Natick Teen Center
The Teen Center is a low-cost after school resource for middle and high school students (grade 6+). As a convenient place to hang out with friends, participants can hang out in the gym, game room, and on the fields. Staff are available to help foster positive relationships, supervise, and play with participants. The Teen Center has a wide variety of programs surrounding its mission to provide young teens with the opportunity to be independent, hang out with friends, and belong to a community focused solely on them.
Hours of Operation:
The Teen Center is open 2:10pm-6:00pm, Monday-Thursday for the academic year. We are open to all middle school students living in Natick and/or attending Natick public schools.
Participants can hang out with friends, finish their homework, or play in the gym, game room, and fields! Free snack is provided.
Teen Center staff are available to hang out with participants, play games, referee, help participants focus on homework, and more! We take pride in fostering an a positive environment for all.
As a drop-in program, participants may check in and out of the program on their own. The Teen Center/Natick Recreation and Parks are not responsible for participants once they check out and after the program closes for the night.
This program is not licensed by the EEC.
The mission of the Teen Center is to provide a fun, safe space to be after school, free or low-cost programming, and a chance to explore new and exciting opportunities.
Participants who attend the Teen Center will learn independence and teamwork in an autonomous environment.
The NTP Membership is required to visit the Teen Center. Registration is online at https://register.communitypass.net/Natick
Membership includes benefits for middle and high school students, including daily access to the Teen Center, discounts on teen programs through the Recreation and Parks department, and more!
The NTP Membership is seasonal, and costs $75/season (Fall, Winter, & Spring)
The Teen Center provides transportation to the Cole Center from Kennedy and Wilson Middle Schools. Participants will board the Natick Recreation and Parks van at school, and check into the Teen Center when they arrive.
Pickup at both schools is in front of the school, at 2:10pm.
On early release days, pickup is between 11:30am-11:45am.
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The Teen Center shares weekly schedules with up our daily activities and updates on any schedule changes for the week. We also share awesome programs from our community partners!
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Donate - We graciously accept donations for equipment, gift cards or funding to offset costs for classes and programs.
Volunteer - We are looking for help with homework, program instructors & chaperones. If that sounds like you, please contact Lauren Meurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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