The Youth & Teen Center holds many special events throughout the year. From Columbia Teen Idol to pool parties, the Youth & Teen Center is your home for fun and exciting time in Columbia. Events are free unless otherwise listed.

Ongoing Events

These are events that are currently being held at the Youth & Teen Center. Check the YTC Calendar for the most up to date information.

Teen Tuesday Nights

Tuesday nights during the school year, 6-8pm

Offered during the school year this program is for youth in grades 6-12 only. This social program promotes positive youth development is offered every 2nd Tuesday of the month and allows middle and high school students to socialize, partake in the various amenities (billiard games, video games, basketball in a safe and supervised environment.

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Upcoming Events

These are events that are coming soon to the Youth & Teen Center.

Columbia Teen Idol Competition

Held in October (Specific dates to come)

A day that celebrates and recognizes teen empowerment held at the Lakefront Downtown Columbia . The event features various teen performances and culminates with the Columbia Teen Idol Competition.


Food Drive

Drop Off canned goods and other non-perishable food items to Village Centers, Supreme Sports Club, Columbia Athletic Club, Columbia Gym, Columbia Art Center and The Barn in Oakland Mills.

Suggested food Items include: Peanut Butter, Cereal, Soups, Rice, Pasta, Beans, Oatmeal, Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, and Canned Meat


Friday Night Live

Friday nights during the school year, 7-10pm

Offered during the school year and summer months to promote a safe summer! Program is for youth in grades 6-12 only, and offers special late night hours for youths to have fun in a safe, secure and supervised environment. Make Friday night a great night!

YTC@the barn registration or School ID required.

Friday Night Live