The Teen Venture Center is a 501 (C)(3) charitable organization, incorporated in 2001 to help break the cycle of alarming school dropout rates, crime rates, alcohol and drug abuse, and unemployment in our area’s youth.  Teen Venture was developed and brought together by a group of business professionals, educators, clergy, and elected officials who saw a need in our community to create an afterschool center that would provide a safe and fun environment where kids would have the opportunity to learn leadership skills, community responsibility, and provide peer support.  The Teen Venture organization is chartered through Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing program and is governed by a Board of Directors and run by an Executive Director.

Our Mission:

Teen Venture is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for career exploration, spiritual growth, and interest development in order to foster goal setting, build leadership skills, and expand community involvement.

Our Values:

Some things are worth working for and there is benefit not only in the reward, but also in the process of planning and preparing to achieve it.  This basic philosophy underlies the efforts of Teen Venture that values adult engagement, teamwork, and diversity while encouraging teens to become active participants in something larger than themselves.

Our Vision:

A community that grows the area’s youth into productive, functioning adults.