Durham Teen Center


The Durham Teen Center provides middle and high school youth with no-cost, 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 meaningful lives.
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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. These activities also promote peer-group interaction.

Check out what the Teen Center has been up to lately in our Spring 2018 Newsletter and read more about the Digital Brilliance Hour program in this Triangle Tribune article.

The Space

The Durham Teen Center is located at 1101 Cornell Street. It 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 center is open Monday through Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. during the school year. During the summer and on public school early release days, the center is open From 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration Information

The Durham Teen Center exists to serve students between the ages of 13-19 years (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.
Please review the following information about teen center policies: