My name is Ashton Brown, and I’m looking forward to running in the Beach to Beacon 10K on August 6th. I’m 15 years old and originally from Gray. I’ve been living in Westbrook for 10 years and attend Westbrook Middle School. I’m on the Westbrook Middle School’s Track team, I like hanging out with my friends, and exercising. I like coming to My Place Teen Center because there are a lot of nice people here, it keeps me out of trouble, and I learn new things. When I grow up I want to be in the United States Marine Corps.
We are pleased that several My Place Teen Center kids will be participating in the TD Beach to Beacon! Join us in supporting their fundraising efforts for the Center. We are so proud of them for making the commitment to run in the race, and for giving back to their community.
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. MPTC depends upon the financial support and in-kind contributions of many local organizations, businesses, and individuals. Each year the number of youth who enjoy My Place Teen Center services increases. The cost to provide a teen with a hot meal, a safe, warm, caring space and a variety of enrichment programs for the year is $960. Each kid has access to 1,300 hours of specialized programming and 260 hot, well-balanced meals per year.
There are many ways of supporting My Place Teen Center. Donating to a runner is one way to show your support — and will help ensure that MPTC is here for each and every kid who needs us. Since we are a 501(c)3, not for profit organization, your gift is tax deductible. Thank you for visiting.