The center’s mission focuses on building partnerships with community members, agencies, business and organizations. Workshops on youth specific issues are conducted by various Durham agencies. The schedule also includes self-directed activities for youth.
Community forums, guest presentations, teen dialogue nights and
educational speakers address topics such as teen-parent relationships,
teen drug and alcohol use, depression and suicide, and teen sexuality.
The Durham Teen Center provides middle and high school youth with high
quality programming. The center encourages youth to express themselves,
transcend personal boundaries, learn the value of service to their
community, and develop individual assets that foster healthy and
The Durham Teen Center is a safe and friendly environment that features:
50 inch and 42 inch HDTVs
3,400 square foot game room, computer room and kitchen
Pool table, ping pong, air hockey, Foosball, video games, board games and music instruments
Walking distance from the Durham Area Transit Authority
The Durham Teen Center exists to serve students between the ages of
13-19 (7th-12th grades). In keeping with its mission to be a safe place
for young people the Teen Center is managed by experienced
professionals. For the safety of our students the Teen Center adheres to
a very strict "teens only" policy. Every student must have a student
membership application on file.