Joe is constantly learning about his hometown of Portland and its surrounding neighborhoods, and he does his best to use the Time & Temp to help educate other Mainers about noteworthy efforts around town. Today, he’s talking about My Place Teen Center, a local non-profit that provides free year-round after-school programs for kids ages 10-18. Specializing in at-risk youth, including disabled, homeless, food-insecure, cognitively-delayed, low-income, immigrant, and refugee teens, MPTC offers a multi-purpose, academically enriching, life-skills enhancing, hunger-relieving, youth development program that has been the focal point of greater Portland’s teen activities since its inception in 1998. The two most important services they provide are their after-school programming (Monday-Friday, year-round) and free meals. They serve almost 100 different kids each year, and have provided over 9,000 meals in the process.
Joe hopes you consider learning more about this important local organization. You can do so by checking out its website.