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

Comic Club

Come learn more about the origins behind your favorite heroes and villains from comics and movies

Food and Nutrition

Learn how to cook healthy meals with local ingredients


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

Jewelry Making

Discover many techniques for making jewelry and learn about social entrepreneurship

Music Production

Learn about all things involved in creating music – songwriting, engineering, and recording your music

Radio Production

Produce a weekly radio show and create dialogue in your community. Learn journalism, DJing, and communications

The Club

Help promote community peacebuilding in your community

The Zone

Tutoring and academic mentorship with tutors from Georgetown University


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, Jose, Fernanda, or Marie, (202) 319-2280.


1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009