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ALEX'S PLACE

Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center 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 5,000 sq. feet spanning two floors, with program activity rooms, a kitchen and performing arts space. The Base at Alex’s Place is our performing arts space and includes a stage, sound system, professional stage lighting, seats 70, and Studio 57, sponsored by Comcast.

Contact Ryan Schwab-Doyon for more information: ryan@ymcamv.org | 508-696-7171 ext. 127

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PROGRAMS

Cartooning Workshop

An 8 week workshop, where teens learn about the world of cartoons, comics, and illustration. As a class the workshop will look at famous cartoonist and illustrators work for influences to better their artistic abilities. Some materials will be provided.
Cost: $100

Summer AMP workshop

A one-week intensive music and performance program from July 30th-August 3rd. Teens will learn about singing, songwriting, performing and recording. The program features top performers from around the island and the country.
Cost: $200

Konnect (Mentorship for Boys)

A casual mentor program for teen males in the community. Utilize the teen center and connect with male professionals who can help you think about your futures after high school.
Meets bi-weekly

Alex's Systers (Mentorship for Girls)

A casual mentor program for teen females in the community. Utilize the teen center and connect with female professionals who can support you in thinking about your futures after high school. Meets bi-weekly

Teen Musical Concerts

Once a month a teen band performs at Alex’s Place for their peers and the community.


Free Comic Book Day

Come get some free comic books, hang out with your friends and enter a raffle to win comic book packages.

Summer Youth Music Series

Come hear some amazingly talent Teens from Alex’s Places. Tuesdays during July and August at the Aquinnah Library.

Anime Club

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

Middle School Hangouts

An opportunity for 6th, 7th, 8th graders to come and hang out with friends, dance, play video games, play pool and eat free food.
Meets once monthly on Friday night, check Facebook for dates.

Alex's Place Leadership Council

Interested in learning more about the teen center and coming up with great ideas of things to do? Join the leadership Council!
Meets bi-weekly at MVRHS during Flex period.

SMASH BROS 4 Tournament

Come take your skills to the limit. Singles and doubles tournaments. Hosted by SMASH MV in coordination with Alex’s place.
Meets once monthly on Saturday, check Facebook for dates.

Elder Tech Fairs

A support group for teens to help seniors with their tech devices. Need volunteer hours or want to help out other? This is for you! Meets once monthly


THINGS TO DO

  1. Play Video games on our Xbox 360, PS4 or Wii
  2. Play Pool
  3. Jam out with our guitars, bass, drums
  4. Use our Mac computer for homework or gaming
  5. Hang out with your friends in our living area
  6. Grab a snack from our kitchen
  7. Hang out with our youth mentors
  8. Interested in music come use the stage to perform
  9. Join the IMP program
  10. Interested in Art join our cartooning workshop
  11. Come to one of our bi-weekly mentorship groups
  12. Need volunteer hours help with our Elder Tech Fairs
  13. Like Anime come to our anime group
  14. Want to start your own club the space is yours

PARTNERS

Alexandra Gagonan Teen Center, Comcast, Island Wide Youth Collaborative, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, WMVY, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, IMP4Kids, Aquinnah library, Vineyard Birth Collective, MV Muse, MV Smash, Hearts root music, Music drives us, Cape Cod 5

RENTALS

Alex’s Place is available to the entire community for rent, use our full kitchen, a downstairs space that has a stage, sound system, stage lighting and space to fit up to 70 people. Both floors are open, need a space with a projector we have one, looking for a place to do a theatrical or music performance we have that too.


“I really enjoy having a safe, drug free environment to hang with my friends after school. I enjoy Ryan’s company and the teen center has really helped.”

— Amelia —

"The program at the Y that has greatly impacted me is the Teen Center, I met my greatest friend Indigo there. The Y has helped me become a well-rounded and good person."

— Ryan —

“Just look at the Teen Center, a safe haven for all teens on the island."

— Anonymous


Contact

Ryan Schwab-Doyon
Alex's Place Director
PHONE 508-696-7171 ext. 127
EMAIL ryan@ymcamv.org