The Hive - The New Home of The Howell Teen Center
(214 N. Walnut St.)
Providing a socially safe and healthy environment for all middle school and high school students
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Welcome to The Hive - the new home of The Howell Teen Center. The Hive is a place where teens can come to gather with friends, interact with adults on relatively equal footing, gain recognition for their efforts and skills, and make choices about what they will do and how they will do it, all in a place that is teen-driven! It is THE place for middle and high school students to hang out and socialize, take classes, play games, watch movies, do homework, and much more!
Joining the Howell Teen Center is easy - parental permission is the first step! Stop in and pick up a short form, fill it out, and return it with your parent’s signature and you’ll be part of the Teen Center! Daily admission is FREE - there’s no membership fee, no annual fee, and no participation fee during normal hours (additional costs could apply to special events).
The Hive is open during the Howell Public School year. Regular hours of operation are 2:30pm-6:00pm Monday through Friday. We follow the Howell Public School holiday and inclement weather closure schedule.
The Hive Features
- Large screen TV to watch your favorite movies
- Special events and planned activities
- Snack shop and concessions
- Games, puzzles, and magazines
- Space to hang out and meet new friends
- Quiet areas to work on homework
- 6 Station Kellogg Family Foundation Cyber Cafe with Adobe Photoshop
- Champion Automotive Group Sports Arena with Nerf Course.
Kellogg Family Foundation Cyber Cafe
As we all know technology is a vital part of the world today especially for today’s youth and it is constantly changing. There are great benefits to having the world at our finger tips for our youth, they use technology for research, homework, projects and social interaction. Thanks to the Kellogg Family Foundation we are able to allow the youth at the Hive to have access to these benefits. The Kellogg Family Foundation Cyber Café features six, state of the art computer work stations. Each workstation is equipped with 1TB hard drive, 8GB of RAM and has Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and of course Wi-Fi!
At The Hive, we do know with every positive benefit of technology comes a negative one. Part of our mission at here is to provide a Healthy environment and this goes without saying for Cyber Café as well, our computers our monitored and protected by Bulldog IT, allowing the youth to be themselves and use the resources at hand in a safe way.
The Kellogg Family Foundation is a true community partner with The Hive and the “Kellogg Family Foundation Cyber Café” is just the first upgrade from the Foundation. Stay tuned for updates in the next couple months!
Introducing the Champion Automotive Group Sports Arena!
Today’s youth are more focused on staying indoors and using technology then they are with being active and moving. A big part of this is due to the lack of space youth have access to that allows them to be active and burn off energy, especially after a long day at school. The Champion Automotive Group Sports Arena is a 1200 ft space designated for just that reason! It allows the youth of Howell to have an active space year round to burn off energy.
Currently the arena is used for:
Pickle ball Court
The future plans for the Champion Automotive Group Sports Arena would be:
Teen Dance Class
Teen Workout Classes
Open Mic Nights
If you need transportation to the Teen Center, the L.E.T.S. transportation system can provide you with a ride from your school. Flyers explaining the program are available at the Teen Center and at the main offices of Parker Middle School and Highlander Way Middle School. Call 517.546.6600 for more information.
The 415: Teen Advisory Board
The 415 is an advisory board for students in 8th to 12th grade. It is completely run by teen-elected officials and all are welcomed to join! This is an opportunity to become involved in the planning and organizing of events happening at the Teen Center such as late nights and fundraisers. Members of the board even have the opportunity to join with other teen committees in Southeast Michigan to plan state-wide events. Pick up more information at the Howell Teen Center and take the stereotype out of the word "teen."
Friday, April 7th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Friday, May 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Late Nights will be held once a month, typically on the first Friday of the month, from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Our managers are always coming up with new and exciting programs, but don’t think they forgot about the classics! Be sure to sign up ahead of time so our staff can properly plan for the activities and food!
4/7 - Ultimate Cardboard Fortress Battle
We’re taking two childhood classics and forming them into one EPIC showdown! It’s fort building meets capture the flag! But whose fort will be left standing?
Cost: $8/person (includes dinner)
5/5-5/6 - Ostringo Derby de Mayo
Teams will design their “Chariot “that they must use to complete in a downtown Photo Derby extravaganza, Teams will be judged on creativity, completion of the photo list and time. If you think you know Howell and have what it takes, then join us …but don’t think the fun stops there, after all, we do have ALL NIGHT!
Cost: $25/person. TAB member cost: $20.
As an organization that provides nearly all memberships and programs for free, the Teen Center relies on fundraising events, grants, and private and corporate donations in order to be able to provide its services. We hope that you will help us by making a tax-deductible contribution today.