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: 2pm – 6pm
Tues – Fri: 3pm – 7pm

Holiday Schedule:
1pm – 6pm

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.

rents & Guardians:


This month I’d like to highlight our focus on cultivating a culture of respect here at the teen center. This past month we held many discussions and engaged in activities about the meaning of respect. We explored what respect looks like, sounds like and feels like. We shared  about personal experiences with both dis-respect and mutual respect. We are so proud of the youth and honored to share this journey of respect with them. We wish for our members to feel respected by both staff and each other. As staff we are committed to meet our members with respect and recognition every day. I encourage you to engage your youth in conversations about the meaning of respect. They have many thoughts and have a lot to say. I am learning so much from them!

Here is what we have coming up!

April 15-19: Please note that Spring Break is April 15th-19th. Our spring break hours will be 1P-6P.
April 30: Our April family dinner night will be Tuesday, April 30th @5:30P

May 28: Our May family dinner night will be Tuesday, May 28th @5:30P


Mondays: Basketball Club will meet Mondays at 3:30pm
Mondays: DND meets Mondays at 4:30pm
Tuesdays: Volunteer Jerry will be visiting us and running Trivia with the youth every Tuesday at 4:15pm
Tuesdays: Art Club will meet every Tuesday at 4:45pm
Wednesdays: Cooking Club at 3:45pm, Guys Group and Girls Group meets every Wednesday at 4:30pm
Thursdays: FNL meets every Thursday at 4:30pm
Fridays: Pride Group and DND meets on Fridays at 4:30pm


Marie Ream
Unit Director


MTC Staff

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


McKinleyville Teen Center's Calendar


MTC Winter Brochure

Member of the Month


Jacob became a member in December and has already earned member of the month. He is always wearing a huge smile and laughs frequently. He always has a great attitude and is a joy to be around. He is respectful, kind, thoughtful, and a good friend. Jacob participates in programs such as Passport to Manhood, SMART Moves and Cooking Club. Jacob can often be found playing DND and loves his family. 


Terra is a phenomenal person. She is kind hearted, generous with her talents and time, thoughtful, a good friend, intelligent and talented. Terra participates in SMART Moves, Cooking Club, Art’s Unlimited, Pride Group, Trivia and often helps staff with cleaning. Terra is a positive light for everyone around her.


Val is strong and enduring. He is without prejudice and is truly kind. He is funny and easy going. He is open and honest. Val loves watching and playing football. He often participates in Friday Night Live, Cooking Club, SMART Moves, Trivia and Basketball Club. Val continues to grow and mature. We are really proud of him.