The Basement Teen Center (BTC) is a drop-in space for youth ages 12 to 18, providing a much needed safe space for positive activities and socialization during after-school and summer hours. The BTC is not just for Montpelier teens; all teens are welcome!
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Summer at the BTC:
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m. and Friday 1-9 p.m.
The Basement Teen Center is excited to offer PREP [Personal Responsibility Education Program], an evidence-based curriculum that builds skills to prevent STI and HIV transmission and unintended pregnancy. Information alone won’t prevent teens from engaging in high-risk behaviors, but evidence shows that having accurate information about the consequences of unprotected sex helps teens make better choices, especially when parents/guardians reinforc
e the program’s information with clearly communicated expectations.
This program is designed to engage teens in conversations that encourage them to take charge of their physical, emotional, and sexual health. Anyone who successfully completes the course (at least 6 out of the 8 classes) will be rewarded with a $100 gift card! All teens 13-18 are welcome to participate, regardless of any attendance at the Basement Teen Center.
PREP will begin Monday August 8th. Classes will run for two weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (August 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th) The 8 sessions will be held on Zoom, and we are happy to accommodate anyone who wants to attend in person. Virtual students will need a computer with internet access, and a space where they can attend with confidentiality, privacy, and no distractions.
Parental permission slips are required. Please register by August 5th.
For registration/permission form, please have a parent/guardian fill out: https://forms.gle/daSA83cyYn5bHP4J6
You can also email the Director of the BTC, Robert Morgan, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802.229.9151 ext. 234.
The Basement Teen Center is a program of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club.
Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club
P.O. Box 627 Montpelier, VT, 05601
Phone: (802) 229 9151 x234
Fax: (802) 229-2508