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The Alfond Youth & Community Center’s Teen Programs support fitness & wellness, youth leadership opportunities, academic support, and career exploration in environments that are safe and accessible for all.

We understand the barriers that prevent teenage youth from accessing much-needed support & social spaces. For this reason, many of our Teen Programs are 100% free, and many do not require a membership to attend.

Programs are offered in Kennebec, Somerset, Franklin, Lincoln, Oxford, and Knox counties. Check out the program offerings below for more information!

Community Resources for Teenaged Youth


FMI, contact Teen Program Coordinator, Soren Mercer.

207-873-0684 x305


Basketball - Pick-Up League
3 v 3 League Play

Hoops in the gym has easily become one of our most popular after-school activities. We’ve decided to make it competitive. Sign up for the league today!

Teens, download the TeamReach app, and use Group Code AYCCTEENPICKUP

Invictus - Restorative Justice

New to the program line up are the Restorative Justice and Invictus Programs at the AYCC! Whether teens are referred by the local law enforcement or they join independently, they will engage in activities focusing on peer leadership, physical well-being, setting positive goals, and resilience-building. Throughout a variety of experiences, challenges, and successes, participants will develop leadership skills, take ownership of their actions, and cultivate self-confidence within a supportive community of peers.

For more information, please contact Teen Programs Coordinator, Soren Mercer at 207-873-0684 or email

Teen Strength & Conditioning Club
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 2:45 - 4:15pm

Teen Strength & Conditioning Club (TSCC) is a hybrid educational and physical program, dedicated to empowering teens to take the reins on their own fitness journey. Each meeting consists of an initial lesson in Exercise Science, a one-hour strength and conditioning session, and then wraps up with a debrief and stretch session. Whether it be for recreation or sports-specific performance, TSCC has something for you.

Participants must register at the Welcome Center in order to participate, and must have a Teen or Family Membership.


Career Fair
A career fair with special focus on hiring opportunities for teens!

Teen Programs & JMG organize this community event for high school students to explore careers, colleges, and other potential paths for after graduation.

We hope to bring this event back in 2024!


Maine Queer Youth Summit
June 1

The Maine Justice Foundation, OUT Maine, and the AYCC are partnering to host a Queer Youth Summit on June 1st, from 9:00am-1:00pm in Waterville. Building on the momentum from the past two years where this summit was established by the AYCC’s Folks Organizing For Queer Spaces (FORQS), we hope to continue this event as an annual kick-off to Pride Month! This is a family-friendly event, filled with refreshments, activities, workshops, and a keynote speaker.

June 1 – 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Location:  AYCC gymnasiums

Free to attend. Please RSVP here.

Facebook Event

Teen Program Foundation

Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOY) Programs

IOY Programs are free to participants.

IOY promotes health, safety, resilience, and opportunities for Mainers, ages 14-24, to be healthy and connected to the workforce and/or education. IOY promotes self-sufficiency to youth and their family; delivering services intended to prevent and/or reduce unintended pregnancy and increasing prevention services and programming in schools to ensure access to needed behavioral health services, like substance misuse disorder screenings and treatment.


We serve teens in Region 2, which includes Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, and Somerset Counties

The IOY Program, conducted by Maine Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, is comprised of curricula, services, and activities in:

  1. Healthy Lifestyles.
  2. Academic Success.
  3. Good Character and Citizenship.

IOY Programs offered include:

  • Career Launch explores possible vocations, make sound educational decisions, and find success in the work world.
  • Project Learn reinforces teens’ academic enrichment and school engagement during time spent at the Club through academic support and incentives, including:
    • High-yield learning activities
    • Daily homework help/tutoring
    • School collaborations
    • Parental involvement
    • Incentives for academic effort/achievement.
  • Power Hour provides Club staff strategies, activities, and resources to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages teens to become self-directed learners.
  • Triple Play strives to improve the overall health of teens by increasing daily physical activity, teaching good nutrition, and helping develop healthy relationships. Includes fitness activities, recreation, coaching, and team sports.

To learn about IOY and other programs offered by Maine Alliance Boys and Girls Clubs, call:

  • Boys and & Girls Clubs of Greater Waterville 207-873-0684 Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, and Somerset
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine 207 874-1069 Androscoggin
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley 207-582-8458 Kennebec and Sagadahoc