Willimantic’s New Teen Center Opens Downtown, Empowering Local Youth

Front Doors of Project Imo that Says Adventure Awaits above it

Teen Center Opens

Project Imo is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its inaugural teen center, located at 924 Riverside Drive in downtown Willimantic, CT. This dedicated space is set to become a vibrant hub for local youth aged 14-18, offering an array of programs and opportunities to foster growth, leadership, and community engagement.

Key Highlights:

  1. Purpose and Vision:

    • The teen center will provide a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for young people, encouraging them to take on new challenges and shape their futures.

    • It will serve as a venue for afterschool activities, youth leadership programs, and various community events.

  2. Name and Inspiration:

    • Affectionately referred to as “Base Camp,” the center holds a special place in the hearts of those involved.

    • It will serve as a cornerstone for Project Imo’s innovative initiatives, including the Youth Promise Career Pathways Initiative and individualized mentoring programs.

  3. Opening Date:

    • Project Imo is excited to announce that afterschool programs and open hours for teens are scheduled to begin in September 2023.

Doing our part

Jason Hyland, Executive Director of Project Imo, expressed his excitement: “We’re thrilled to be opening this new space for programs and open time as a teen center. Youth in the area had highlighted the need for such a space during a leadership program we were facilitating this year.”

About Project Imo
Project Imo is a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization nestled in Windham, CT. Our mission is to empower the next generation by building self-confidence and life skills while fostering connections within communities through immersive experiential and adventure education programs.

Our Commitment
We provide transformative experiences that cultivate leadership skills, ignite a passion for environmental conservation, and build communities, all while ensuring equitable access for all.

Contact Information
For more details and inquiries, please feel free to contact us at teamimo@projectimo.org.

Join us in our journey to empower the youth of Willimantic and beyond. We look forward to creating a brighter future together.

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Base Camp Front of Building from Street View

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