Activities and programs

PREP: Nov 30th- December 15th

We are 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 Tuesday November 30th. Classes will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (November 30th, December 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, and 15th.) 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 private space where they can attend with confidentiality, privacy, and no distractions. 

There will be 3-4 more PREP courses over the next year, and we’re happy to add anyone to the waiting list for a future PREP. Parental permission slips are also required. Please register before November 26th. For registration, more information, or a permission slip, please email the Director of the BTC, Robert Morgan, at rmorgan@wcysb.org, or call 802.229.9151 ext. 234.

Past Programs

Taco / Tech Tuesday: Digital Art

Tuesdays (open 2-6 p.m.) Taco/Tech Tuesday: Digital Art. Come learn about FireAlpaca, Krita, and digital drawing at the BTC… and eat tacos.

Fresh Prints

We learned about designing, carving, and printing linocuts, wood blocks, and simple silk screens. Printed on fabric and paper; made cards, t-shirts, prayer flags, bandanas, etc.

Think you might enjoy this ask us about it. You don’t need to be a virtuoso to enjoy making art; Art is for everyone! All materials are provided.

Ukulelic Orchestra

Group and individual instruction, and ensemble playing for budding ukulelists. A limited number of ukuleles will be provided. Also open to anyone interested in playing acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, percussion, or singing. Again, some instruments can be provided. Even if you’ve never touched a ukulele we invite you to join. You don’t need to be a virtuoso to enjoy making music; Music is for everyone!  

We have lots of different stringed instruments for you to use. we also have a whole bunch of virtual audio stuff to try out.

Pathfinder Club

Whether you’re new to tabletop RPGs, new to Pathfinder, or an experienced adventurer, you’re invited to join. Dwarven fighter? Orcish barbarian? Gnomish bard? All heroes are welcome, even Human rogues! We’ll supply all the gear, you bring a hunger for adventure.

We are no longer running pathfinder. However we are starting up a DND campaign. So stop down Friday’s to check it out.