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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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.

Values:

• 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
Products MY PLACE TEEN CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers: Professional Affiliation:

Matthew Brown (7/10) Chair, Ameriprise Financial

Andrew Cook (3/15) Treasurer, People’s United Bank

Opal Staudenmaier (7/13) Secretary, IDEXX Laboratories

Directors:

Martha Gaythwaite (6/15) Verrill Dana

Suzanne Joyce (6/15) Westbrook School Committee

Maureen Van Uden (8/15) TD Bank

Melody Stickney (7/16) Unum

Lori Whitlock (7/10) Desmond and Rand, PA

Veronica Bates (9/17) Community Volunteer, Kiwanis, School Committee

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Wes Bonney Trustee, John T. Gorman Foundation

Jen Bowring, Vice President, People's United Bank

Larry Caruso Community Member

Theresa Cloutier SVP Marketing & Customer Experience, DMM

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

Ben Campo Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools

Tom Douglas Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools

Rev. Tim Higgins St. Ann's Episcopal Church

Cheryl Hinkson Director of Operations, Hannaford

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

Peter Richard VP – Sr. Employee Relations Consultant, TD Bank

Betsy Richards Community Member

Lee Rossignol Director of Sales, Varney Agency | Insurance & Bonding

Michael Sanphy Mayor, Westbrook; President, Westbrook Historical Society

Deborah Shangraw Owner, Emerald Management Corporation

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

Giovani Twigge Chief Human Resources Officer, IDEXX Laboratories

Colette Wold Community Member

Mark Woodbury Owner, Woodbury Creative

ADVISORY COUNCIL - YOUTH

Lexi Dearborn Former participant; former intern – MPTC’s Youth Leadership Academy; MPTC Staff June 2013 – January 2015; September 2015 - present
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