Home is where the heart is.
Welcome to My Place Teen Center.
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.
We have opened a temporary second location in Saco — and are excited in our quest to open a permanent second site in Biddeford! We will be located on the top floor of the former St. Andre’s Church. <The Story>
Our Youth Leadership Academy
The Youth Leadership Academy is a comprehensive positive youth development program designed to increase Developmental Assets and reduce risky behaviors in youth who attend My Place Teen Center. Youth will attend modules on Health and Wellness, Workforce Readiness, Leadership and Social/Emotional Competencies and Character Education/Civic Engagement. Students will increase their awareness of health and wellness and social/emotional skills. They will learn the importance of leadership and how community service builds strong character and a work ethic. They will be actively learning by participating in YLA’s culinary program, life skills, social competencies such as decision-making and restraint, and the “Pay It Forward” program, which engages youth in community service projects. A participant who graduates from the YLA will be more confident, more secure in presenting him/herself to the world of work, college and military, as well as be prepared to live an independent, accountable life. <Learn more about our programs>