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The Teen Program offers exciting and stimulating opportunities for teens between the ages 12 and 18 in Raleigh and Wake County. Check out the wide variety of recreation programs that we offer for the teens of Raleigh and Wake County!

Saint Monica Teen Center

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The Saint Monica Teen Center offers a wide range of programs and opportunities. A free membership available for teens between the ages of 13 and 19 currently enrolled in middle or high school.

Saint Monica Teen Center Director

Jason Jones, 919-996-4770

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Teen Outreach Program (TOPs)

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Teen Outreach Program (TOPs) is canceled for Fall 2020. New programs to serve TOPs participants are being developed and details will be coming soon. Please continue to visit this page for additional specific updates and changes. See all Parks COVID-19 information here.

The Teen Outreach Program is a free recreation based after school program for teens between the ages of 12 and 18 that operates at seven different community centers across Raleigh. Activities include athletics, the arts, recreational games, field trips, adventure programs, skill building sessions, and more.

The goal of the program is to provide a positive and engaging environment for teens in the hours after school. The Teen Outreach Program also provides teens with mentoring relationships while addressing issues that affect teens, their community, and their environment. The program also seeks to help teens learn to become contributing members of the Raleigh Community.


  • Program begins Sept. 3
  • Monday-Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Teens can register by dropping by any of our 7 locations during program hours and completing registration packet
  • Teens must be between the ages of 12 and 18 years old and currently enrolled in middle or high school to register


  • Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd. 27603
  • John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center, 505 MLK Jr. Blvd. 27601
  • Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Rd. 27604
  • Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Ave. 27604 
  • Method Community Center, 514 Method Rd. 27607
  • Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Rd. 27615
  • Roberts Park Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St. 27610

Inclement Weather Policy

The program does not cover early dismissal due to inclement weather or other unexpected early releases or Saturday school makeups. The program is not offered when Wake County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Program Supervisors

Chiffonda Holloway, 919-996-2142
Alec Craven, 919-996-4768

Raleigh Youth Council (RYC)

The Raleigh Youth Council is a forum for high school students to freely express their ideas and opinions and serve as advocates for teens throughout Wake County. The council serves as an opportunity for teenagers to share in civic engagements, leadership opportunities, community service, recreational outings, fundraising events, and participate in special events such as the Youth Legislative Assembly and State Youth Council Conferences. If you are a teenager looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, meet new friends, need volunteer hours at school, or just want to make a valuable difference in your community then join the Raleigh Youth Council at our next meeting. 


Meetings are currently occuring virtually on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. 

If you're interested in joining, please contact Carmen Myles at 919-996-2141.

Team Building

Team building group activity

Let the Teen Program staff custom design a teambuilding workshop to help meet your group's needs and challenges. Initiative activities are utilized to enhance problem-solving, team building, conflict resolution, and other life skills through experiential learning and will be tailored to your specific group.

These programs are great for schools, church groups, student councils, drop-out prevention programs, and many other established youth groups. Courses will be held at the site of the participants' choosing and will be scheduled according to availability. Please contact the Teen Program at least one month in advance of desired program date.

The cost is $20 per staff hour of the program with a minimum of two staff. We require a staff member to student ratio of one to ten.

Program Supervisor

Kent Hunt, 919-996-2140

Summer Camps

Teen summer camp participants

The Teen Program offers Teen X-Treme Summer Camp as well as a variety of Specialty Camps.

More on our Teen Summer Camps


The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for teens to create, plan, and implement programs, and to design and develop projects and special events that will be of benefit to their peers, the community, and to themselves as individuals. Through recreational, educational, social, empowerment-based, and career exploration activities, teens can discover ways to make important personal developments.

Teens participating in these programs are encouraged to take an interest in their personal growth and development and to realize their potential leadership ability and role as responsible young adults.



Teen Programs, 919-996-2139

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