As schools launch virtually this year, Building Twentyone Teen Center is working hard to establish ways to safely and effectively open their doors to Holt and Mason students grades 7-12. They officially reopened their doors on September 14.
“Now more than ever, families and students have the need for tutoring services, student-driven programs, and a safe environment to establish healthy habits,” said Benjamin Schartow, program director for Building Twentyone.
Building Twentyone has indoor and outdoor games, a state-of-the-art computer lab, podcasting programs, culinary classes with an MSU chef, art programs, and tutoring programs. Students will be able to get help in various subjects, along with much needed mental, emotional, and social support from other students, staff, and MSU interns.
Rather than the previous drop-in model, parents should pre-register their students before dropping them off at the youth center for the first time. The team has implemented the newest and most effective safety procedures, including regular sanitation of the building, daily temperature checks, mask-wearing, social distancing, and individually packed snacks.
“Our Building Twentyone team sees and hears our community of parents,” Schartow said. “We know you are striving to make sure your children continue receiving an education during a time of deviation from traditional school settings. The need is great, and we’re up to the task!”
Building Twentyone Teen Center is open for all students grades 7-12 according to the following schedule:
- Mondays 12:30pm – 4:00pm
- Tuesdays 12:30pm – 4:00pm
- Wednesdays – CLOSED FOR SANITATION
- Thursdays – 12:30pm – 4:00pm
- Fridays – 12:30pm – 4:00pm
For more information on Building Twentyone Teen Center and to learn how to register a student, please visit buildingtwentyone.org. Building Twentyone is located at 1288 North Cedar Street in Mason, 517.889.5103.