Teen Center

The South Windsor Teen Center is located in the Charles E. Enes Community Center    

150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT

Liane Lussier Smith, Teen Center Program Coordinator                                                                    

Phone: (860) 648-6360 Email: liane.lussiersmith@southwindsor.org

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DROP IN HOURS (During the School Year):

Drop in for HIGH SCHOOL:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays from 2pm to 4:00pm (late bus pick up)

Drop in for MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Fridays from 6pm to 9:15pm (Parents/Guardians must come in to sign youth out)

**CLICK HERE for the Teen Center Registration Form

SUMMER HOURS: We are CLOSED for Drop In Hours during the summer, unless we have special events.  You can follow us on FACEBOOK to see upcoming events or check the town calendar at southwindsor.org.

NEW PROGRAMS & EVENTS:

  • Click here for Events for Middle School Students!
  • Click here for Events for High School Students!
  • Applications for our Summer Program Rising Stars will be available in MARCH 2020.

What is the Teen Center?

The Teen Center is  a safe, substance free setting open to South Windsor teens ages 11-18.  Both middle school and high school youth are welcome at the teen center during respective drop in hours (see above).  We offer a variety of activities during the Teen Center drop in hours.  In addition, special events, youth groups and programs are scheduled regularly to promote healthy living skills and positive youth involvement. The Teen Center also participates in community service activities.

The Teen Center is supervised by Teen Center Staff supervisors.

Participants must register annually and sign in each time they come to the Teen Center. To assure the safety and well-being of all participants, a code of conduct is posted and enforced by all Teen Center Staff.

Teen Center Goals

  • Serve South Windsor youth, ages 11-19
  • Contribute to personal growth
  • Encourage youth input and decision making
  • Create a positive peer experience
  • Ensure a substance free environment

What is there to do at the Teen Center?

Some of the activities that are available at the South Windsor Teen Center include: billiards, air hockey, foosball, ping pong, Wii, ice ball, board games, arts and crafts and basketball. Participants can also purchase snacks and beverages.Participants and parents are encouraged to check the Teen Center schedule on FACEBOOK or the town calendar for special events or programs.

Teen Center Youth Council~ High School Volunteer Group

The Youth Council members help to evaluate Teen Center programs,brainstorm new ideas for activities,and assist with special events and community service projects. The Council meets monthly during the school year.

Youth interested in serving on the committee should call the Teen Center at 860 648-6360 or feel free to email Liane at liane.lussiersmith@southwindsor.org.

Teens Making a Difference - Service to the Community

The South Windsor Teen Center is actively involved in several community service projects.The High School Youth Council  has participated in various projects such as: Adopt-A-Road, Cornerstone Foundation, Crayons for Cancer, TRACS Animal Shelter, Soup Kitchens, MACC Charities, Visits to Senior Citizens,SW Farmers Market, SW Senior Center events and more!  Joining our youth council is one way to get involved!

Fundraising

Teen Center youth are involved in several fundraising events- including a year long collection of empty bottles and cans!  Donate your empty, 5 cents refundables to the Teen Center. Funds raised are used to enhance the Center, its programs and to support worthy community causes. For example, the Teen Center gives an annual Thomas Finn Achievement Award- an award given to a South Windsor High School senior who has overcome personal obstacles, is involved in the community, and is going on to some form of higher education.

 

Rising S.T.A.R.S. - South Windsor Teens Assisting, Respecting, Sharing

South Windsor Youth & Family Services offers the Rising Stars Summer Community Service Program during the summer months for middle school and high school youth who are in need of positive youth development and/or socialization, or a youth that needs supervision while the parent is not in the home.

The program provides a structured, supervised setting with opportunities for many different kinds of community service projects. Projects are organized by SWYFS in cooperation with South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, SW Food Alliance and other town or community departments.

Each session is two weeks long, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Lunch is provided. Morning and afternoon transportation is available. Transportation to the community service site is provided.

The program is housed at the SWYFS Teen Center, located in the Charles N Enes Community Center. Each session will have a maximum of 10-15 participants. Participants may be allowed to attend more than one session if approved by the program coordinators.

There is a focus on both teambuilding and skillbuilding throughout the session and the weeks end with field trips.  The purpose of team building and outings is to enhance self-esteem, encourage positive group and individual decision making, to practice taking healthy risks and enhance group cohesion.

For more information on this program or to register your child please call Liane Lussier Smith, Teen Center Program Coordinator, at (860) 648-6360.