New teen center welcomes Atsugi youth

Base Info
Capt. Steven Wieman, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility Atsugi, addresses teens during the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Re-opening of the Teen Center on NAF Atsugi on Sept. 26. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vivian Blakely, courtesy of NAF Atsugi Public Affairs
Capt. Steven Wieman, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility Atsugi, addresses teens during the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Re-opening of the Teen Center on NAF Atsugi on Sept. 26. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vivian Blakely, courtesy of NAF Atsugi Public Affairs

New teen center welcomes Atsugi youth

by: NAF Atsugi Public Affairs | .
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published: October 10, 2012

Teens have a new hangout all to themselves at Naval Air Facility Atsugi. Many were on hand Sept. 26 with Capt. Steven Wieman, NAF Atsugi commanding officer; Lt.j.g. Justice O’Connor; and others for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand reopening of the base’s Teen Center.

The Teen Center is Atsugi’s hangout for teens in grades 7 to 12. Pre-teens ages 10 to 12 may use the Teen Center only until 6 p.m., due to installation child supervision restrictions.

The Teen Center offers safe recreational and educational programs to support pre-teens and teens, and provide them with opportunities to interact with each another and their surrounding communities.

A variety of on and off-base events are held throughout the year including trips to local amusement parks, outdoor adventure trips, special event parties, and game tournaments. As an affiliate member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H, the center also hosts a variety of classes such as the Smart Girls program, and other classes that deal with the issues today’s teens face.

The center is open Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m.to 10 p.m.; and from noon to 6 p.m. on no-school days.

For more information, call the Teen Center at 264-6381.

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