DC Teen Center is your place to go after school where you can get help with your homework, learn to play the guitar, make music, take up photography, and so much more! Check out our programs, below.

The DC Teen Center is a drug- and alcohol-free environment for youth 12-21 years old.

DC Teen Center Programs


Learn art techniques and work on completing a community mural.


Provides a foundation in the rules and strategies of chess.


Learn the basics of how to cook healthy food and make healthy choices.


This class will teach all levels, from basic to more advanced skills acoustic guitar


Use digital camera to compose your own images.

Artist Studio

Crafty art projects for all skill levels.

Media Open Studio

Work individually or with instructors on your projects – must be in audio/photo class.

Audio Production

Audio ranging from beat-making, songwriting, podcasting, and audio recording.

DJ Class

Mix, Scratch and MC. Learn the basics of DJ’ing.

Press to Action

Practice journalism techniques, writing, photo, radio for youth activism and documenting community.

Hack Attack

Art of exploitation and how to prevent it from happening to you.

Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC)

Leadership and advocacy program for Spanish speaking students.


Homework assistance and academic mentorship with tutors from Georgetown University.

Open Recreation

You can relax with your friends or play a game of foosball, pool, Xbox, or ping pong

Community service and internship hours

Ask a DC Teen Center staff member for details

Ready to join the DC Teen Center?

Drop by Monday–Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m. ask any one of our Teen Center staff.

Contact Claudia or Marie, (202) 319-2280.


1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009