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Welcome to the Teen Page on the Town of Charlton's website! This web page has been been created especially for teens (13-19) and offers a list of things to do in and around town. We are seeking submissions from local groups or organizations that offer social and volunteer opportunities anywhere within this age group. Submissions must be open to Charlton residents and may be subject to approval by the Charlton Board of Selectmen.

Please download the Submission Form, fill it out, and mail it to: Webmaster, Town of Charlton, 37 Main Street, Charlton, MA 01507. If you have questions, comments or need something removed or changed, please email the webmaster or call the Board of Selectmen's Office at 508-248-2206.

Athletics:

Tri-Community YMCA
43 Everett Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
508-765-5466
Fitness Center, Ages 13+
American Red Cross Lifeguard Course, Ages 15+
Water Safety Instructor Course, Ages 16+
Torpedoes (Swim Team), Ages 8 - 18
Teen Walleyball League
Many other activities for families

Clubs:

Boyscout Troop 338
St. Joseph's Church Basement
10 H. Putnam Road Extension
Charlton, MA
Contact: Jim Lambert at 508-248-3895
Open to Ages: 11 to 17
Troop meetings every Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Teens / Young Adults
Charlton Public Library
40 Main Street
Charlton, MA
Contact: Youth Services Librarian at (508) 248-0452

Educational:

Charlton Police Department
85 Masonic Home Road
Charlton, MA 01507
508-248-2250
Charlton Explorers
Open to Ages: 14 to 21

Harrington Memorial Hospital
100 South Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
508-765-9771 ext. 2692
Babysitter/CPR Classes
Open to Ages: 11 to 15

Jacob Edwards Library
236 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
508-764-5426
Teen Pages

Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program
5 Sigourney Street
Oxford, MA 01540
Contact: Dee Dee at 508-987-6078
Teen Parent Support Group
Meets Tuesdays March through April from 3:30pm - 5:00pm at 176 Main Street, Southbridge (behind Subway).
Teen Parent Support Group Contact: Kelly at 774-364-5096.
Open to: Pregnant and parenting teens
Description of Activity: Teens share and learn together about pregnancy and parenting. Transportation and child care available.

Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County
61 Pine Street
Southbridge, MA 01540
Contact: Jenn Reed at 508-909-0061
Focus on Friday Young Parents Night
Meets Fridays: March 23, 2007 through May 22, 2007 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm at 176 Main Street, Southbridge.
Open to: Under 21, parenting for the first time.
Description of Activity: Are you a soon-to-be-parent or parent under 21? Join free and voluntary parenting group. Each Friday for ten weeks. You choose the topics to meet your needs and answer your questions. Good dinner, good people, and great conversation. You can join Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County if you are a first-time parent age 21 and under, from pregnancy through their child's third birthday. Moms and Dads. Pregnant or parenting. All services are voluntary and free of charge, with no income guidelines. Healthy Families Massachusetts is a statewide parent home-visiting program funded by the Massachusetts Children s Trust Fund. We offer home visits, groups, family field trips, and much more. Please call for more information!

Events:

Recreational:

Appalachian Mountain Club, Worcester Chapter - Family Outings
Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester, MA - Upcoming Programs, Classes, Events
Buffumville Lake, Charlton, MA - Calendar of Events

Scholarships:

Ronald J. Denault Law Enforcement Scholarship
Description: A one-thousand-dollar scholarship, honoring the memory of Ronald J. Denault, highly respected police officer at both the state and local levels, will be awarded again this June to a student in the Class of 2017. To be eligible for consideration for this award, a student must be a Charlton resident who is planning to further his/her education in pursuit of a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. Applicants may be graduating from a public or private high school or from a home schooling program that has been approved formally by the School Committee. Ideally, applicants will show evidence of scholarship, leadership, and community service.

Interested persons should complete and submit an application packet no later than April 28, 2017. The application packet will include the following: an application form (available from high school guidance office at Shepherd Hill or Bay Path, at the Charlton Public Library, the Charlton Police Station, or downloadable from the town website); a one-page essay summarizing why the applicant is interested in a career in law enforcement; two letters of reference; and documentation of academic scholarship. Details regarding all requirements will be included with the application form. Further questions may be directed to Mrs. Ronald Denault, who can be reached at 508-248-7711.

Completed application packets should be mailed to the Ronald J. Denault Law Enforcement Scholarship Committee c/o P.O. Box 352, Charlton City, MA 01508.

Contact: Mrs. Ronald Denault at 508-248-7711
Deadline: Interested persons should complete and submit an application packet no later than Arpil 30, 2015. Download the complete scholarship package.

Social Gatherings:

Charlton Baptist Church Youth Group
Charlton Baptist Church
50 Hammond Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507
Contact: Youth Director Trevor Berg at 508-248-4488
Youth Group: Meets from 6 - 8pm on Sunday Nights. Youth Group is a chance for students to unwind and have some fun. The night consists of mostly games and hanging out along with time set side for worship and a short devotion. Our snack and board game area is set up each week and the gym is open for both free-time and group games. Occasionally large group games and video games will be available. In the warmer months come prepared to be outside for games like capture the flag and Ultimate Frisbee.

The Cornerstone Youth Coffeehouse
St. Joseph's Church Basement
10 H. Putnam Road Extension
Charlton, MA
Contact: Liz Cotrupi at 508-248-7986
Open to Ages: 7th and 8th Graders, Fridays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
(Except the 3rd Friday of every month)
Open to Ages: 6th Graders, the third Friday of every month 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Open to Ages: Grades 9-12 for Occasional Posted Events

Theatre/Art/Dance:

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc.
111 Main Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
508-764-4531
Auditions

Stageloft Repertory Theater
450A Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
508-347-9005 (Box Office)
Auditions

Volunteer/Community Service Opportunties:

Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary
56 Capen Road
Charlton City, MA 01508
508-248-5516
Volunteer Program - Junior Counselors, Animal Care, Trail Maintenance, Home Schoolers, Gold Award and Eagle Projects
Open to Ages: 14+

Second Chance Animal Shelter, Inc.
111 Young Road
East Brookfield, MA 01515
508-867-5525
Junior Volunteer Program
Open to Ages: Under 18
Listing of Events and Activities for Teens

Fees and/or other rules and restrictions may apply. Contact the appropriate group for details and to confirm activities.
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