My Place Teen Center is in the news. Read more to see what people are saying about our vision, our work, and our impact on the community.

Snack Drive Reaches Food-Insecure Teens

February 11, 2019

News Center looks at how My Place Teen Center provides daily meals for area youth and invites the community to take part in a snack drive.


Bernstein Shur Clients Choose MPTC

February 8, 2019

Each year for the past 100 years, Bernstein Shur has chosen a beneficiary for its charitable giving. This year, they let their clients vote to select which one of five deserving organizations would receive $10,000. News Center Maine looks at why their choice was My Place Teen Center.



Maine Women Magazine Profile: MPTC CEO, Donna Dwyer

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Positively Maine Focuses on Westbrook’s Teen Center

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Local Chef Offers Teens Restaurant Training Skills at MPTC

November 29, 2018

My Place Teen Center served more than 9,000 hot meals last year. Now the center is using that service to teach teens the ins and outs of food preparation and restaurant management under the guidance of chef Jesse Blaisdell.


My Place Teen Center Celebrates 20 Years

May 3, 2018

Twenty years ago, with a $120,000 donation from the Cornelia Warren Association, My Place Teen Center opened in a space on the first floor of the Dana Warp Mill. Keep Me Current takes a closer look at the center’s accomplishments and plans for the future.


Joan Benoit Samuelson Visits MPTC 

July 12, 2016

MWTW follows olympic gold medalist and Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson as she tours My Place Teen Center (MPTC). MPTC is the beneficiary of this year’s Beach to Beacon, a popular fundraising race founded by Samuelson with a mission to shine a light on kids.


Beach to Beacon Names My Place Teen Center as 2016 Beneficiary

February 10, 2016

The TD Charitable Foundation announced today that My Place Teen Center, a free, year-round, after-school youth development program for kids at-risk in Greater Portland, has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2016 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.


MPTC Volunteer Deb Shangraw Wins “6 Who Care” Award for Advocacy 

October 15, 2015

News Center profiles My Place Teen Center volunteer Deb Shangraw  as one of 2015’s WCHS “6 Who Care” award winners.


Changing lives: Donna Dwyer rebuilds dilapidated teen center, teen lives

March 23, 2015
When Donna Dwyer approached the at-risk teen center located in a former Westbrook church for a job interview, the building was so run down she says she almost turned around and never returned.



My Place Teen Center Named 2014 Agency of Distinction

November 3, 2014
My Place Teen Center has been announced winner of WCSH’s 2014 “6 Who Care” Agency of Distinction Award for its work serving disabled, homeless, food insecure, cognitively delayed, low-income, immigrants and refugee teens and youth.



After 15 Years, Westbrook Teen Center Renamed

May 16, 2013

What was the Mission Possible Teen Center will now be called My Place Teen Center.