The popular Teen Late Night program through Vancouver Parks & Recreation is back again for Fall 2016. Starting October 14, teens between the ages of 11 and 18 come every Friday night to either the Firstenburg or Marshall Centers for a free, safe space to enjoy recreational activities with their peers. Between 8pm and 11pm, teens from all social and economic backgrounds come together to learn trust, respect, self-esteem, consistency, and integrity in a positive environment through teamwork, social interaction, and sportsmanship.
A participate from the program states, “For me, Late Night has been such a positive influence in my life. There have been times where things weren’t looking so good in my day. I came to Late Night and experienced such fairness, structure and a caring staff who listens…. Thanks Late Night for giving me a safe place to be myself.”
“Teen Late Night makes a difference in our community with over 300 teens hanging out in a safe and positive environment each week,” said David Perlick, Recreation Manager for Vancouver Parks & Recreation. “We’re thankful for the community support that allows us to continue offering this popular program.”
For more information on how you can participate at Teen Late night, please visit here.
To learn more about the Parks Foundation community grants and how to donate, please visit here.