The Basement Teen Center

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!

PREP for December

THIS PREP SESSION IS FULL! We’ll post here when we schedule our next session. To get on our PREP waiting list, email Robert at

The BTC 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 reinforce 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 December 5th (and continue Tuesday 6th, Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th, Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, and Wednesday 21st). Classes will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The 8 sessions will be held on Zoom. We are happy to accommodate anyone who wants to attend in person, but you must let us know in advance. Virtual students will need a computer with internet access, and a space where they can attend with confidentiality, privacy, and no distractions.

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