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 11-21 years old.

DC Teen Center Programs


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


Come have fun and learn new dance moves.


The class will be learning graffiti and painting techniques.


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

Hack Attack

Gain computer literacy and learn about Cybersecurity, computer networks, and IT ethics.

Latino Youth Leadership Council (LYLC)

Leadership and advocacy program for Spanish speaking students.


Leadership program and media advocacy training focusing on LGBTQ issues. Advocacy project using art or radio.

Tutoring & Mentorship

Homework assistance and academic mentorship with tutors from Georgetown University. Plus Chess Challenge!

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 p.m. ask any one of our Teen Center staff.

Contact Marie Moll Amego, Program Manager, marie@layc-dc.org, (202) 319-2280.


Kaplan Buliding, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC.