The YAC (Youth Activity Center)

Hopewell Valley YMCA’s Free Teen Center for Grades 6-12

Designed by teens, for teens, the YAC is a safe place for teens to gather and be with their friends. It is located on the first floor of the YMCA’s administrative offices at 62 S. Main Street in Pennington Borough and is in walking distance from Timberlane and Hopewell Valley Central High School. It is professionally staffed and a place where teens can feel welcome.

The YAC is open to all Hopewell Valley teens in grades 6-12. It is open from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Monday through Friday.

SUMMER HOURS:  12:00PM – 6:00PM


Magic the Gathering Group – Wednesday’s at 2:00 PM
Magic the Gathering Tournaments – July 31 & August 28 at 2:00 PM
Teen Billiards – Tuesday’s 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Yoga for Teens
A Program designed to tone the body and calm the mind using strength conditioning, yoga poses and relaxation exercises.
Day: Friday’s, July 5 – August 23
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fee: $110
Location: Tollgate Grammar School Gym


YAC: TEDTalks – Ideas Worth Spreading
Teens! Drop in on Mondays at 1:30 to YAC: TEDTalks. Riveting speakers present astonishing new inventions, fresh approaches to teen issues, new ways to think about your self, your school, your goals and spur you to fearlessly create the life and world you envision. An original topic presented each Monday. Come to one or all! YAC: TEDtalks lead to brainstorming, discussions, personal development, and community action. If you are a curious teen who seeks to discover ideas, spark conversations, make waves, and live a meaningful life, come by!

Day: Monday’s, July 15 – August 27
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: Teen Center


CONTACT Volunteers understand that life can be difficult and challenging for teens in today’s world of online communication and minimal interpersonal communication. Volunteers will meet with Hopewell Valley teens on a weekly basis for 1 hour to talk and listen non-judgmentally with the hope of increasing the teen’s caring communication skills and personal coping skills. Talking and interacting with others builds community, and community provides an emotional safety factor for teens.

Days: Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 8, 15
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Teen Center


For more information:

Contact Topanga Harmony;