Alex’s Place

Teen Center Open to all students age 13-18!

 

No Membership Required!                                                                                                    

Visit our Alex’s Place Facebook Page for more information, or click below:

 

Hours

Monday – Thursday 2 pm- 6 pm

Friday 2pm-10pm

 

Contact: 

Ryan Schwab-Doyon, Teen Center Director at ryan@ymcamv.org, (508) 696-7171 x127

 

 

Programs

 

Cartooning Workshop: If you are an aspiring artist and want to learn about cartooning, this 8-week workshop is for you!

March 17th – May 19th 

 

Calling all cartoonist teens/parents! Our own Ryan Barr is doing his second Cartooning Workshop at Alex’s Place for the school year! Each class has a class limit of 7 students. Each class will be designed to teach each student a new area in cartooning, from comic strips, to children’s books and more!

 

Please send an email with (3) three pieces of art drawn by your child to be considered for a spot in the workshop. This class is intended for students who aren’t just doodlers, but for students who want to take cartooning to a more professional level, taught by a BFA Illustration graduate. Because of this criteria, not every student who submits work will be accepted into the program. 

 

Ryan is looking into creating a week-long Cartooning Workshop for all skill levels at Alex’s Place in the Summer. If you are interested in signing your child up for that, send us an email and we’ll get back to you when dates and times are finalized! 

 

The workshop cost $100 for the 8-week course. Some materials will be provided. Scholarships are also available. Contact Ryan Schwab-Doyon 508-9696-7171 ext. 127 or email ryan@ymcamv.org

 

Anime Club – Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  Come hang out with your friends and watch your favorite anime.  

 

Middle school hang outs: Once a month Alex’s Place will be hosting a Friday night event for 6,7,8 graders to come, hang out with their friends, dance, play video games, play pool and free food. Dates TBD look on Facebook for the dates.

 

Konnect: A bi-weekly causal mentorship for teen males in the community. Come have dinner, have a conversation, play pool, video games or just hang out.

 

Alex’s Systers: A bi-weekly causal mentorship for teen females in the community.

 

About Alex’s Place

 

Alex’s Place was created through the efforts of The Alexandra Gagnon Foundation to provide safe, enlightening, educational, and entertaining experiences for teens on Martha’s Vineyard. Our permanent facility is approximately 5,000 sq feet spanning two floors, with program activity rooms, a kitchen and performing arts space.

“The Base @ Alex’s Place” is our performing arts space and includes a stage, sound system, professional stage lighting, seats from 40-90, and our newly upgraded Studio 57, sponsored by Comcast.

 

Rentals

Alex’s Place is available to the entire community for rent.

Celebrate your child’s birthday, hold a meeting, host a presentation. Contact Ryan Schwab-Doyon, Teen Center Director at (508) 696-7171 x127

 

 

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Personal Training (13+)

One-on-one or small group. Contact the Health & Wellness staff at (508) 696 7171 x 121