The building was purchased by the Village of Lansing in 1996. The building was renovated by dedicated community volunteers with generous donations from local businesses and service organizations. The center opened in November of 1997 and Lansing's youth have made over 100,000 visits to the center. The Youth Center was renamed in honor of Patti Leach, a former teacher, Village Trustee, and dedicated community member in 2010. The youth center continues to benefit from the generosity of Lansing residents, businesses and service organizations..