Come be part of the Middle School Teen Center! We offer dedicated Middle School space that lets you be you . Hang out and play video games or foosball on our MS teen stage. Meet friends and talk in our MS teen room. Get homework help in our MS education center. The only thing that’s missing is you.
Membership is only $40 a year. Sign up today!
It’s no surprise that middle school can be challenging. Our “Be Great by 8th” program is designed to offer holistic development which helps middle school students develop their skills to succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond.
Be Great by 8th Programs:
Torch Club provides a unique leadership program for youth ages 11-13. The members determine community needs and then implement programs to address those needs. As students learn leadership skills to prepare for tomorrow, they develop essential character traits: responsibility, respect for self and others, trustworthiness, fairness, and caring. Additionally, Torch Club sponsors the middle school dances as a service for middle schools in the area!
“The Outlet” Retail Group
“The Outlet” Retail group teaches middle school students how to run a small business through our in-house store called “The Outlet.” Members run the store while learning valuable skills such as customer service, inventory management, market research, pricing, salary-based earnings vs. commission-based earnings, store design and more! Members meet with local business owners in the community to learn how to increase the efficiency of the store and learn how to make a dream a reality.
Boys 2 Men and SMART Girls
Boys 2 Men and SMART Girls are gender specific groups that meet weekly to discuss the various changes that happen in middle school. Topics include conflict management, identity development, and how to navigate the physical, emotional, and social changes that happen through middle school and into high school. Explore personal identity, potential career options for the future, and how to bridge the two. These groups are open to any student who self identifies with the given gender.
D3: Duerksen Digital Design Center
In the D3 lab, students learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. Students have designed logos for “The Outlet” Retail Group and have had competed in design contests for the middle school teen program.
Students learn how to be a DJ and are the DJ’s for the middle school dances! Learn how to create playlists that will keep people dancing and also manage transitions. Opportunities exist for students to meet local DJs to learn about potential career options!
Come Join our Middle School Club Night – not offered for the 20-21 school year
What is it? Middle School Club Night is a fun, social place for kids in 6th – 8th grades to hang with their friends.
what can we do there?
- Dance floor with student DJ’s
- Gym: Basketball, Volleyball, Dodge Ball and more.
- Open Teen Room
- Games Room: Pool, Foosball, Videogames
- Food and Drinks
- Theme Contests
- Prizes & Give-Aways
- Hang w/ Friends
How much? $6 with BGCC Card, $7 without. School ID is required for admission
When: Fridays 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Dates: None for the 20-21 school year
*School ID, transcript, or adult to vouch required. School dress code enforced.
Presented by Torch Club
Middle school students running “The Outlet.”
Come check out our D3 Lab!
Torch Club Members spending time
with our Club Plus members!
Cooking in the kitchen!
Our Middle School Teen Center program is closed for the 20-21 school year – Please refer to the 20-21 school year Teen Center drop-in program