The Hell's Kitchen teenCENTER exists to build community by providing a safe, inclusive, enriching, and educational space for teenagers on Friday nights. teenCENTER activities & events include: service opportunities, retreats, SAT classes, social events, mentoring, and cultural outings periodically throughout the year.

About teenCENTER

This Fall, teenagers are invited to come and participate in sharing, learning, encouraging one another, and having fun together on Friday nights at teenCENTER. We begin each gathering by sharing our “new & good” for the week and we close by affirming one another. Each week, we cook a meal together, which offers our teenagers a chance to learn and share cooking skills.

This semester, teenagers will have opportunities to play a lot of games, discuss topics that matter to them, learn new skills, come to a lock-in, go on outings, and simply spend time together.

Example of teenCENTER schedule

4:00 pm- arrive/hangout

5:00 pm - gathering & games

5:45 pm - cook, eat, and clean-up dinner

7:15 pm - enrichment

8:00 pm - dismiss

Staff and Volunteers

Meagan Smith, Director of Youth Programming

Allen Berryman, Youth Programming Associate

Nancy Nieves, volunteer

Luis Nieves, volunteer

We are always looking for people who want to come and volunteer their time with teenCENTER! If you have a passion or skill you are interested in sharing, a topic you would like to lead discussion on, or can simply offer your presence on a Friday evening - please contact Meagan Smith.