Welcome to The Silver City Teen Center Website!
During a recent Taunton City Council meeting, concern was expressed that there was a need for more opportunities for Taunton’s youth to find a safe haven. As a result, the Silver City Teen Center offered to double its days and increase activities and programs. To increase services we need your financial support. Please consider a donation so we may better serve the young men and women in our community.
Created to be a safe haven for Taunton's teens, ages 13-19. Violence in any form, toward any person is unacceptable.
To promote safety, health & wellness for Taunton's youth by creating a safe haven.
The Silver City Teen Center now located at the St. Thomas Church Hall, 111 High St., Taunton MA, is the result of an October 2008 National Make a Difference Day anti-gang, anti-youth violence & underage drinking prevention project to create a safe haven for Taunton teens ages 14 – 19. The initial project, for which the teen center received a $10,000 award from the Paul Newman Foundation & USA Weekend News, was a collaboration between the Taunton School Committee, the Mayor’s Office and Southeastern Massachusetts Voices Against Violence.
The SCTC supports an open enrollment and services/activities/programs are at no cost to families. At the request of the community, in 2011, the teen center amended the ages served to 13-19.
During a recent Taunton City Council meeting, concern was expressed that there was a need for more opportunities for Taunton’s youth to find a safe haven. As a result, the Silver City Teen Center offered to double its days and increase activities and programs.
The current schedule is:
Tuesdays & Fridays, 2:30-7:00 pm
Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30 pm
Saturdays, 12:30-3:30 pm
Activities include: Chess matches & instruction for new players; Creative writing; Board games, puzzles; Creative journaling- an adaptation of Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way”;Sketching/Art Corner; Multiple board games; Puzzles; Wii, Playstation; Healthy adventures (walking group); Video training/production; Movie day; PhotoVoice – photo essay; field trips to art galleries, the Old Colony Historical Society and other locations.
Silver City Teen Center members have multiple opportunities to participate in public service events to raise awareness about public health issues that directly impact them such as teen dating violence, bullying/cyberbullying, underage drinking & drug use; teen depression, self-injury and suicide prevention. Teen center volunteer staff are trained in these issues.
Tutoring is available free at the SCTC. Home tutoring is available on a sliding scale fee. Job readiness and college research support are also available.
Snacks & water are available & a meal will be served each day
To be able to serve Taunton’s teens well, the Silver City Teen Center needs financial community support. Thank you in advance for your donation.
The SCTC Staff are all volunteers. More adult volunteers are always needed.
For more information, contact Program Director Annemarie Matulis at (508) 922-7278 or firstname.lastname@example.org