We know that teens don’t have many options outside of school-based activities. That’s why the Downtown Y, 31 West 10th Street, opened a Teen Center in 2009 – and, why more than 50 teens come here daily afterschool.
It’s a place just for teens (13 -18) to participate in activities that interest them. Teens have the freedom to pick and choose from a number of structured activities or elect for “chill-off” time. Don’t see it on the list? Suggest an activity to our staff! Some of our offerings: homework help, basketball, strength training, tournaments, internet time, swimming, snack/dinner, community service, field trips, leadership and more.
Be part of our new multi-media program! Learn how to create your own music video, be a part of movie clips, PSAs and much more. Marcus Atkinson is our Media Director and shows teens the proper way to use social media and teach the fundamentals of creating short clips and acting.
The Teen Center embraces the core values of the YMCA – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility with a focus on building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
For $5/week, teens become part of the Downtown Y Teen Center. Individual guest passes can be purchased for access to the Eastside Family, Glenwood Park and County YMCA branches as well as Camp Sherwin. Most Teen Center activities are included with your membership, even your snack and evening meal; field trips may cost additional. Don’t have $5.79 a week and still want to come? Apply for a Teen Center scholarship.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.