Teens | Classes and Programs

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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.



Teens on the Move Winter Edition

Don't want to be stuck in the house during winter break or tired of going to the same hang out spots? Break the routine and have some fun! Join us during winter break as we take trips to Dave-n-Busters, roller skating, laser tag, go-karting, movies, and museums, just to give you an idea. New ideas are always welcome. Teens will meet at the TP Community Center. Advanced registration is required. *Some trips may require admission and/or money for food. No program on 1/1 and 1/2.

December 29 – December 31
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

13 - 17 yrs


Classes and Programs Spotlight

For a complete list of classes and offerings visit Activenet.


SAT Preparation: Reading and Writing

This course is designed to cover the Critical Reading and Writing Sections applicable to the SAT test. Students will receive valuable test-taking strategies and knowledge building strategies to help improve their score. When students complete the course, they should be able to organize thoughts for a timed essay, interpret selected reading passages, use diverse vocabulary, and determine the necessary skill needed for each question. In addition, this course is designed to pinpoint the student's strengths and weaknesses, drill with practice quizzes, and review techniques that will help identify question types and apply appropriate strategies for success.

Mondays, September 8 – October 13
7 – 8:30 p.m.

13 - 17 yrs


Teen Lounge

This special room is for TEENS ONLY! Ages 13 - 17 are welcome to become members to gain access to a 60 inch plasma television, X-Box 360 games, wii workstations, games and a comfortable sitting for socializing with friends. ** The Teen Lounge is closed for renovations until further notice**


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


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