A familiar face started Jan. 30 as the new director at The HUB. Peabody High School graduate Isaac Good took over the position after a time with no director.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to invest in the community and the youth, and just to see kind of how we can serve in that area,” he said.
Isaac took the position after he and wife Kayla moved back to Peabody from Kentucky in August to help with his family when his father, Charles, became ill.
“(Charles) thought The HUB was so important, so we feel very blessed to be here and be a part of something that he was so proud of,” Kayla said.
While Isaac is the technical director, his wife Kayla also helps, specifically with a new coffee venture.
Starting last week, the HUB has been open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday to provide coffee and treats to the community.
“The first day, we had quite a few people in here and had $70 in donations,” Kayla said. “This is awesome because all the donations we get in the morning go back to helping with the kids.”
Isaac served for nine years in the military, and met Kayla while stationed in Washington State.
They then moved to Kentucky, where Isaac served as youth pastor at a church. Isaac now is going to Tabor College to study Christian ministries.
Kayla has many interests, including photography and working for a health and wellness company.
The Goods hope to have The HUB open 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4 p.m. to midnight Fridays, and 6 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, in order to give kids a hang-out option.
“There’s not much for kids to do and when kids are bored they get into trouble,” Kayla said. “We want to provide a place the kids can be and feel comfortable and feel wanted.”
Some events the Goods hope to provide include homework hours, movie marathons, and ping-pong tournaments.
“We want to do lots of events, and things to get the kids in the door to develop relationships,” Kayla said.
Isaac said karaoke also is a possibility.
“There’s a lot of talented middle and high-schoolers in the aspect of singing so I think that’d be something they’d enjoy,” he said.
The Goods are both excited about the chance to serve the community.
“We are appreciative of this opportunity to serve the youth,” Isaac said. “We don’t take the task lightly.”