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This past week at the teen center has been full of creation, experimentation, and fun! The teens exercised their STEM skills by creating and testing a variety of paper airplanes. They were very successful in getting those planes to fly far!

Teen making paper airplane
Using precision to make the perfect paper airplane.
Testing the planes.

They also took on a great art project–stained glass window hangings! Using glue, tissue paper, and wax paper, they were able to create beautiful, abstract ‘stained glass’ art.

What makes sushi sushi? Most people think it’s all about the fish, but it’s actually all about the rice! Sushi rice is cooked rice that is seasoned specially with rice vinegar and sugar. The seasoning gives the rice a special sweet/sour flavor! Teen center members had the opportunity to learn about sushi and watch an in-person demo on how a sushi roll is made. Afterward everyone got to taste some delicious expert-made rolls!

Springtime is finally here! The trees and flowers are blooming all around town, and the days are getting longer. Teen Center members have been embracing their artistic side as well! Painting seems to be the medium of choice and they’ve been painting on anything and everything (including themselves)!

Hello everyone! Due to the good efforts and work of everyone in our community, the Teen Center will be able to open back up. We will open our doors again on Monday, March 29th. We’re so excited to see our amazing Teen Center Members again!

If you’re not a current member of the Teen Center and want to be, stop on by to pick up an application or download one by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

The Teen Center has reopened! Our current hours are 2:30-5:00, Monday through Thursday. We will remain closed on Fridays. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are limited to 10 teens in the center at a time. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required to be worn at all times while inside. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Pumpkin Picture

Fall is already upon us and school is back in session! The Teen Center is still closed at this time, but we’ve started our new Virtual Teen Center using the chat app Discord. The Virtual Teen Center will be our place to hang out, chat, and enjoy our many fun programs from the comfort of your computer, phone, or tablet! We are running special programs such as a scavenger hunt, photography, crafts, and cooking, Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:00. The Virtual Teen Center will be available from September 21st-October 15th.

The Virtual Teen Center is a members-only space for community youth in grades 7-12, and between ages 12 to 18. Membership is completely free. Becoming a member of the Teen Center is easy! Simply read our member handbook, then fill out a membership application. You can email your completed application to debiwtc@gmail.com, or drop it off at the Winston Community Center Library.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us or leave a comment!