House of Teens

Many high school girls call YWCA New Britain's House of Teens their “home away from home.” At the House of Teens, we offer teens a comfortable, safe, and positive place to call their own.  It is an afterschool program designed for high school girls ages 13 to 19 that offers teens a variety of activities focused on enhancing healthy lifestyles.  The program is dedicated to helping teen girls accomplish their personal goals and gain the confidence and independence they need to be future leaders.

The House of Teens operates out of our East Side Community Center, and is open Monday - Friday from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


  • Fun teen-choice activities

  • Access to the fitness facility, individual workout plans, group exercise classes, and pedometer challenges

  • Ability to recover health or physical education credits or work toward volunteer hours

  • Dance and gymnastics instruction

  • Complete your capstone project by helping with advocacy projects about issues important to teens

  • Teen talks, team building, cooking, and stress management

  • Monthly trips

  • Monthly late-night Fridays

To get started with the House of Teens, download a membership application below. For more information on the program, contact Joanna Ruggiero-Rivera at 860-225-4681 x293 or


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