• Three Girls
  • Singer
  • Gardening
  • Thumbs Up
  • Two Girls
  • Painting
It’s like another family – everyone always welcomes you with open arms.
Youth Member

Welcome to Worcester Youth Center
, a place where young people can build lasting, positive change in their lives!

Since 1994, the Worcester Youth Center has provided a safe space for education, health and recreation programs for inner city youth. The only free teen “drop-in” center with structured programs and support groups in Worcester, it serves more than 900 young people ages 14 to 24 each year, and nearly 400 are regular participants in its leadership and practical learning programs. The Center registers more the 15,000 visits a year.

Dancing Pros Live March 1

Dancing Pros will feature pros from Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Click here for more information.

Youth Development Approach

Services to our members are based on individual needs. See our youth development model here.


From recreational outlets to acquiring critical skills, our programs are developed in response to youth interests and to support their transition to independent living.

Success Stories

It 's not just a place to go. A place to go further. Click here to learn about members who have embarked upon building positive changes in their lives.

Ways To Help

Worcester Youth Center benefits greatly from its supporters who find many ways to help us.

About Us

Our mission is to provide a safe place where young people can build lasting, positive changes in their lives.