The Española Teen Center is a safe and caring environment that promotes positive core values.
We provide programming that promotes self-discipline, builds self-esteem and teaches life skills essential to future success.
City of Española
Clothes Helping Kids, Inc.
Con Alma Health Foundation
Cross Connection, Inc.
Del Norte Credit Union
Desert Sun Auto Group Española
Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Programs
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation
Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance
New Mexico Community Foundation, Pojoaque Valley Fund
Presbyterian Española Hospital
Presbytery of Santa Fe, Mission in the North
Rio Arriba County
Santa Fe County
State Farm Insurance
United Way of Northern New Mexico
Additional support has been provided by the Española Community Matanza, Century Bank, Susan Herter, Blake's Lotaburger, Enchanted Expressions Car Club, Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Kelly Myers, PMI (Performance Maintenance Incorporated), Hoy Recovery Program, Northern New Mexico College Athletics, Senator Richard Martinez, Rio Grande SUN, Rio Arriba County Health Council, Faculty and Staff at Northern New Mexico College, Alicia Fine Jewelers, Attorney Sheri Raphaelson, Española Public Schools, First Judicial District Attorney's Office, Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office, A Plus Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Zia Credit Union, New Creation in Christ Ministries and Valley View United Methodist Church.
We value youth and seek to fulfill a commitment to provide support, educational opportunities and recreation resources to the teens of Española and surrounding communities. The Y has a 60+ year history in northern New Mexico and expertise in meeting critical community needs, such as outreach to youth.
The Y exists to build the whole individual, including his or her character. Our mission is to build individual, family and community strength by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We endeavor to do this by providing positive, self-esteem building programs and recreational opportunities. We stress the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all programming and interactions.
The Y has several collaborating partners such as the City of Española, Rio Arriba County, and Santa Fe County to offer engaging, relevant, educational and skill building programs. Programs include tutoring, robotics, fun with food, sports and recreation, and a variety of others. Please click on the Latest Calendar link above for a daily list of programs and activities.
The Mission of the Española YMCA Teen Center is to strengthen the efficacy of community youth.
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Teen Center membership is FREE, and available for teens ages 12 to 19.
Registration with parent and teen signatures is required.
Youth are encouraged to join the Y’s Youth Advisory Board that will provide guidance in program offerings.
12:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Occasional extended hours, weekends or evenings, may be scheduled per special events requested by youth, or for specific programs.
Programming is aimed at developing a sense of purpose and hopefulness in participants in regard to their own skill and their ability to positively impact change. Programs include arts, educational and recreational offerings by staff and volunteers.