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CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH HOSTS FREE EVENTS EVERY SATURDAY FOR TEENS 12 TO 18

Teens Unite! Features Pro-Social Activities that Bring Together Youth from Different Communities

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ROAD CLOSURES UPDATE: WEEK OF JUNE 24, 2018

City of West Palm Beach road closures updates are issued weekly by the City and may be viewed online at http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates.

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Youth Empowerment Center Pleasant City


Reed.jpgCampus Manager: Reed Daniel
rdaniel@wpb.org
Address: 501 21st Street West Palm Beach
Phone: (561) 804-4930
Hours: Monday – Friday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Sunday: Closed

Youth Empowerment Centers (YEC) are located at Gaines Park and Pleasant City. YECs incorporate enriching teen-specific programs for kids 12 to 19 years old. These facilities feature a multipurpose building for programs and activities, audio/video & recording Labs, computer labs, playground area, gymnasium and outdoor basketball courts.

When West Palm Beach, like many urban cities nationwide, began experiencing an escalation of youth gun violence, the City partnered with the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission and a host of service providers to create a facility specially designed for teens. We opened the YEC in 2007, and since then have enrolled over 900 area teens in educational and recreational programs including computer use, design and construction; tutoring; FCAT prep; audio/video production; substance abuse education; teen pregnancy prevention; intramural basketball and flag football; talent competitions; gang prevention; and job readiness and training. We hold job fairs, offer career planning, college tours and a place just to hang out. The center is open Monday through Saturday — with a game room that includes gymnasiums, Xbox 360, billiards, ping pong, card tables, Wii and other activities. 

Come check us out!