GMVCC offers a variety of programming for teens in grades 6-12. We provide opportunities in educational enrichment, creative expression, service and leadership, and social activities for building friendships and community. Our staff guides teens through activities and helps them grow and value themselves personally.
GMVCC Youth Council is a leadership and service learning program for Tahoma School District middle and high school students. The program constantly welcomes new members. Activities include volunteering at local events, helping to collaborate on ideas that benefit the Maple Valley area, and taking on other active roles in the community.
This peer-led program was developed by Renton Youth and Family Services in response to the silence surrounding the issue of dating violence. The DateWise curriculum uses presentations, discussion groups, videos, and group activities. The GMVCC Teen Program Staff trains interested teens to be peer educators and to present the program to 9th graders in the Tahoma School District. DateWise peer educators develop leadership skills through these various lessons and team building activities. A one-school-year commitment to trainings and presentations is required.
This positive and proactive summer enrichment program, which is led by trained GMVCC Teen Program Staff, is centered on community service and building leadership skills that focus on respect, making a difference, integrity, authenticity, and courage. Summer Program runs for 7 weeks during the summer and consists of one "fun trip" and one community service project per week. Don’t miss this chance to meet new friends, serve your community, and have a blast!
Registration opens mid-March.
GMVCC Teen Program Staff collaborate with the Tahoma School District to offer homework help after school to teens in 6-8th grades at Maple View Middle School and Summit Trail Middle School. Please check out newsletter for dates.
The Den Teen Center provides a safe and supportive environment for ALL teens that encourages trust, empathy, mutual respect, and learning. Please call for our current support services for LGBTQ students.
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If you are in a crisis, please call the 24-hour crisis line at 206-461-3222.