The Hyattsville Youth Center is a free after-school resource for local students in grades 6-12.
The Center offers drop-in hours from 3-5 p.m. for group activities and homework support, and special leadership programs from 5-6 p.m. for middle and high schoolers looking to gain youth leadership expertise and job readiness training.
Location & Hours
The Hyattsville Youth Center is currently located in the David C. Driskell Recreation Building, 3911 Hamilton Street.
New home coming soon! The City's new Youth Center is expected to open in early 2024 at 5812 40th Avenue! Learn more about that project here.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
Drop-in hours: 3 - 5 p.m.
Youth Leadership Programming: Thursdays, 5 - 6 p.m.
The Center is closed on observed holidays unless noted otherwise
Youth Center Drop-in Activities
The Youth Center offers drop-in programming that gives Hyattsville-area students in grades 6 - 12 with a chance to connect and gain experiences valuable for school, job seeking, and navigating teen life! Programs include:
- Civic engagement and leadership development
- College and career readiness
- Extracurriculars and recreation
- Health and wellness
Sign up for a free Teen Center membership through RecDesk to participate in these programs!
Special Programs for the 2023 - 2024 School Year!
Folkloric Dance Program
Hyattsville local middle and high schoolers in grades 6 - 12 are invited to come learn the art of merengue, a folklore dance from Dominican Republic, on Mondays throughout December 18 from 5 – 6 p.m., at the Driskell Park Recreation Center!
Register before spaces fill up here!
Youth Leadership Program
The Youth Leadership Program provides students in grades 6 – 12 with opportunities to gain leadership experience, earn student service-learning hours, and grow as youth advocates!
Participants must commit to attending weekly workshops on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. that build valuable leadership skills and explore the City's culture, history, and operations.
Sign up to participate in this free program through RecDesk.
After completing the Program, participants will be qualified to apply to serve as future members of the Youth Advisory Council!
Other Opportunities for Hyattsville Middle & High Schoolers
The City's Exploration and Camp Staycation Programs offer students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to explore local attractions on days school is closed! Learn more here.
The City offers Tutoring and Mentoring services for students in grades K-12 through Northstar Tutoring. Learn more here.
The Youth Center is accessible by local public transportation. The City provides free transportation from Nicholas Orem Middle and Northwestern High. Parents and guardians must pick up students after programming ends.