Eaton Rapids Teen Space

What is Eaton Rapids Teen Space?

Eaton Rapids Teen Space is a community teen center in Eaton Rapids where youth in grades 6-12 can visit during after school hours to socialize, study, play games, eat food, and participate in a variety of recreational and educational programming. Our teen center is organized and run by a small staff and large cohort of local volunteers.
Since opening in 2018, Eaton Rapids Teen Space has welcomed Eaton Rapids area youth to come to a place they can call their very own – a space where they are the focus, and can create their own community connections, memories, and legacy.

Where is Eaton Rapids Teen Space? We are located at the west end of Union Street Community Center, located at 501 Union St. in Eaton Rapids.

When is Teen Space open? During the school year, we are open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., but youth can arrive by 2:30!

How can I participate at Teen Space? Just show up! All we ask is that you are between grades 6 & 12, that you sign in & sign out at the door, and that you fill out one of our registration/parent contact forms.

Our Values, Our Mission

At ERCA and Eaton Rapids Teen Space, we place high value in the health, connectedness, and legacy of our community. Looking to the future, we recognize that the town, leaders, and health we have tomorrow depends on what and who we invest in today. Eaton Rapids Teen Space is our contribution toward a brighter future for Eaton Rapids.

Teen Space’s Mission then is to provide a space where local youth are… healthy; socially & relationally connected; taking ownership & responsibility; welcomed to a diverse, inclusive, & equitable environment; creating their own legacy; enjoying themselves safely & comfortably; learning & developing new skills. Creating not only a center, but also a culture that embodies our values is our mission.

Our Values…

  • Health
  • Connectivity
  • Places, spaces, & environments
  • Diversity, inclusivity, equity
  • Legacy
  • Safety
  • Education