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My Place Teen Center

My Place Teen Center

755 Main St, Westbrook (ME), 04092, United States

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(207) 854-2800

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About My Place Teen Center is a year round, free, after-school program for youth ages 10-18.
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Mission My Place provides a safe haven for youth sustaining them with comfort, meals, resources, and hope.

Vision: MPTC youth will have the academic, job readiness, and life skills necessary to lead independent adult lives filled with stewardship, courage, passion, and joy.


• Encouraging respect, compassion, and kindness for all who enter our premises.
• Supporting accountability – making a difference in our own and in others’ lives.
• Nurturing positive and sustained relationships with caring adults.
• Ensuring youth input and involvement in decision-making.
• Embracing forward-thinking practices and cultivating strong community partnerships.
• Implementing evidence-based practices encompassing good physical and mental health, positive social and emotional development, and academic achievement.
• Taking a practical, research-based, outcome-focused approach involving the whole community that then leads to youth avoiding risky behaviors, having better performance in school, and obtaining greater social competence.
• Pursuing extraordinary possibilities of hope!
Description My Place Teen Center (MPTC) is an after-school, five-hours/day, Monday through Friday program, for youth ages 10-18. MPTC offers a multi-purpose, academically enriching, life-skills enhancing, youth development program that has been the focal point of greater Portland’s teen activities since its inception in 1998.

Stats: We serve 40-70 kids/day and prepare more than 9,100 meals.
Awards WCSH 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction | United Way Partner Agency | Mainebiz’s Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year | Maine Children’s Alliance Giraffe Award |TD Beach to Beacon Charitable Recipient
Founded 1998

Rev. Tim Higgins Chair, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church

Lori Whitlock Vice-Chair Regulatory Compliance Consultant

Andrew Cook Treasurer, People’s United

Opal Staudenmaier Secretary, IDEXX Laboratories

Martha Gaythwaite Partner, Verrill Dana

Veronica Bates Westbrook School Committee and Kiwanis

Cheryl Hinkson Director of Operations, Hannaford

Colette Wold Owner, Bella

Theresa Cloutier Owner/Senior VP, DMM


Jen Bowring Vice President, People’s United Bank

Chris Bowring Account Executive – Lindenmeyr Munroe

Larry Caruso Community Member

Carol Colson Sr. Vice President, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Bangor Savings Bank

Ben Campo Douglas McDaniel Campo

Suzanne Joyce Norton – Insurance Financials; Westbrook School Committee

Kevin McCarthy Consultant, Retired EVP and COO, Unum Group and President and CEO, UnumUS

David McDonald President, DLM Corp

Doug McKeown CEO/Chairman, Woodard & Curran

Catherine Powers CEO, Constant Energy Capital

John Powers CEO, JD Powers Trading Co

Lee Rossignol Sales Manager, SAPPI

Michael Sanphy Mayor, Westbrook; President, Westbrook Historical Society

Deborah Shangraw Owner, Emerald Management Corporation

Philip Spiller, Jr. Commander, US Navy Reserve; Captain, JetBlue Airways

Melody Stickney Director of Client Experience, Unum

Giovani Twigge Chief Human Resources Officer, IDEXX Laboratories

Anne Vaillancourt Philanthropic Consultant

Mark Woodbury Owner, Woodbury Creative

Maureen Van Uden Commercial Lead, Androscoggin Bank


Lexi Dearborn Former participant; former intern – MPTC’s Youth Leadership Academy; MPTC Staff June 2013 – present

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