PM
Created: October 03, 2020 05:51 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Youth advocates and a Rochester-area fitness center got their sweat on for charity on Saturday.
The Center for Youth and Compass Cycle held the classes on Saturday in order to raise money for Arnett House, a shelter that takes in homeless children that are LGBTQ or have been involved in human trafficking.
Organizers say homelessness in the area has been on the rise since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but events like this show the community support the group needs to fight that problem.
"The Center for Youth has a great circle of supporters they come out to almost every event," says Evalyn Gleason, President of the Associate Board for the Center for Youth. "So there's been a lot of people I've actually seen here this morning who are like 'we haven't been back to Compass in months, it's so great to be back.' So I think bringing people together and having that sense of community is important."
The Center for Youth says they're still offering plenty of in-school and outreach programs for all children during the pandemic.
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