How can YOU help?

Helping extraordinary kids lead more normal lives.

My Place Teen Center is a free, year-round, after-school program (five hours/day) for kids, ages 10-18. A safe haven for youth — sustaining them with comfort, meals, resources, and hope.

Read More!


Kids’ Program Plan for Spring and Summer 2017!

My Place Teen Center has developed a quarterly plan to continue its Youth Leadership Academy through the summer of 2017. All youth are encouraged to attend “extended learning” activities in order to increase the fundamental building blocks needed to promote thriving. The Youth Leadership Academy is comprised of four areas: (1) Health and Wellness; (2) Social/Emotional Skills; (3) Workforce Readiness; and, (4) Character/Civic Engagement.

Read More »

Inaugural Celebration!

Please join newly elected Mayor Sanphy and City officials on February 17, 4 pm to 8 pm, for a meet and greet and celebration at My Place Teen Center. Refreshments will be provided. Please use the Foster Street entrance. Hosts: Downtown Westbrook Coalition and My Place Teen Center

Meet Our Kids

Meet Hamza

Hamza has been coming to MPTC for four years. A 16-year-old from Westbrook, Hamza says he found out about the teen center from a friend. “I thought it was pretty cool and I might as well hang out here,” he says. He likes the variety of activities and the chance to hang out with his friends. “I have things to do here,” he says,

Read More »

Meet Lexi

At the MPTC Award Gala in September 2014, Lexi Dearborn received the 180 Degree Award for the teen who has done the most to turn her life around. “I cried in front of hundreds of people,” Lexi jokes as she recalls the moment when she received the award. Lexi admits that as a young teen living in Kennebunk, she spent time getting into trouble

Read More »

Meet Matt

Matt became part of MPTC in 2007 through a summer program designed to assist incoming sixth graders with the transition into middle school. Matt was recommended to participate in this program through the school’s social worker. Upon first meeting, Matt presented as a bashful and quiet adolescent despite his large size. Matt’s physical development surpassed his peers so that he looked much older than

Read More »

Meet Kaelyn

Kaelyn, a 12-year-old from Standish, has been coming to MPTC since she first found out about the teen center when she came to one of the weekly community dinners served at MPTC. “I just love it here,” she says, citing the staff and the other kids as reasons why she has been a fixture at MPTC every day after school for two years. “If

Read More »