In 1996, Teenagers, Inc. was reestablished by two retired Philadelphia public school educators after being non-existent for about 25 years. During this time period there were no formal activities for teens under one organization. Teens,Inc filled a void for our young people in the Northwest sector of Philadelphia this including 19114, 19118, 19119, 19128, 19129, 19138, 19140, 19141, 19144, 19150, 19151 and surrounding suburban areas. We wish to foster volunteerism in the near and greater neighborhood and world through service outreach and to provide safe gathering places for social activities for our teens and pre-teens.
In 2000, a Teen Center was donated by a local Chestnut Hill business person, which is utilized for recreational gatherings, meetings, art classes and more. Our program encompasses multi-ethnic students of male and female, ages 12-18 years. Another component is our young adults who are Board members and former Teens,Inc members. They are involved in the fundraising and chaperoning. We are non-exclusionary.*