The Hive Youth Services 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!
For $20/year you can become a HIve Member. Members receive free monthly late nights, a Hive T-Shirt, tutoring, participation in our leadership program, discounts and free entry into our fall archery league!
*Non members can still attend at a $1/day drop-in rate. For more information call the Hive at 517-579-2870.
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 payment and you’ll be part of the Teen Center!
The Hive has many opportunities for sponsorship. If you’re interested in sponsoring a week of Teen Camp, or having your business represented at the Hive, contact Kevin Troshak at email@example.com
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.
(11/27-11/29) - Thanksgiving Break
(12/23-1/3) - Winter Break
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
Kellogg Family Foundation Cyber Cafe with computers and internet
Champion Automotive Group Sports Arena with Nerf Course.
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.
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 know with every positive benefit of technology comes a negative one. Part of our mission here is to provide a healthy environment and this goes without saying for our Cyber Café as well. Our computers are 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!
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:
The future plans for the Champion Automotive Group Sports Arena would be:
Teen Dance Class
Teen Workout Classes
Open Mic Nights
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."
If you're interested in being a part of the Advisory Board, contact Kevin Troshak at KTroshak@howellrecreation.org.
The Fusion Leadership program is a 12 week Leadership program to help teach leadership skills and tap the potential within our youth.
"How Can I Lead": Part one looks at leaders in their lives, the students identity and their strengths.
"How Can We Lead": Now that they know who we are and where our strengths are, we can start working together with those things. In this part teens will learn what it means to be a good teammate, how to give and receive feedback, as well as conflict resolution skills.
"Impacting Others": This part covers problem solving: identifying a problem, brainstorming all possible solutions, and picking one solution to act on. Participants also design and implement a community service project using the leadership skills they have gained. Last year’s project "Paws in the Park" raised over $500 for the Livingston County Humane Society.
Starts September 30th
Register at The Hive
Cost: $10/person or Free for Hive Members