New teen center welcomes Atsugi youth
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.