Mayor Arrigo and Revere Recreation Announce Teen Center to Open December 18
November 20, 2017
On Monday, December 18th the Revere Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with Mayor Brian Arrigo’s office, will be opening a Teen Center in the newly-renovated basement of the Youth Center building at 150 Beach Street.
For decades, the basement of the Youth Center was the place to be for Revere youth. From concerts to ceramics to boxing classes, the Youth Center basement was a destination for young residents for an entire generation. The goal of this initiative is to reestablish the Youth Center as a place for kids to drop-in, be safe, and have fun after school.
The teen center will be open four days a week to start. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 2:30 – 7:00 pm will be free, open hours for all middle and high school students with Revere student IDs. On Thursday evenings after school, the space will host the department’s free Video Game Club for 5th-9th grade students.
This safe space for kids will be monitored directly by department staff and will feature a lounge area for homework, a classic arcade machine, a ping pong table, TVs, video game systems, and various other game tables.
The department will be opening the Teen Center this week before Winter Vacation to test the space and its procedures so that it can make any necessary adjustments for when the kids return to school in January.
For questions, or to learn more, please call Revere Recreation at (781) 286-8190.
Also Launching at Revere Rec: The Teen Internship Program
Earlier this year, with the support of Mayor Arrigo, the Revere Parks & Recreation Department joined with Dr. Dianne Kelly and the School Department to develop an internship program connecting Revere High School and SeaCoast Students with the department to develop programming for high school students created by high school students.
This first of its kind initiative in the city has connected three promising students with the department to form the new Revere Teen Involvement Committee (RTIC). This committee will work with the department to generate programming such as special events or school dances, which can engage the teenage community in Revere.
A commitment to our kids
Once the teen center opens on December 18, teen-focused programming will be available nearly every single weeknight all month long throughout the school year – open hours Monday-Wednesday, the video game club on Thursday, recreational basketball on Mondays and Wednesdays nights, and frequent Friday activities, including Open Gym night on the first Friday of each month, and Kids Night Out on the second Friday.
In the spring, Revere Rec will be launching another basketball league, along with an outdoor track league for elementary and middle school kids.
Mayor Arrigo and Revere Recreation have spent the last two years focusing on increasing these offerings to make sure Revere youth have every opportunity to succeed and thrive after school.
To learn more about everything Revere Recreation has to offer, visit www.revererec.org.