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, noting that his favorite activities are playing basketball and video games. He also enjoys MPTC outings such as trips to Funtown in the summer.
“Here you feel like you’re part of a family,” says Hamza. “You don’t get left out. They really care about you and push you to create a positive future.”