Hours and Operations
We follow the EWSD School Calendar and are not open on half-days or when school is closed.
Additional Teen Center cancellations will be announced at school and via email.
Tuesday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
We also host events in the Teen Center, which may take place outside of these hours.
Students must bring back a signed permission form by their second visit.
The Essex Teen Center provides a safe space for middle school students to engage with peers and positive adult role models. Trained CHIPS staff and volunteers are on-site to supervise and organize events, field trips, activities, and prepare healthy snacks.
There's lots of fun to be had in the Teen Center. Our space includes air hockey, a pool table, foosball, a basketball net, arts and crafts, piano and guitars, board games and puzzles, computers, and age-appropriate video games and movies.
We also host regular events in the Teen Center, such as game nights, paint nights, movie nights, and holiday parties.
The Essex Teen Center is open to 6th-8th grade students in the Essex Westford School District, and is free to attend.
Volunteer in the Teen Center
Essex CHIPS is looking for high school and adult volunteers to help supervise our Teen Center.
Gain experience working with youth, have a positive, lasting impact on youth, and have fun!