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Who We Are 2017-10-06T11:05:39+00:00

Who We Are

The Sandbox at Madeline’s Place is a nonprofit teen center, and future premier sand volleyball facility, located in Hutto, TX dedicated to the high school kids, but also serving middle school kids, in the area.

Our mission is to empower teenagers to navigate adolescence safely, happily and with a healthy sense of self through recreational activities, relationship building/mentoring and community engagement.

BE HONEST. BE KIND. SPEAK UP.

In light of the tragic passing of our Madeline, it became apparent to several of her friends and family members that a message of “Be Honest. Be Kind. Speak Up.” needed to be impressed upon teenagers.  Those traits, we feel, can help solve a multitude of adolescent problems, from bullying to friendships to romantic relationships.

Our Executive Board

JOHN HAYNES
JOHN HAYNESPresident
RACHAEL HAYNES
RACHAEL HAYNESTreasurer
LYNNE SMITH
LYNNE SMITHSecretary
JANE WRINKLE
JANE WRINKLEBoard Member
TERRENCE OWENS
TERRENCE OWENSBoard Member
LEIGH WALKER
LEIGH WALKERBoard Member
THE TEEN COMMITTEE
THE TEEN COMMITTEE

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

Be Honest

Be Kind

Speak Up

I definitely feel like I could talk about something serious with the people here.  They’re really open with you, and they’re generous.  If you want a quiet time and want to talk about about something, they’re those types of people.

Hutto High School Junior

I can be myself here. I can talk here and I know I won’t get in trouble.

Middle school student

I think there is some uniqueness to this place.  Kids feel open to sharing their strengths and what they like.  One kid likes to help others with math, and we let him.  We found out that one youth liked art, and the next time she came, we got art supplies.

Becky, Volunteer
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