The CanTeen was a great place for during my high school years. As an only child with admittedly minimal social hobbies outside of the home, the CanTeen gave me a safe place to go and have fun. It’s no secret that the Syracuse area has very few places to offer the teenage crowd an acceptable place to hang. I realized after leaving Syracuse that even adults don’t have a whole lot of options. (Where are you supposed to go, the mall, again?) I met a ton of people there, and I still know plenty of those people almost a decade later. And the adults there taught me plenty of things that still matter. Shout out to Toni’Lyn Grasso Brauchle for being the bomb!

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