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Teen Program

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The Teen Program offers exciting and stimulating opportunities for teens between the ages of 12 and 17 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

Learn More about Saint Monica Teen Center

Raleigh Top Teens

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Raleigh Top Teens is a free recreation-based after-school program for teens between the ages of 12 and 18 that operates at five different community centers across Raleigh. Activities include arts, recreational games and tournaments, adventure programs, skill-building sessions, food experiences, and field trips.

The program is focused on giving teens a chance to play, socialize, and be active through organized activities after school. The program operates from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. A light snack is provided daily. For information on registration, please contact the Teen Program at 919-996-2139.


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 occurring 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.

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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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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
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