Teen Programs

 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 how many barriers teenaged youth face in accessing programs and services, which is why we are covering the cost of our program participants' Youth Membership fees.

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

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Avery Ryan

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Program Coordinator

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Victor Esposito Jr.

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JMG Master Specialist

Programs
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FORQS!: Folks Organizing Reform for Queer Spaces

Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Folks Organizing Reform for Queer Spaces is a community group dedicated to social, recreational, and leadership experiences for LGBTQ+ youth and allies in our area. Any high school student is welcome to attend, and new members are always welcome!

FORQS! also provides trainings for community organizations, schools, and other GSAs.

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Pickup Basketball

Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm

Teen Program Fitness Specialist organizes a pickup league on Wednesdays from 7:30-9:00pm! Stop in for some officiated casual sports, make friends from other schools, and get in some extra reps!

For more information, please contact Avery!
 

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Game Club

Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The AYCC Teen Programs host Game Club on Wednesdays from 3 - 5pm! Supplies for Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, and more are available - along with traditional board games!

Stop by and check it out!
 

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Open Gym

Weekdays 2:30-5:00pm

Gym 3 at the Alfond Youth & Community Center is reserved for junior high and high school members & drop-ins every weekday!

Please contact the Welcome Center for more information!

Events

Summer Job Fair

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The AYCC Teen Programs organize a job fair bringing together high school students and potential employers in their community.

Spring 2023 - Date TBA

Maine Queer Youth Summit

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FORQS! organizes this community education and advocacy event for LGBTQIA2S+ youth, community members, and families.

April 2023 - Date TBA

Career Fair

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

December 1st, 2022

Teen Program Foundation
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Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOY) Programs

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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.

OCFS: Katharyn.b.zwicker@maine.gov

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, and 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: 1) high-yield learning activities 2) daily homework help/tutoring; 3) school collaborations; 4) parental involvement and 5) 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