Teens | Classes and Programs

Header image for the Recreation Department "Teens" Page

About Our Teen Programs

Welcome to the “Teen Nvasion” where we are implementing our new initiative of A.C.T.T. Now (Advancing Community Through Teens Now) by taking control and re-establishing the presence of our youth within our community. A.C.T.T. Now is dedicated to providing teens with safe, supervised activities that promote positive self image, health, wellness, and a sense of community. A.C.T.T. Now will also help teens gain the basic knowledge and skills needed to be on their way of becoming fully functional adults. See a complete list of Teen Programs in our City Guide.


The Teen Lounge is BACK and better than ever! We have more space, new furniture, and more! Come see for yourself! Join us as we celebrate the new opening with music, food and fun. Bring all your friends and have a great time! For more information, please contact Leicia Monfort at LeiciaM@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7283.

Classes and Programs Spotlight

For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet. Be sure to check out the Youth and Adult sections too since some classes cross over age groups!

Charm School

Teens are cordially invited to attend a FREE Charm School course. Classes taught will be: Positive Life Skills,Grooming & Style, Respect & Manners, Appreciation, Dating with Dignity, Conversation Skills & Public Speaking, Workplace Dynamics, and Etiquette for Social Events. Instructor: Charmonique Vogue

Takoma Park Community Center
Hydrangea Room
7500 Maple Avenue
12 - 17 years
8 Week Session
Wednesdays, September 16 - November 4
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Resident: Free / Non-resident: $10


Intro to Costume Design

Have you ever been to the theatre and been taken by the costumes? Do you want to be a fashion designer? Or are you just interested in trying something creative and working with a team? In this four-part course we will cover the basic elements of design, costume rendering techniques and
bringing one of your very own costume design ideas to life. Come experience the costume design process from page to stage! Kim Parkman is a costume maker and designer with 12 years of professional experience based right here in Takoma Park.  Instructor: Kim Parkma

Takoma Park Community Center
Art Studio
7500 Maple Avenue
13 - 17 years
4 Week Session
Thursdays, September 17 - October 8
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Resident: Free / Non-resident: $15


Teen Lounge

This special room is for TEENS ONLY! Ages 13 - 17 are welcome to become members to gain access to multiple smart TVs,  Playstation games, games and a comfortable sitting for socializing with friends. Its staffed and programmed afterschool - be sure to stop by! 


Teen Lounge, Takoma Park Community Center

Monday - Friday*
3:00 - 7:00 pm
*Tuesdays 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Due to M.A.N.U.P.)

Ages 13- 17 years


Have a suggestion for a new class, workshop or program? Let us know here!