In addition to drop-in time, we also have participatory programs for teens at the BTC. These programs are directly fueled by the interests and ideas that our teens express– if you are a teen who wants to share some ideas, please share them by taking our Interest Survey. 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 some of our regular programs

Virtual Basement Teen Center (VBTC)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the BTC is offering virtual drop-in hours Monday-Friday, 4:00pm-6:00pm via Zoom. For more information, please contact the Basement Teen Center Staff.


PREP stands for Personal Responsibility Education Program. It is a fun, informative class on sex education and healthy relationships that the BTC holds about four times a year! It is taught by the BTC Director and the BTC AmeriCorps Member who follow the “Making Proud Choices!” curriculum. Teens who finish the course, which is eight 1.5 hour sessions over four weeks, receive $100 and a boatload of knowledge. Because we are limited to about 10 spots per class, teens must sign up for PREP by turning in their signed permission slips before the class begins. The BTC is not open during PREP classes to ensure that PREP discussions are safe and remain confidential. Please contact us if you would like to be on the contact list for information about future PREP classes!