Housed in the Elmwood Community Center, the Teen Center is a safe, supervised, substance-free, drop-in center open to West Hartford teens in grades 9-12 and offers both informal socializing and organized programs such as basketball, billiards, video games, ping-pong, creative arts, and monthly field trips.
The Teen Center also offers a Leadership Group focusing on community service and program planning, and strives to support the development of problem-solving and team-building skills. It is open Monday and Friday from 2:30-5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:00-3:30 p.m. One Friday per month, Teen Night is held from 7:00-10:00 p.m. There are billiards tournaments and 4-on-4 basketball tournaments with gift-card prizes for the winners. The "Teen of the Month" is also awarded a gift card.
There is NO CHARGE for any of the activities at the Teen Center.
The West Hartford Teen Center is sponsored by the Bridge Family Center, in collaboration with Elmwood Community Center. Funding support is provided by the Town of West Hartford, The Allstate Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, the Ellis A. Gimbel Trust, the Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust, and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation.
For more information, contact Jonathan Merritt at 860.313.1119, ext. 1305.