Yeah, right. So she and her husband proposed to turn part of their fitness center into a place for teens to socialize, dance and have a good time in a safe environment. While the idea of creating teen centers so kids can have a safe place to go after school or on weekends is common, actually opening one and keeping it going is unusual. The Neutral Zone, like many teen centers, receives some money from local government, but relies heavily on less reliable revenue streams, such as grants and private donations.
You can find these activities throughout the year. Teens gain valuable skills of leadership, creativity, and volunteerism. Middle and High school students are welcome to spend summer Fridays with us as we engage in the Bible, and other activities. Lunch is provided by generous donations from many local businesses.
The Department operates five teen centers that provide social and recreational programs in a safe and positive environment that will enhance personal and social skills, teach responsibility and leadership. Activities will promote self-esteem, inspire positive personal growth and increase citizenship to Long Beach youth. Centers are strategically located close to High School campuses, but serve all Long Beach youth. For more information, contact your local teen center. Youth and Teen Home.