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

150 Nevers Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

 

Teen Center Program Coordinator: Danielle Bifolck

Email: Danielle.Bifolck@southwindsor-ct.gov 

Phone: 860-648-6360


Follow us on social media!

Twitter- @teen_sw

Instagram- @southwindsorteencenter

For a look at past and upcoming events or programs- Follow us on FACEBOOK!


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What is the Teen Center?

The South Windsor Teen Center provides South Windsor middle school and high school students, 11-18, with a fun, engaging, safe, substance-free environment where they can interact with friends, meet new peers, and get acquainted with Teen Center staff members.

Students can join us during our drop-in hours to enjoy a snack, play games, or do fun crafts. The Teen Center offers a lot to participate in, with countless board games, electronics, air hockey, pool tables, ping-pong, and ski ball. Our Teen Center Supervisors are always ready to engage and get some friendly competition going with games! We’re set in the perfect location, with the trails being so close and Nevers Park right outside our doors, students love getting fresh air after a long day.

We are excited to increase our participation and are looking forward to welcoming new students to join us! Each of our staff members are compassionate, energetic, and thankful for the opportunity to build such strong relationships with students.

In addition to our drop-in hours, special events, youth groups, and programs are scheduled regularly to promote healthy living skills and positive youth involvement. 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. The Teen Center also participates in community service activities- listed below! 

Teen Center Goals:

  • Serve South Windsor youth, ages 11-18
  • Contribute to personal growth
  • Encourage youth input and decision making
  • Create a positive peer experience
  • Ensure a substance-free environment  

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DROP-IN HOURS (During the School Year):

Drop-in for High School:

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Students who wish to receive a late bus pass must be in the Teen Center by 2:45pm.

Drop-in hours on a half-day are from 11:30am-1:30pm.

 

Drop-in for MIDDLE SCHOOL:                                                                                                                  

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Tuesdays from 3-5:30pm & Fridays from 5:45pm to 9:30pm (Parents/Guardians must come in to sign youth out).

Drop-in hours on a Tuesday half-day are from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

 

Please register for middle school drop-in hours with the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa8a622a2ffce9-middle

 

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.

CLICK HERE for the Teen Center Registration Form


NEW PROGRAMS/EVENTS:

Click here for Events for Middle School Students!

Click here for Events for High School Students!

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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 and volunteers year-round. 

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.

Youth interested in serving on the committee should call the Teen Center at 860-648-6360 or feel free to email Danielle.Bifolck@southwindsor-ct.gov for more information.

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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.

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 partners.

Each session is two weeks long, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Lunch is provided. 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 8 participants. Participants may be allowed to attend more than one session if approved by the program coordinator.

There is a focus on both team building and skill-building throughout the session and the second week ends with a field trip.  The purpose of team building and outings is to enhance self-esteem, encourage positive group and individual decision-making, practice taking healthy risks, and enhance group cohesion.

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Applications for our Summer Program Rising Stars will be available in MARCH 2022.

For more information on this program or to register your child please call Danielle Bifolck, Teen Center Coordinator, at 860-648-6360.