Programming

Creating Together

In addition to our drop-in hours, we offer regularly scheduled programs. These programs take place on site at the Teen Center as well as around the community. We look forward to you joining us! If you are interested in partnering with ACT to provide programming, please contact us below.

 

Winter & Spring Programming Is Here!

Celebrating MLK Day and Black History Month

The Teen Center is hosting a variety of educational and artistic events that are focused on racial justice and Blackness in Vermont. The goal of this project is to ensure that students of color (SOC) in and around Middlebury know that there is a space for them. Normally, our programming is open to teens grades 7-12 within the ACSD, but for this project all teens grade 7-12 in Addison County are welcome!

Expression of Color Art Gallery 

When:  February 22 - February 27 

Mon-Fri 12pm-6pm | Sat 10am-3pm

Stop by or make an appointment (optional)!

Call Bundle at 802-989-6270 to book a time slot.

We are currently seeking art created by students of color! We want you to create something that you feel is representative of your identity as a person of color. Most mediums are welcome. The only limit is your imagination! Submissions are due by February 17th (unless you sign up for the art class) and can be dropped off at the Teen Center Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. Please fill out an art submission form if you would like to participate! 

Students of Color Group

When: Thursdays 4-5pm

We are very excited to announce that Nicholas will be hosting a weekly group for students of color to express themselves, share their experiences, and engage in discussion about systematic oppression with other POC, using their own voices and words. It is our hope that SOC feel welcome and comfortable at Addison Central Teens. This group will run weekly on Thursdays from 4pm-5pm, beginning on January 21.

Healthy Relationships Workshop Series

Wednesdays 4-5pm from Feb. 3 - March 10

We are excited to collaborate with WomenSafe to host a workshop series focused on healthy relationships and friendships! WomenSafe is a local organization that works to eliminate domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and direct service. Topics covered in the workshop include healthy relationships and friendships, consent, victim blaming, power dynamics, and healing from a toxic relationship. It is our goal to help equip local youth with the necessary tools to engage in healthy, happy relationships and friendships from here on out. To learn more about WomenSafe, visit their website: womensafe.net

To sign up for the workshop series, please fill out the registration form: 

Paycheck to Power: Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Wednesdays 4-5pm from March 24- April 28

We are collaborating with Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) to host a workshop series focused on making and managing money. Topics covered will include credit, taxes, loans, budgeting, financial decision making, saving money, and renting an apartment. It is our goal to help teens feel like they have the knowledge and confidence to responsibly handle money. Vermont Adult Learning is an organization that helps adult learners ages 16 and up acquire the skills to earn their high school diploma. They also host workforce development opportunities. To learn more about Vermont Adult Learning, check out their website: vtadultlearning.org

To sign up for the workshop series please fill out the registration form: 

LGBTQ+ Group

Every other Monday 4pm-5pm

Led by Cicilia, the Teen Center LGBTQ+ group offers you the opportunity to express any questions you may have about your gender identity or sexuality, talk about your journey as a member of the LGBT+ community, find helpful resources, and be supported by a safe and inclusive community. This program takes place on alternating Mondays starting on September 14

Teens Support Teens

Every other Monday 4pm-5pm

Led by Cicilia, Teens Support Teens gives teens a chance to express themselves, their concerns, their victories, and anything else they may need to get off their chest. Teens Support Teens is a space where we work together to build a welcoming, caring, and inclusive environment. Teens Support Teens is not a substitute for Therapy or professional Psychiatric help, and should not be treated as such. This program takes place on alternating Mondays.

DnD

Friday 3:45pm-6pm

Come experience the thrill of defeating a horde of skeleton soldiers in the ancient ruins of Agartha because your team’s goblin rogue just had to pull that mysterious lever that had “trap” written all over it. Not sure what any of that means? Come to Dungeons and Dragons and find out more about it, and the mystical fun of creating a whole world with your friends, and then fighting it! Our Dungeon Master, or DM for short, this year will be Adelaide! DND is a weekly program.

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