Teen-Aid Family Center
723 E Jackson, Spokane, WA 99207
The Teen-Aid Family Center (TFC) will be a home away from home for students. TFC hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, except major holidays. It will be a structured, supervised and safe environment for students grades 1-12 to work on online school while their parents are at work. TFC is not a daycare with the stigma of being babysat, it is a family center to provide support for parents new to at-home school or online school programs. It is also a chance for online students to meet not just their academic needs, but their social, emotional, spiritual and physical fitness needs. TFC will also have supplemental enrichment activities like arts, cooking, music, etc. for students to participate in after their online schooling is completed.
The Teen-Aid Family Center has a Computer Corner for students to work on their online schooling, including some computers for student use and spaces for students to plug in and use their laptops/tablets. The center has a secured outdoor recreation area for educational physical activities, an indoor recreation area with games, and a classroom for extracurricular supplemental activities and presenters.
The Teen-Aid Family Center will have open house nights for families to come and see the facility and ask questions on September 2nd & 3rd from 4-7pm. TFC will open September 14, 2020.
Monthly Membership Fee: $300 per student, paid at the beginning of the month of service
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The Teen-Aid mission has always been to build character and families while serving the Spokane community. The struggle, now, for families is great, but students who are left alone face some of the biggest difficulties.
While being “on your own” occasionally can foster independence and confidence, even for adults, social isolation can cause problems. What does extended isolation do to older children and teens?
- Struggle with schoolwork
- Be depressed, anxious or even suicidal
- Have accidents and not get the emergency help needed
- Get into trouble or form unhealthy relationships
- Be susceptible to drug addiction and alcohol abuse
- Become sexually active and experience teen pregnancy, std’s and abortion
- Become prone to violence and risk-taking behavior or be a victim of crime
- Have problems with online addiction, porn and victimization by human traffickers
If you have any questions, please call our office or send us a message.