News & Announcements

October 2022

September 30 Chocolate Olympics
October 5 Barbies & Barbie Fashion
October 7 Halloween Display Building
October 12 Barbies & Book
October 19 Barbies & Book
October 21 Pumpkin Carving
October 26 Day of the Dead Ed
October 28 Spooky Halloween Dance & Karaoke
November 2 Day of the Dead Celebration

September 2022 - Foodie Fridays at the teen center this month!

September 2 Pasta Making
September 10 Canning
September 16 Cooking Competition
September 23 Hub Cookbooks
September 30 Chocolate Olympics

August 2022 - Fun events at the teen center this month!

August 11 The Science of Cookies
August 12 Teen for a Night Fundraiser
August 17 Dreamcatcher Art & History
August 19 Back to School BBQ at Elizabeth's Park
August 25 Magnetic Slime

August 2022 - The Bradford Teen Center is on the move! (But not far--our new location will be at 134 Main Street in Bradford, just upstairs & around the corner from our current location.)

Please lend a hand on moving day, Saturday August 20, 9 - noon. Snacks & drinks provided!

July 2022 - Please join us in welcoming our new part-time employee, Karen Paquette! Karen shares that she is excited to work at The Hub because “I have worked with kids of all ages for several years, and I think the teenage group is fun.” She enjoys hiking, reading, and owns a small metal crafting business. Karen grew up in Bradford, and lives locally with her partner and her dogs, Piper and Floki. “I’m excited to help inspire creative thinking!” Karen says.

June 2022 - This summer, The Hub will be offering new summer hours along with an exciting new programming schedule for teens. We will offer engaging STEM activities, in-depth art projects, themed Friday Nights, a “Pool Season” (as in billiards, capped off with Superpool Saturday at the end of the summer), attendance prizes, rainy day activities, and a new discussion group called 'Let's Talk About. . .', featuring current issues teens face in daily life as well as the changing world we live in.

On Tuesday June 14, we’ll kick off The Hub's summer hours:

Tuesday - Thursday 2-5 p.m., Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m.

Also starting Tuesday June 14:

  • 'Let's Talk About...' group - every other Tuesday

  • Art Group - every other Wednesday,

  • STEM activities - every other Thursday

  • Pool teams will practice and play every other Saturday

  • Along with cooking and dinner, every Friday night will have a theme or activity for teens to engage in.

For the full lineup of activities and events throughout the summer, see the calendar on the last page of the May newsletter.

Rainy Day Schedule: During the summer, on any weekdays (Tuesday-Thursday) with heavy and persistent rainfall, The Hub will open at noon and offer lunch to all teens who come down.

This summer schedule will run from June 14th to August 31st.

Attendance Prizes: Teens who attend The Hub on weekdays will also receive punches on an “attendance punch card”. Teens with twelve punches will get to choose a random prize, ranging from cool trinkets to gift cards for local businesses.

Email and Text Alerts: Parents and teens will have the opportunity to sign up and receive e-mail and/or text alerts for upcoming events, rainy day schedules, and any changes made to the programming schedule. The summer programming is subject to small changes due to the fact that we can't predict the future. . . yet.

May 2022 - 2nd Annual Pie Sale, Saturday May 28, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Boch Park (the waterfall park) in Bradford. Stop by and pick up some homemade treats like pies, jam, cinnamon rolls, cookies, gluten-free items, and teen-made photo greeting cards! All proceeds benefit the Bradford Teen Center.

May 2022 - Bradford Teen Center has appointed Emily Cummings to the position of Executive Director. Cummings is already familiar to teens attending the Hub, since she has been serving as part-time staff member since March of this year.

Cummings, who lives in Bradford, brings to the position a strong background in human services, most recently as a substance abuse counselor. Her enthusiasm for working with young people is obvious to all who meet her.

"I’m really excited to take on this role as the director of The Hub," she said, "not only because I enjoy working with teens, but also for the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community."

"I want the The Hub to be not only an entertaining and enjoyable space, but also a haven where all teens feel they can come be heard and be safe, no matter what is going on in their lives," she continued.

Sixth graders and their parents can meet the new Director at The Hub's 6th Grade Open house Friday, May 20 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.

May 2022 - Open House for all local 6th graders, Friday, May 20, 3 - 8 PM

The Bradford Teen Center invites all current 6th graders to come see what The Hub is all about!

Questions? Contact director.thehub@gmail.com

April 2022 - The Everyone Eats program returns to The Hub! Each Wednesday, we'll receive delicious meals from The Little Grille in Bradford for teens to eat when they're at the center, or to bring home to eat later.

April 2022 - We are pleased to welcome our new staff member, Emily Cummings, to the Hub! Emily says, "I’m so excited to be working at The Hub! During the day, I am a Substance Abuse Counselor, and now I will get to be the “adult” at The Hub in the evening.

I love to create, play games, read books, meditate, and laugh a lot. I look forward to making big dinners, playing air hockey, and Mario Kart WII with ya’ll.

I live here in Bradford, and when I’m not working I like to be home making jewelry or listening to books with my 3 cats Smeagol, Weegurt, and Newton."

April 2022 - Easter Egg Hunt for 6th-8th graders!

at Elizabeth's Park

Saturday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m.

6th-8th graders will have their own Easter egg hunt in a separate area of the park with their own prizes.

Sponsored by Bradford Parks & Recreation & The Bradford Teen Center

January 2022 - Mark your calendars for a Teen Ice Skating Party, For 7-12th graders, 6-9 pm, Saturday, January 22 at Elizabeth’s Park

Snacks and hot chocolate provided.

Some skates available to borrow, or bring your own.

Sponsored by The Bradford Teen Center and Bradford Parks and Recreation

December 2021 - The Hub will benefit from a $10,000 grant recently awarded by The Hoehl Family Foundation of Shelburne, Vermont, in support of its ongoing programs to benefit youth from Bradford and surrounding Vermont towns.

“We are grateful that the Hoehl Family Foundation has recognized the importance of the work we do with local youth,” said Riley Harrness, Director of The Hub. “Our teens need and deserve opportunities to learn and thrive outside of school, and the Foundation’s gift will support our offering of quality programming and events.”

November 2021 - We welcome the community to the Hub's Open House on Wednesday, November 3, from 5-7 p.m. Check out the center, meet the new director, and have some cookies baked by the teens just for you!

October 2021 - Bradford Teen Center has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the brand-new Hannaford Bloomin' 4 Good Program for the month of October.

Bradford Teen Center will receive a $1 donation for every $12.00 red-stickered Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet purchased at the Bradford Hannaford in October.

“What a beautiful way to give back in our local community, and brighten someone’s day,” said Christiane Carroll, Interim Director of Bradford Teen Center. “We are thrilled to be participating in this innovative program that makes it possible for shoppers to give back to local non-profits like ours as part of the weekly shopping."

July 2021 - The Bradford Teen Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant by The Couch Family Foundation, in support of the Center’s programs to benefit youth from Bradford and surrounding Vermont towns. The Foundation partners with Upper Valley organizations “working to improve children’s health and well-being, early learning and development, family resiliency, and community vibrancy.”

“We are very grateful for the Couch Family Foundation’s recognition and support of the important work we do with local youth,” said Patrick Peters, President of the teen center’s Board of Directors. “Our teens deserve our best efforts, and the Foundation’s gift will help us continue to provide quality programming and events.”