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!

Program Staff

Alfond Youth & Community Center Staff - Kennebec & Somerset Counties

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Avery Ryan

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Karl Henrikson

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Emory Burke

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Teen Program Coordinator

Asst. Coordinator

Site Coordinator

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Victor Esposito Jr.

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Sabrina Boccaccio

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Elizabeth Loabe

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JMG Master Specialist

Asst. Site Coordinator

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Franklin County - Farmington Community Center & Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

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Justice Merrill

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Site Coordinator

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High School Programs - Alfond Youth & Community Center
FORQS!: Folks Organizing Reform for Queer Spaces

Social Group: Sundays 3-5pm
Leadership & Advocacy Group: Tuesdays 4-6pm

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.


Contact eburke@clubaycc.org or sboccaccio@clubaycc.org for more information!

Intramural Sports

Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm

Teen Program Assistant Coordinator Karl H. 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 Karl at khenrikson@clubaycc.org!
 

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EmPOWER Hour

Thursdays 4-6pm

Coordinator Emory B. leads an arts & social justice group on Thursdays from 4-6pm in partnership with Hardy G*rls Healthy Wom*n. Colby students also attend as mentors for young folks in creating artwork & projects that send a message!

For more information, please contact Emory at eburke@clubaycc.org!

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Afterschool Game Club

Wednesdays 2:30-5:00pm

The AYCC Teen Programs is hosting an afterschool Game Club on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00pm, starting April 13th. Supplies for Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, and more will be available, along with traditional board games!
For more information, please contact Sabrina at sboccaccio@clubaycc.org!

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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!

Middle School Programs - Alfond Youth & Community Center
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SPORQS: Support, Programs, Outreach, and Recreation for Queer Students

Sundays: 1-3pm & Wednesdays: 5-6pm

Support, Programs, Outreach, and Recreation for Queer Students is a community support & social group for junior high school LGBTQ+ youth and allies to make friends, build community, and have fun! SPORQS meets Sundays from 1-3pm and Wednesdays from 5-6pm at the AYCC.
For more information, please contact Sabrina B. or Izzy B. at sboccaccio@clubaycc.org & ibailey@clubaycc.org!

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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