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The Teen Center Program provides a safe and INCLUSIVE environment for Chelan & Manson teens to enjoy some snacks, connect, listen to music, play games, study & more!


We've had a very busy start to the new year! Tuesdays and Thursdays are packed with local teens enjoying the space and utilizing the items in our coat closet, clothing closet and hygiene closet! Interested in volunteering at the Teen Center or donating a meal? Feel free to text or call us at 509-934-2211 for more information.

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The Thrive Teen Center represents a long-term partnership with the City of Chelan and the Lake Chelan United Methodist Church. Our flagship program provides a safe and relaxing environment for teens to enjoy a snack, study, socialize, listen to music, play games, and connect with positive adults.

Inside the Teen Center, we’ve got a variety of entertainment to enjoy, including two pool tables, Foosball, air hockey, video games, board games and much more. In 2020, we also added free WiFi and state-of-the art technology devices for teens to utilize to create music, stop-motion videos, complete school work and more!

We’re excited to announce that the Thrive Teen Center will have more hours and opportunities for local teens starting this year! Our first day will be Tuesday, October 3rd.  We will be open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15-6:30pm.  We are open to both Chelan and Manson teens (middle/high school students) and we will be serving dinner both nights this year!

If you have a heart for serving teens, we want to connect you to the Teen Center! Whether it is hanging out, leading an activity, or preparing snacks or a meal…we have a spot for you on our team!

Our primary needs for volunteers typically include:

  • Volunteers: Adults who can socialize with & tutor teens during hours of operation (3:15-6:30pm)
  • Food Prep/Donation: Community members who want to prepare dinner for 30-35 people.  And volunteers who want to pick up the donated meals around 4:45 and help serve and clean up at the Teen Center until 6:30.

To learn more about our Teen Center, please email us at:

A special thank you to our 2023-24 meal sponsors!!  Please help us return the favor by supporting these businesses next time you go out and thanking our individual meal providers next time you see them!

Meals Catered by Individuals/ Groups

  • Jan Artim, Loa Servis, & Stacy Bjarnason
  • Lake Chelan Ladies Golf Division
  • Candace Farnsworth
  • RealLife- Dinner & Devo
  • Anonymous donor (grew up in Chelan)
  • RealLife- Wheaties
  • Teresa Hambelton- in honor of Sierra Conrad’s leadership 
  • RealLife- Cullen’s Small Group
  • Dan & Mary Hodge


Volunteer to hang out and spend time with students, provide a warm meal, or lead an activity at the teen center!


Your tax-deductible contributions help the Teen Center pay for overhead costs such as rent, utilities, meals, and games and entertainment.


Donate food or toiletries to our onsite pantry, or activities that the students can do together or with a mentor.