About

The Hub Teen Center & Skatepark is a nonprofit teen center serving youth up to age 19 with the mission of providing a safe, supervised, substance-free environment when school is not in session. We provide an alternative to traditional after school activities by giving teens a place of their own to socialize, study, access the internet, hear music, explore interests like visual arts or videography, feel safe and experience the support and supervision of adults who respect the challenges of young adulthood.

The Bristol Hub is located at 110 Airport Drive in Bristol, VT, right across from Mt. Abraham Union High School.

Hours during the school year: 12pm-6pm and school breaks/holidays as staff is available.

Summer hours: 12pm-Dark as staff is available.

Phone: (802) 453-3678

 

Our Supporters & Partners in the Community

Services provided by The Bristol Hub are enhanced by numerous partnerships and collaborations.

The Hub has longstanding relationships with prevention-oriented community groups, working with the Addison County Tobacco Roundtable and the former Vermont Coalition of Teen Centers. Staff participate in the Addison County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coalition and the implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework effort.

The Hub works with organizations to involve youth with community service projects. These include the Mary Johnson Children’s Center, Mount Abraham Union High School, Hannaford Career Center, United Way of Addison County, and Addison County Court Diversion.

We promote events through channels provided by the Town of Bristol, Mt. Abraham Union High School, Bristol Friends of the Arts, and local press.

AmeriCorps Crew

We also work closely with the Town of Bristol, the Bristol Police and Recreation Departments, Youth in Transition, and more.  We were members of the former Vermont Coalition of Teen Centers and are also connected with other teen centers through our own efforts and through the AmeriCorps VYDC program. We have also been working to improve our program by being part of the recent Outcomes Measurement Peer Group organized by the United Way of Addison County and the Vermont Community Foundation.

Ken Weston

Many businesses, individuals, and community groups have helped us with in-kind gifts of materials, services, and equipment. These organizations are local to the Five Town area and as far away as Burlington. They include Erwin Electric, White Dog Construction, Brown’s Welding, the Bristol Rescue Squad, the owners of Talent Skatepark, S.D. Ireland Concrete, Advance Music Center, Connor & Buck Builders, First Quality Carpet, the Bristol Band, Cubber’s Restaurant, The Bobcat Café, Almost Home Market, The University of Vermont Theater Department, Bristol Bakery, the Bristol Recreation Club, the Town of Hinesburg, Martin’s Hardware, Huntington Choppers, Hannaford Career Center, Otter Creek Conservation District, Shaw’s, the Vermont Foodbank, and AmeriCorps*State VYDC, among others.

VT State Funding

Our current and past funders include the Anne Slade Frey Charitable Trust, Bristol Friends of the Arts/Five Town Friends of the Arts, Gardens for Learning, United Way of Addison County, Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation, Vermont Coalition of Teen Centers, Vermont Community Foundation, Vermont Department of Buildings & General Services, Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Women’s Fund, and others.

The Hub tracks attendance with an online database programmed by one of our Hub teens, and seeks to create these positive outcomes: We want youth to show increased engagement in positive, healthy activities and exercise rather than destructive behaviors and to exhibit new and increased skills in a wide range of areas.