House of Teens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Many high school girls call YWCA New Britain's House of Teens (H.O.T) their “home away from home.” At the H.O.T., we offer teens a comfortable, safe, and positive place to call their own.  H.O.T. is an afterschool program designed for high school girls ages 13 to 19 that offers teens a variety of activities focused on enhancing healthy lifestyles.  The program is dedicated to helping teen girls accomplish their personal goals and gain the confidence and independence they need be future leaders. The H.O.T. is open Monday - Friday from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fun teen-choice activities
  • Access to the fitness facility, individual workout plans, group exercise classes, and pedometer challenges
  • Ability to recover health or physical education credits or work toward volunteer hours
  • Dance and gymnastics instruction
  • Complete your capstone project by helping with advocacy projects about issues important to teens
  • Teen talks, team building, cooking, and stress management
  • Monthly trips
  • Monthly late-night Fridays
To get started with the H.O.T., download a membership application here.  For more information on the H.O.T. program, contact Mallory Deprey at 860-225-4681 x292 or  


If there is anything we know about Chantel Blake, it’s that when she sets her mind to something, she won’t stop until she gets it done.

Chantel was first introduced to YWCA New Britain through our STRIVE afterschool program for middle school girls.  When she headed off to high school, she looked for something to do or a place to go after school.  She didn’t find many options for teens in New Britain, so she decided to take matters into her own hands.  Read more.

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