In addition to drop-in time at the BTC, we have different programs going on every day! These programs are directly fueled by the ideas shared by teens at our monthly Teen Council. Here at the BTC, we like to approach programming with the idea that anything is possible, so we encourage everyone to contribute their ideas, no matter how outlandish it may seem!
Here are our regular monthly/weekly activities as well as some of the activities we’ve been up to lately.
Late Nite Friday
On Fridays, the Basement is open until 10pm, and we cook up tasty dinner with and for youths! It is still a drop-in space, so who knows what could be going on? Movies? Ping Pong? Maybe even a food fight!
Artsy Wednesday is a go-with-the-flow type activity. Every week there’s a loose plan for art projects, yielding to the creative vision of the teens. We explore different techniques, styles, and mediums from photography to sculpture.
Tea-Time begins at 3:30 every Thursday. We gather together to talk about the week, the world, life in general, and what kinds of household appliance you would be, if you were a household appliance. We provide the tea, the cookies, and the weird questions.
Teen council is one of the most important programs we have at the BTC. It happens once a month, and is the only time we ever ask everyone to stop what they’re doing, and gather around for pizza and a discussion. We talk about how the previous month went, and what programming everyone would like to see in the next month – these ideas get put directly into the following month’s calendar. We also use that opportunity to make any announcements, and discuss the role of the teen center in the community.