Teen Time at HCLS East Columbia Branch is an initiative for neighborhood teens that enhances student academics in a fun, welcoming, after-school environment.
Teen Time runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30-5:30 pm during the school year. The daily schedule includes a transition period, which allows students to unwind from school and talk about their day. HCLS instructors then assist students with their homework, which is followed by enrichment activities. While centering on academic enrichment, Teen Time focuses on a variety of additional components, which involves guest speakers, art contests, and poetry slams. In addition, Teen Time students discuss Choose Civility and the importance of developing healthy behaviors, conflict resolution skills, and being caring and kind. Teen Time aims to provide the mentoring students need to make the right decisions to succeed in life.
To leverage funding and expertise, HCLS partners with organizations such as the Columbia Association, Cradlerock School, Howard County Police Department, and Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks when organizing activities for Teen Time students.
HCLS instructors work closely with Teen Time parents, who are made aware of their child’s progress through open houses, monthly meetings, and trainings.
Founded by The Horizon Foundation, Teen Time is sponsored by Owen Brown Community Association, Friends & Foundation of Howard County Library System, and anonymous donors.
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