About the Teen Center
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.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we've also offered a variety of fun, educational virtual programming for youth to participate in from home. We're excited to see everyone in person again for our summer programming!
The Essex Teen Center is open to 4th-8th grade students in the Essex Westford School District, and is free to attend.
Current Programming Schedule:
Due to COVID-19, the Teen Center is currently operating virtually. Take a look at our calendar below to see what we have planned!
Summer Programming Schedule:
We've got an exciting, in-person summer planned! Check the calendar below for specific activities.
Mondays: Outdoor drop-in Teen Center from 11:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesdays: Field trips to 'Cool Places in Vermont'
Wednesdays: Gardening with the Teen Center from 10:00am - 11:00am, Drop-in from 11:00am - 2:00pm, and Chef's Club from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursdays: Outdoor drop-in Teen Center from 11:00am - 2:00pm
and Outlet Club from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
On rainy days we will use the Teen Center.
Hours and Operations
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!