WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 6PM-9PM
Our core activities as a youth development center is providing a safe environment for all ages to engage in healthy life building skills through education and activities. Youth are invited to come and participate in a number of activities!
Our 5,000 sq. ft gymnasium includes a basketball court, floor hockey equipment, soccer balls and nets, game tables including ping pong, pool and air hockey. We have a place to chill an relax or get creative in our arts + crafts area.
Professional gym equipment donated from Hampstead Health and Fitness available for athletes, health enthusiasts or those wanting to try out a new active hobby. Wednesday evenings our personal training mentor is available to work one-on-one or in a large group.
Our music room is open for those interested in learning or perfecting skills. We have a number of instruments open for use including:
Plus a fun crowd of youth and mentors to hang out with while learning a thing or two.
We provide weekly art workshops facilitated by a trained artist and weekly series designed to help create portfolios, for gallery use or just for FUN!
GLOW IN THE DARK DODGEBALL
Join us the third Wednesday of every month Austin17House hosts a glow in the dark dodgeball night for youth in grades 6-12. ** For youth that do not want to participate we still have activities and fun projects for all to enjoy!
Being mindful, taking the time to understand our daily stress and how to react to stress is an important skill to learn and use in our daily lives. We open up the mindfullness room from 6-7PM and 730-8PM. We practice breathing techniques, stress exercises and guided meditations.
*Photo courtesy of our friends at Seacoast Youth Services
PROM DRESSES AND BEAUTY
Our community center hosts a local chapter in partnership with Sanborn Regional High School and Becca's Closet, a non-profit organization that donates free prom dresses to high school girls around the United States. Come pick out a dress or learn the basics of hair and makeup.
Be yourself, be creative and be silly. Our improv class is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment.
Safety is a high priority of ours so please fill out the below form and submit prior to your youth visiting the facility. If you have any questions:
FRIDAY NIGHTS 6PM-9PM
There’s a little of something for everyone! Play some pool, there’s always a teamwork game going on, there’s always food, learn how to play an instrument, do something artsy in the arts and crafts room, do improv, and many more events that go on through the year! - Quote and photos courtesy of Timmothy Verb, Community Member and Youth
SUNDAY NIGHTS 4PM-7PM
Sunday is family night at Austin17House! We’re open 4PM-7PM for communities and casseroles. Bring a dish and play some games with us families and kids welcome! Music workshops start at 530PM.
COMMUNITIES AND CASSEROLES
POTLUCK, FAMILY STYLE