Tallahassee, FL - To provide teens and their parents with an opportunity to tour the newly-opened Palmer Munroe Teen Center and register for fall classes, an open house event will take place from 6-8 p.m. this Friday, October 1. The Teen Center is Tallahassee’s first facility designed as a safe and enriching location specifically for local teenagers aged 13-18.
The Center includes rooms for teens to study and do homework; develop computer and related business skills; engage in recreation and cultural endeavors including music, dance and fine art; and, in general, help them mature as they grow through their teenage years. The Center also hosts a Community Connections program to provide at-risk teens with an opportunity to develop the critical skills necessary to connect to the community at large.
Friday’s open house event will include tours of the facility and information on fall class offerings. Classes currently scheduled include Club HIPP (Help Increase the Peace Program); Girls Circle with the Oasis Center for Women and Girls; Media Mogul: Editing, Recording and Producing Your Own Music; Introduction to Web Design; Teen Top Chef: the Ultimate Teen Competition; Swag 101: Self Image, Presentation and Goal Setting; and many more.
In addition to classrooms, the Teen Center also features a gaming room, gymnasium and weight room. The presence of a Tallahassee Police Department officer ensures the safety and well-being of participants.
The Center operates Monday-Thursday (2-9 p.m.) and Friday-Saturday (2-10 p.m.). It includes a staff of two full-time employees and 6-12 part-time employees. Funding and support for the facility is provided by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Leon County School District, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Leon County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council and from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.
The Palmer Munroe Teen Center is a joint venture between the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and the Leon County School District. For more information on the Teen Center, please call 891-2568 or visit Talgov.com/parks.