Teen Center

Our Mission

We empower youth to reach their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens through professionally led programs and activities that are fun, positive and relevant in a safe, supportive and healthy environment.


1705 Gwin Road, McKinleyville, CA  95519


Unit Director:
Marie Ream
Phone: (707) 840-0304


School Year:
Mon-Fri  3pm-7pm

Mon-Fri  12pm-6pm


Join Us

Register now online or stop by the Teen Center or Admin Office at 939 Harris, Eureka

About Us

Each day, McKinleyville Teen Center offers a variety of activities and programs that foster community, diversity, smart decision making, a positive self-esteem and kindness. Safety is our #1 priority. We strive to be relevant and inclusive. We work to provide opportunities for youth to grow and succeed. We offer help with school work and encourage youth to value their education. We create fun opportunities for youth to relax and let go, and empower them to reach their fullest potential.

Click the button below for Teen Center calendars & schedules, news, updates and more. (coming soon!)


Engage. Inspire. Empower.

For Kids and Teens of All Ages and Interests.

Explore innovative programs designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives.

The programs listed below are offered at McKinleyville Teen Center.

Power Hour

Members receive help with homework, school projects, job applications and resumes.

Cook Masters

Members learn skills in the kitchen and how to create affordable, healthy dishes.


Members learn to care for, de-weed, and grow their own gardens.

Photo Club

Members learn basic photography and editing skills as well as travel to scenic locations to take photos.

Girls Group

A health and wellbeing education that increases self-esteem and smart decision making.

Guys Group

A health and wellbeing education that increases self-esteem and smart decision making.

Safe Zone

A safe space for LGBTQ+ members and allies to gather and discuss their lives and learn how to navigate society.

Triple Play

Designed to incorporate healthy habits, emphasizing good nutrition, physical activity, and improving overall well-being.

Youth for Unity

A program that provides the groundwork for youth to better understand diversity and combat the injustices of prejudice and discrimination.


A critical-thinking and decision making program designed to address bullying, drugs, sexual harassment and more.


Members play Dungeons and Dragons together.

Free Time

Members engage in numerous activities that allow for fun and relaxation.

Art Unlimited

Projects like drawing, painting, print-making and crafting. This club meets every 1st Tuesday of the month.

Cycling Club

Our Cycling Club bikes the various trails in McKinleyville. This club meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The McKinleyville Teen Center focuses on three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. We also provide our members the opportunity to engage in programs that will enable them to develop positive self images and reach their full potential.

Parents & Guardians:

Hello! Each day we offer an activity or program that provides opportunities for fun, learning and growth. Our staff are
invested in helping your youth be the best they can be. We are here to help your youth not only succeed at the Club and in life but also in school. We offer help with homework and school projects each day. We also provide help with resumes and job applications. Let us know how we can help!

Here is what we have coming up!

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June 1: Pony Express Days Chili Cook Off-  5:30P-7:30P
June 3: Pony Express Days Parade and Festival- 11:00A-4:00P
June 14: Augie the Therapy Dog @4:30P
June 15: McKinleyville High School Graduation- 2P
June 16: McKinleyville Middle School 8th Grade Graduation- 3P/
End of the School Year Pizza Party
June 19-21: BGCR Camping Trip
June 19-23: CLOSED
June 26-30: BGCA Celebration Week! Summer Session Begins! M-F 1P-6P
June 28: Youth of the Year Dinner @6P
June 29: Family Dinner Night @5:30P

Many good wishes to you and yours!
Marie Ream, Unit Director


MTC Staff

McKinleyville Teen Center Staff, Left to Right: Alex, Marie, Amber & Max


McKinleyville Teen Center's Calendar

Spring Brochure

MTC Winter Brochure

Member of the Month


Roland has such a big heart. He is kind and generous with everyone. He is always respectful and a safe person to be around. Roland loves to write, draw, paint, take pictures, play DND and hang out with friends. Roland comes to the Club everyday and participates often in Art Unlimited, Cooking Club, SMART Moves, Passport to Manhood, Garden Club and Youth for Unity.


February Member of the Month

Jiohn is open minded, intelligent, kind-hearted and imaginative. He is optimistic, bright and intuitive. He loves to play video games, boffer, DND, loves math and is very  resilient and adaptable. Jiohn participates in Passport to Manhood, DND, SMART Moves and Coding Crew. We are so proud of Jiohn!


Zack has been a member of the McKinleyville Teen Center for four years. He is respectful, kind, and honest. Zack participates in programs such as DND, Passport to Manhood, Smart Moves and Youth for Unity. He regularly volunteers to help with community service projects and is often found vacuuming or doing the dishes here at the Club. He is a wonderful person and a positive influence for our club members. We are lucky to have Zack here at the Club!


MTC April Member of the Month

Cooper is a genuinely nice person. He is easy going, funny, kind-hearted, peaceful and respectful. He attends Passport to Manhood on a regular basis and always brings his family to family dinner nights. Cooper is always wearing a smile and is always ready to share.


May member of the month photo

Val is incredibly bright and enthusiastic. He is energetic and always up for whatever activity that is going on in the gym or outside. Val is often found participating in SMART Moves, Triple Play, Guys Group, or in the kitchen baking or cooking. He is very friendly with staff and members. Val has been growing a lot as a person. Staff was thrilled to award him Member of the Month.