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.
Monday: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Free time: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Snack & Circle Time: 3:50pm - 4:00pm
Planned Activities: 4:00 - 4:30pm
Free time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Students must bring back a signed permission form by their second visit.
The Essex Tween Center provides a safe space for elementary school students to engage with peers and positive adult role models. Trained CHIPS staff and volunteers are on-site to supervise and organize activities, crafts, provide homework help, and prepare healthy snacks.
There's lots of fun to be had in the Tween 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.
The Essex Teen Center is open to 4th-5th grade students in the Essex Westford School District, and is free to attend.
Volunteer in the Tween Center
Essex CHIPS is looking for high school and adult volunteers to help supervise our Tween Center.
Gain experience working with youth, have a positive, lasting impact on youth, and have fun!