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Storks promise child blessing, as popular payments know to report. But it has now become clear that the animals can also provide an unexpected windfall: in the internet vote for the "club leader" the jugendladen association, which runs the hammelburg youth center, won first place in the social category and 2000 euros.
Christian fenn succeeded in motivating enough visitors of his stork website to click for the youth store. The online vote was also held at the right time: towards the end of the voting period, the stork chicks were hatching, bringing record numbers of visitors to the website.
"It was clear that without the stork site, we had no chance of garnering enough clicks", says fenn, who is also a member of the youth store’s board of directors. The 2000 euros are a lot of money for the association. "The amount represents more than 50 percent of our usual annual turnover", says fenn. The money is not only to be invested in the hammelburg youth center. Fenn also wants to support the westheimer, who are setting up a youth room for themselves.
But one thing in particular is close to fenn’s heart: "we want to do another project with the young people." The projects have always been the remarkable thing about the hammelburg facility. In 2009, young people had designed a model for making bahnhofstrabe more attractive. In 2010, a group came up with marketing ideas for the then municipal winery.
The approach for the new task could be that the young people compile their favorite places in a brochure. Fenn liked that they were concerned with their surroundings. There is no concrete timetable yet. But work had to start in the fall to get the brochure ready for next year’s summer and winter seasons.
In 2013, the club will be able to look back on 20 years of youth work. The youth center is now part of hammelburg, even though there are still some reservations about it. "People should show more interest before they judge," he says, says irmi mutzel. That’s what she wants most from parents.
Mutzel looks after the young people. According to your information, there are 15 to 20 visitors a day. Mutzel emphasizes: "alcohol is not a problem here. We do not serve alcohol." "Through us, young people do not come into contact with bad things. They are better off with us than on the streets", says fenn.