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Teen center

A teen center is a community center serving adolescents in a community.[1][2] It may provide services for at-risk teens, help to meet their health needs,[3][4] serve to discourage anti-social behavior, and help teens to find employment.[5]

The purposes of a teen center[6] are:

  • explore their interests and talents in a self-directed manner;
  • access support and mentorship in such vital things as leadership skills, communication skills, well-being, careers advice;
  • and, crucially, get support in writing university, scholarship and job applications to secure future success and fulfilment.

An example of a teen center implementing in Laos is the Wellspring Teen Centre Vientiane.


  1. ^ Adler, Erin (February 10, 2018). "One by one, teen centers across Twin Cities are shutting down. Suburban centers confront funding challenges and dwindling attendance". Star Tribune.
  2. ^ "Talbot Teen Centre". The Talbot Teen Centre is a free, fun, safe inclusive and supportive resource and drop-in space for all youth aged 12 to 18 years of age in Elgin County.
  3. ^ Davis, J M; DeVaney, J G (May 1986). "Comprehensive school-based teen centers". Western Journal of Medicine. 144 (5): 625–626. PMC 1306739. PMID 3716428.
  4. ^ Stivers, Cathie (October 1994). "Drug prevention in Zuni, New Mexico: Creation of a Teen Center as an alternative to alcohol and drug use". Journal of Community Health. 19 (5): 343–359. doi:10.1007/BF02260404. ISSN 0094-5145.
  5. ^ "For Youth Initiative". Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  6. ^ "Wellspring Teen Centre Vientiane – Wellspring Teen Centre is a non-profit organization for youth in Laos". Retrieved 2021-09-15.

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