The Family YMCA

1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544
505-662-3100

Los Alamos Teen Center

Los Alamos Teen Center

We have a variety of interesting programs and activities going on.  Check back for more details and updates as they become available. 

Teens who have completed their 8th grade year and are attending LAHS in the fall of 2024 are eligible to start attending the Teen Center on Monday June 10th. 

 

UPDATED HOURS:

  • May 27th - June 8th: The Teen Center will be open 12p - 8p (M-TH), 12p - 11pm (Fri), 1p - 11p (Sat)
  • June 10th will start our summer hours:  The Teen Center will be open 1p - 9p (M-TH), 1p - 11p (Fri), 1p - 11p (Sat)

CLOSURES: 

  • July 4th

 

May Events and Activities:

  • 5/8 Teen Council Meeting (4pm - 5pm)
  • 5/22 Tangled Tea Party (4pm - 6pm)
  • 5/27 - 5/29 End of Semester De-stress Week: The Los Alamos Teen Center will host various fun activities and offer a variety of food and snacks throughout the finals week of the spring semester.  Activities will include henna, puppies and kittens, comfort foods (pizza, pancakes, frito pie, etc.) movies, games & more. 

Monday 5/27: 3-6pm Spa Day Activity

Tuesday 5/28: 1-3pm Taco Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm Henna

Wednesday 5/29: 1-3pm Pancake Wednesday, 1-5pm Pets

Thursday 5/30: 1-3pm Wings and Things, 3:30-5:30pm Henna

Friday 5/31: 1-3pm Frito Pie, 1-5pm Pets

 

June Events and Activities:

  • 6/3 Lazer Tag Event (8am - 2pm) In partnership with LAHS, the Los Alamos Teen Center will be hosting mini lazer-tag sessions at the Los Alamos High School.  For more information and/or to sign-up for this event contact LAHS.
  • 6/7 Year End BBQ (9am - 12pm) In partnership with LAHS, the Los Alamos Teen Center will be hosting lawn game stations and video games at Los Alamos High School for the last day of school.  For more information and/or to sign-up for this event contact LAHS.
  • 6/9 Pride Week Intergenerational Game Night (4pm - 8pm) Open to the public.
    Kick off Pride Week by joining the Los Alamos Teen Center staff for a fun night of games, food, conversation for all ages that is open to the public.  We will have giant games (giant Jenga, giant connect 4), shuffle board, various board games and puzzles.
  • 6/10 Pride Week Tie Dye (12pm - 3pm) Open to the public. Join Teen Center staff and members of the Teen Center’s Youth Mobilizers to celebrate Los Alamos Pride week with a tie dye event that is open to the public. A limited number of free shirts will be available for participants and you are invited to bring in clothing of your own to tie dye.
  • 6/10 Welcome Event (4pm - 6pm) For high school aged teens (summer after 8 th grade year – newly graduated seniors) Join us for games, food, karaoke and music as you learn about the Teen Center or just celebrate the start of summer vacation.
  • 6/12 Teen Council Meeting (4pm - 5pm)
  • 6/21 Summer Skate Night (6pm - 8pm) For high school aged teens (summer after 8th grade year - newly graduated seniors)
    The Los Alamos Teen Center invites you to join us for a summer skate night at the ice rink.  Feel free to use the skates available through the rink or bring your own roller skates or roller blades, if you have them.
  • 6/22 Beach Party Blood Drive (2pm - 6pm) The Teen Center’s Youth Mobilizers for their fourth annual Beach Party Blood Drive in collaboration with their partners at Vitalant. Support the crucial need for blood donations in your community and state wide. Guaranteed to be more fun than your average blood drive!  Register on Vitalant.org @ https://www.vitalant.org/?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=GMB&utm_campaign=SantaFe
  • 6/24 - 6/28; 7/01 - 7/03; 7/08 - 7/12 Summer Youth Film Intensive (9am - 5pm) Open to youth ages 13-18 This 3 week program will take participants through all of the steps in the process of creating an original short film– screenwriting, camera operation, production planning and location shooting, acting for film, videography, and editing, and numerous other aspects of the film process. Students will write, produce, and star in multiple original short films for entry in a statewide youth film contest. The program is a collaboration between the Teen Center, Youth Activity Center, Fuller Lodge Art Center, and PAC 8. Limit 12 students. Cost: $350-700 (scholarships are available, no student will be turned away for financial reasons.  Contact pac8@losalamos.com with any questions
  • 6/26 PRIDE Royal-Tea Party (4pm - 6pm)

July Events and Activities:

  • 6/24 - 6/28; 7/01 - 7/03; 7/08 - 7/12 Summer Youth Film Intensive (9am - 5pm) Open to youth ages 13-18 This 3 week program will take participants through all of the steps in the process of creating an original short film– screenwriting, camera operation, production planning and location shooting, acting for film, videography, and editing, and numerous other aspects of the film process. Students will write, produce, and star in multiple original short films for entry in a statewide youth film contest. The program is a collaboration between the Teen Center, Youth Activity Center, Fuller Lodge Art Center, and PAC 8. Limit 12 students. Cost: $350-700 (scholarships are available, no student will be turned away for financial reasons.  Contact pac8@losalamos.com with any questions
  • 7/10 Teen Council Meeting (4 pm - 5 pm)
  • 7/12 Pool Party (7pm - 9pm) Join the Los Alamos Teen Center staff for a pool party at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.  
  • 7/13 Serial Killer Science: The Grim Pursuit (4pm - 9pm) In partnership with Los Alamos Main Street, the Los Alamos Teen Center will be presenting an interactive adventure, for the Science Fest Discovery After Dark, where you become the detective! Put your investigative skills to the test as you work with a team to analyze evidence, conduct forensic experiments, and decipher clues that will lead you closer to catching a notorious serial killer.  This event will have hands-on forensic experiments, Interactive clue-finding activities, and team collaboration and problem-solving.
  • 7/14 Intergenerational Tea Party (2pm - 5pm) The Los Alamos Teen Center is collaborating with the Betty Ehart Senior Center to bring you a tea party event to close out Science Fest.  Join us for food, tea, and great conversation.
  • 7/24 Dungeons and Dragons (DND) Tea Party (4pm - 6pm)

August Events and Activities:

  • 8/2 Back to School Event (12pm - 3pm) For high school teens (summer after 8 th grade year – newly graduated seniors) Help us to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. It is a chance to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and say goodbye to our graduated Seniors.  We will have games, food, and music.
  • 8/14 Teen Council Meeting (4 pm - 5 pm)
  • 8/28 Trash Panda Tea Party (4 pm - 6 pm)

You can also stay updated on LATC Events and Activities if you:

To hang out at the Teen Center or participate in our in-person activities you must complete a Membership Packet. They are available at the Teen Center or can be downloaded with the links in the "Membership" section below.

Current members who are returning to in-person use for the first time since March 2020 will need to complete the COVID Waiver linked below.

 

Mission

The mission of our Teen Center is to strengthen the self-efficacy and resiliency of community youth through educational support and positive youth development programs.

Space

We reside in the historic Community Building in the center of town, where we have over 10,000 square feet of specially designed program space to serve our teens. LATC is operationally funded by Los Alamos County, and administrated by The Family YMCA. Additionally, we have a myriad of other project partners and donors that help make our programs possible.

Facilities include: Music recording studio, music performance space, movie/gaming room, 2 computer labs, art studio, yoga studio, snack bar, classrooms, and an outdoor deck with amazing views.

Opportunities

LATC has various enrichment programs, activities, events and trainings offered free to teens, in addition to youth-led projects that allow teens to impact their community.

We welcome your ideas and requests for new programming, and encourage you to come by and see what programs we are currently offering.

See a list programs and activities below.

Membership

Los Alamos Teen Center is free for all high school age teenagers living in and/or attending school in Los Alamso County. High school age home school students and teens working on their GED are welcome as well. "High school age" is defined as the summer after 8th grade through the summer after high school graduation (or the home school equivalent).

Contact staff with any questions regarding membership eligibility.

Pick up a membership packet at our front desk today or download and complete one using the links below!

Membership Packet 17 & Under

Membership Packet 18+

COVID Waiver for Existing Members

Hours of Operation

 School Year Hours  Summer Hours
 Mon-Thurs: 2:00pm - 8:00 pm  Mon-Thurs: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 Friday: 2:00pm - 11:00 pm  Friday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 Saturday: 1:00pm - 11:00 pm  Saturday: 1:00 pm -11:00 pm


Los Alamos Teen Center Address:

475 20th Street, Suite C
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Ph: (505) 695-7415
E-mail: latc@laymca.org

Director: Eli Argo
E-mail: eargo@laymca.org

Asst. Director: Crystal Hollon
E-mail: chollon@laymca.org

Social Media
Facebook.com/LATeenCenter
Instagram.com/LATeenCenter
Teen Center Discord Server

Teen Center Programs & Opportunities:

After-Homecoming/Prom Events
Arts & Resiliency
Laser Tag Events
Monthly Themed Tea Parties
Movie Nights
Mural Painting
Music Recording & Production
Open Art Studio
Teen Council
Tutoring
Video Creation & Editing
Youth Mobilizers
 

Los Alamos Teen Center Major Supporters

  • Delle Foundation
  • Los Alamos County
  • Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
  • Alex & Christina Simons
  • SMSI

Project Partners

  • Fuller Lodge Art Center
  • Leadership Los Alamos
  • Los Alamos County DWI Program
  • Los Alamos Photography Club
  • Los Alamos Public Schools
  • Los Alamos Youth Activity Center
  • PAC 8
  • PEEC
  • SALA

 

 

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