We have 2 locations – the program is free and open to all Utica Teens attending school.

A) 500 Plant Street which offers the following programs

  • Kitchen – cooking and baking classes
  • Game Room – foosball, ping pong, pool, video gaming
  • Recording Studio
  • Gymnasium – basketball, soccer, volleyball, etc
  • Stage – drama classes, dance classes, etc.
  • Art Studio - jewelry making, knitting, drawing, etc
  • Computer lab – homework help, resume writing, job searches, college preparation and application support, etc.
  • Health and Wellness – yoga, meditation classes, healthy eating information, leadership skill building

B) Parkway Recreation Center

  • Gymnasium – basketball and soccer leagues, tennis, volleyball, etc.
  • Art classes – jewelry making, knitting, drawing, etc.
  • Health and Wellness – yoga, meditation classes, healthy eating information, leadership skill building

During the school year both sites are open 3-6pm on days school is in session. There are buses from Proctor High School that drop off at each site after school.

Please call (315) 735-1345 for hours of operation during school breaks and summer vacation or any other needed information.

We welcome and encourage the teens to give us guidance and ideas to keep the programming interesting, educational, enriching and relevant to teens needs and interests. We have a Safe Schools office at Proctor High School, JFK Middle School and Donovan Middle School for students to get more information on the Underground Teen Center.

Please contact Lia Savage for more information about our Underground Teen Centers.