Teen Center

The Teen Center includes a computer room, game room, music studio, and much more! We offer a wide variety of exciting programs throughout the year such as Artistic Touch and Concept to Creation. Whether you need help with homework, assistance filling out a job application, or learning about community service opportunities - we are here for you! 

What Teens are saying about us:

  • "I come to experience new opportunities, to help myself and to be with my friends". 
  • "This is a place where I can relax and get my work done...like yesterday I had to get my project done and completed it here. And also you guys are nice." 

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Hours of Operation during the school year:

  • Monday-Friday:
    10:30 AM - 7:00 PM 
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Early Release Day / Professional Study Days
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • School Breaks
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Note: We will be closing early on Monday, November 7th, 2022 at 4:30pm. The Teen Center staff will have a table at the Town Hall Meeting by Deerfield Beach Community Cares focused on "Depression & Anxiety: How to Handle Difficult Times" at the Dr. Leo G. Robb Gymnasium at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex. Address: 445 SW 2nd Street. We welcome teens to stop by, listen and ask the panel questions.

Teen Center facility.

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Become a Teen Center Member

Teens, if you are looking to become a member you will need to bring a parent or legal guardian with you for the tour (don't worry, this is the only time we ask your parents to be here šŸ˜œ ). It is important to us that the parents know where their child is and who they are going to be with. On this tour, you will see where you will be hanging out and given an application for membership (membership is free).

In order to be a Teen Center member, you must be ages 13 - 18 and currently enrolled in high school.

Please call 954-571-4568 to schedule your tour today!

Teen on pier with fishing rod holding his catch.

Teens getting tennis Instruction

Teens stocking food on shelves for community service

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Programs & Activities

The Teen Center has set programs throughout the school year, but we encourage our members' voices in deciding what speakers, programs, and classes we offer. Most importantly, classes are FREE!

Self Defense given by COBRA

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Gardening for Nutrition

Nutrition Educator Liz Lewis from UF-IFAS Broward County Extension, Family Nutrition Program (FNP) will be presenting six workshops for teens in 2023! 

DAY DATE TIME  
Wednesday 01/11/23 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Energy In, Energy Out
Wednesday 01/18/23 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM The Nutrient Database
Wednesday 01/25/23 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM In Search of Essential Nutrients
Wednesday 02/01/23 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM What Parts of a Plant Do We Eat
Wednesday 02/08/23 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Spice It Up Part 1
Wednesday 02/15/23 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Spice It Up Part 2


Digital Photography

Snap* Snap* Come join Ms. Lara Pinheiro our wonderful photography instructor to learn the basics about taking photos and using a camera effectively. She will also educate you about important topics such as lighting. With this class, you can start building your own portfolio. No experience is needed and cameras are available for you to use during the workshops.

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DAY DATE TIME
Wednesday 11/02/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 11/09/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 11/16/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 11/30/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 12/07/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 12/14/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 12/21/22 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Gardening

There are two raised garden beds that are full of growing produce the teens started from seeds! We can certainly use your help in caring for these new plants so they grow strong. This season we have the following produce: corn, cucumber, radish, bush bean, gourd and strawberry plants. Special thanks to Deerfield Beach Community Cares for donating supplies to help us begin this program along with a nearby nursery Nu Turf of Pompano Beach, Inc.

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DAY TIME
Monday 10/31/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 11/08/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday 11/14/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday 11/21/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday 11/28/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday 12/05/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday 12/12/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday 12/19/22 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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DJ/Production/Vocalist - POSTPONED

Ever thought about becoming a Disc Jockey, Producer, or Vocalist? Here's your chance to learn the basics of the most advanced techniques in the music industry. We have our very own Party DJ and Music Producer "Kong The DJ" who provides lessons two times a week in our studio.

Concept 2 Creation

Students learn the basic principles of working with embroidery on fabric. You can also learn how to create Logos and Business artwork. Students can do heat transfer with vinyl designs and create custom apparel!

Teen making a shirt using a press

DAY DATE TIME
Tuesday 11/15/22 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday 12/06/22 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday 12/20/22 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM


Sound Engineering - POSTPONED

Learn to assemble, operate and maintain technical equipment used to amplify, enhance, mix or produce sound. You will also learn to identify the sound requirements for a given task or situation and perform the appropriate actions to produce the sound.

Equalizer with green, blue, white and red knobs

DAY TIME
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Artistic Touch

Tired of drawing stick figures, making macaroni art, and lame picture frames? In this program you will get an opportunity to tap into your inner artist by expanding on your creativity and exercising that artistic muscle. Graphite Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Candle-Making projects and whatever else you want to be better at. Nothing is off-limits to your imagination.

Teens painting colorful images

DAY DATE TIME
Tuesday 11/01/22 5:45 PM - 6:45PM
Tuesday 11/29/22 5:45 PM - 6:45PM
Tuesday 12/13/22 5:45 PM - 6:45PM


Cooking with the Chef

Do you like being creative with food and making a delicious meal? We have cookbooks and a kitchen available to teens to make some wonderful food. They will also learn how to keep their cooking area sanitary and work as a team.

Teen cooking - mixing their deliciousness in a bowl and scooping onto a pan

DAY   TIME
Thursday 11/03/22 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday 11/18/22 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday 12/02/22 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Men2Boys

This is a wonderful program that we host whose mission is to provide Group Mentoring and "Teen Coaching" to boys in the community. They focus on topics such as smart decisions and discovering their purpose. Learn more about the Men2Boys program.

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DAY DATE TIME
Monday 11/07/22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday 11/14/22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday 11/28/22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday 12/05/22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday 12/12/22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday 12/19/22 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

BSO Deerfield Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) Boxing

The National Association of Police Athletic/Activities League (National PAL) and its chapters work nationwide to promote the prevention of juvenile crime and violence by building relationships among kids, cops, and the community through positive engagement. BSO/Deerfield Beach PAL Mission Statement:

- For all participants to be physically and mentally fit.

- For all participants to give maximum effort in all endeavors.

-For all participants to be good role models at home, in school, and in their communities.

- For all participants to be humble in victory, gracious in defeat, and put fair play above all.

Please email Luz Deroseney for an application. All New PAL Program members must complete the application before beginning. There is a $5 application fee. 

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Note: The first day is Thursday, 08/18/22. There will be no class on Tuesday 11/08/22, 11/22/22 and Thursday 11/24/22.
DAY TIME
Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the Parks & Recreation Department: Resources, Services and Interventions for Youth & Families 


The purpose of this project is to provide monthly events and summit to support mental health in the community. Below are the activities and we are pleased to share there will be another summit in 2023! If you are a non-profit, therapist or other professional in the mental health field and would like to participate please contact the Teen Center.


DateEvent InstructorOrganizationDetailsLocation
05/7/22IgniteLynn ShawCEO of Lynn Shaw Group and Keynote SpeakerResource Fair, Community Service Project, Teen Art Contest Winners Display, Keynote Speaker, Dance, Dinner, Raffle PrizesDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 
08/26/22Express Your Feelings Through Color
(teen)
Gabriela GamperlCertified International Art4Healing FacilitatorDid you know expressing your feelings through the creative process of painting can be therapeutic and healing? The workshops are designed to assist those living with emotional pain, illness, grief, fear or stress. 
Highlands Community Center
08/27/22Express Your Feelings Through Color
(parent/guardian)
Gabriela Gamperl
Certified International Art4Healing Facilitator
Same as above.Highlands Community Center
10/06/22Back to School Starter Kit: How to Navigate Relationships & Tough ConversationsDeseray WilsonLMHC Founder and Clinical Director of Anxious Black GirlsWorkshop covers the following: identifying and naming emotions, common stressors during this time of the year, communication skills, important relationships in your life, how to navigate asking for what you need, and boundary setting.
Highlands Community Center
10/08/22Teen Yoga Night: Halloween EditionYaneilys AmadorRYT200 Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor and Mental Health Advocate from Yoga4ChangeCurriculum includes thematic teachings like gratitude, forgiveness, self-acceptance, vulnerability, and expectations. The class also includes “physical and mental health resources such as yoga shapes, breathing exercises and mindfulness practices. 
Highlands Community Center
11/04/22Forest BathingDonna MansbartCertified Forest Therapy Guide (Shinrin-Yoku)
Forest bathing is beneficial to physiological, mental, and emotional health. A walk can engage the Parasympathetic nervous system to relax our bodies, lower cortisol levels and boost our immune system, improve sleep, and lower blood pressure. 
Arboretum at Constitution Park
12/09/22Self-Care FridayAltheresa ClarkMSW, LCSW, Founder & CEO of Inspire4Purpose, LLCYouth will explore self-care tips, learn techniques to increase overall mental health, and build a self-care plan through exciting activities
Hillsboro Community Center
01/27/23Stress Management FridayAlthersa ClarkMSW, LCSW, Founder & CEO of Inspire4Purpose,
LLC
This workshop helps participants realize what stress is, increase their capacity to cope successfully with stress, understand the importance of mindfulness and discover solutions to managing stress
Hillsboro Community Center
02/24/23Anger ManagementCassidy FergusonMessin With My MentalComing soon!TBD

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