On Tuesday, March 6, we ask for you to vote YES on Article 37 in support of The Basement Teen Center.
The Basement Teen Center is funded in part by a $15,000 appropriation from the City of Montpelier. This money is used to support programming and staff salary. We are grateful to our neighbors here in Montpelier for their continued support over the past 22 years.
With this essential support from the Montpelier voters each year the Basement Teen Center:
– Serves over 250 teens
-Has close to 3000 visits from those teens
-Provides over 2100 free meals and snacks
The BTC offers programming developed to give youth a voice in their community and create opportunities for healthy expression. We hold workshops with local professionals to mentor teens on filmmaking, photography, music and art. Most importantly we provide a safe, substance free space for young people to participate in activities that encourage positive growth.
The Basement Teen Center is an indispensable resource for our community and our youth.
Thank you so much for your support!
As many of you already know, Jackie will be leaving the Basement shortly. Next Thursday (March 1) is her last day. 😦
TUESDAY: Let’s try a video challenge today. I’ll do the one that I was going to do last Friday.
WEDNESDAY: Teen Council. Be at the Basement at 4:30pm. There are some major changes, such as Jackie leaving, that we will be discussing.
THURSDAY: Nick will be at the Basement. He’s got something up his sleeve, but has yet to reveal it.
FRIDAY: Jackie’s last Friday. 😦 She has something special planned, but you’ll have to be at the Basement to find out.
ATTENTION: the Basement Teen Center will be closed on FRIDAY (2/17) and MONDAY (2/20).
Who wants to do some mad science?
We will start it off with the return of MAD SCIENCE MONDAY! At 4:30pm we will be conducted a fun science experiment. Be at the Basement to find out what it will be.
TUESDAY: We will be continuing our music mentor activities. Come down if you feel like rocking out.
WEDNESDAY: Not sure yet, but it will be great. Casey will be in the space!
THURSDAY: Video challenge. Check Facebook on Thursday to find out what it will be!
FRIDAY we will be closed. 😦 Next MONDAY, too.
I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weather this past weekend. We have more fun planned for this week, but we need some help, too.
Town Meeting Day is fast approaching and we need your help to spread the word about the importance of the Basement Teen Center. This FRIDAY is Art Walk and we will be giving away free Hot Chocolate as part of it. We need a couple of volunteers to help us hand them out. We will be talking more about this throughout the week, but please keep this in mind as Friday approaches.
MONDAY: The return of 4:37! Some of you may remember this activity from the days when Jen was at the Basement. Well, today it comes back! And if you want to know more, be at the Basement today at 4:37pm.
TUESDAY: “Turn it/Tune Up Tuesday!” Music mentor Paul will be at the Basement from 4-6pm (unfortunately, he was unable to make it last week).
WEDNESDAY: Art workshop with Jackie.
THURSDAY: Video challenge.
FRIDAY: Art Walk; Free Hot Cocoa.