Office of Service-Learning
Teen Central Update
By Esther Krueger
In the month of March, Teen Central had many visitors who offered several different short-term (2-3 days) programs for our youth.
Partner Context and Community (PCC)
Partner Context and Community (PCC) volunteers worked diligently at a song writing workshop, where our youth had the opportunity to listen to several different styles of lyrical music, participate in writing their own songs, and showcase Café Teen Central where they could present their work, eat donuts and drink (decaffeinated) coffee.
Chapman Learning Community
As an ongoing semester long project, our teens have worked with the volunteers of the Chapman Learning Community to continue The Comic Book Project. Chapman Learning Community graciously donated over a hundred DC & Marvel comic magazines for our youth to enjoy and use as references when creating their own comic strip stories. These magazines have been added to our homework center, and have been an enjoyable addition for both teens and mentors.
Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA)
Teen Central gladly collaborated with Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) where our teens participated in team building initiatives to encourage trust and communication. Our youth had a very surprising (to them) and rewarding time.
St. Patrick's Day Party
Because our teens love any reason to have a party, we held a St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 17th complete with green cupcakes, leprechaun decorations, and green punch. Our youth then had a scavenger hunt across BG City Park, where the goal was to find the leprechaun's pot of gold. As a reward, our teens received a special treat.
Back by popular demand, Teen Central staff and mentors have been working tirelessly to plan the best Spring Lock-In Teen Central has ever seen, themed "Alice in Wonderland"! This will be the first time in our operation that Teen Central will host two lock-ins during the same academic year. We've even taken it a step further by opening the lock-in with the first three hours as a"Mad-Hatter Dance". Our regular Teen Central attendants are anxiously and excitedly awaiting, and we expect to see many new faces for this special event. BGSU has supplied our regular volunteers, all of whom are participating in staffing the lock-in, but has additionally answered the cry for more assistance. We are expecting about 15 volunteer chaperones representing themselves and their Greek organizations. Teen Central staff is very proud and excited about BGSU and BG Community support for the services of Teen Central.