For boys 9-18. This program meets 1-2 times a month during the school year. Have fun while learning invaluable life skills with each other in a variety of team-building activities, community service projects and important conversations in order to expand your knowledge and shape you into the men that you can be! Must be registered in The Drop-In Recreation Program and must be active participants in the mentoring program.

Open enrollment — call 410-992-3726 to register and join!

Monday-Friday, 2:30-6 p.m. during the school year, 2-7 p.m. during the summer

Registration is required for The Drop-In. Serving all of Howard County and Columbia, the program operates year round, after school, during the summer and some weekends. Recreational and educational programs are designed to promote self-esteem and develop relevant life skills. Check YTC Monthly Activities calendar for the special activity planned for each day. The program is open to registered YTC participants ages 9-18 years old. Registration fee is $80 per participant, $50 for each additional participant.

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For girls 9-18. This mentoring program meets 1-2 times a month during the school year and is designed to increase self-worth and awareness. Featuring guest speakers on various subjects, educational and cultural excursions, life skills classes, community service and more. Special events include trips, the annual lock-in, and chat ‘n’ chew. Be inspired. Be empowered. Build confidence to be the best you can be! Must be a registered YTC Drop-In Program participant. Call 410-992-3726 for more information.

Teen Advisory Committee–Ages 13-19
Middle School Advisory Committee–Ages 11-13

Make a difference, get involved and be an integral part of the solution — all while having fun and making friends. These two committees get young people involved in their community by planning, organizing and implementing positive programs and activities for their peers. In the process, they gain self-confidence and leadership experience.

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month — November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6 — from 6:30-7:30pm at The Barn, 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center.

For more information, email CATeens@ColumbiaAssociation.org or call 410-992-3726.

Help teach older adults how to use their iPads, tablets, smartphones, cameras and other technology with this great volunteer opportunity. Want to join the Youth and Teen Center on visits to the East Columbia 50+ Center? Call 410-992-3726 for more information.

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