TEEN CENTER OF WILTON INC

For Teens, By Teens

aka Trackside   |   Wilton, CT   |  www.trackside.org

Mission

Trackside, the Teen Center of Wilton, is a safe and supervised alcohol, tobacco and drug-free gathering place where the youth of Wilton can socialize, build self esteem and develop healthy relationships after school and on weekends.

Ruling year info

2002

Director of Development & Operations

Cindy Moser

Director of Programming

Dr. John E Priest

Main address

15 Station Rd

Wilton, CT 06897 USA

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EIN

10-0000069

NTEE code info

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Live Girl! Confidence Club

Confidence Club is a facilitated discussion group that creates a BRAVE SPACE for girls. Confidence Club provides girls with a positive adult role model and creates a safe space for girls to develop self-esteem and social emotional intelligence.

LiveGirl allows girls to foster connections and develop social emotional intelligence and resiliency which are more important during this pandemic. A racial justice unit has also been added to this curriculum.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents
Preteen girls

This personalized art club for students interested in exploring a wide variety of art media, materials and techniques. Come build your passion and learn new techniques!

Perfect for Artists, Budding Artist and Struggling Artists too!

Population(s) Served

Open to both MS and HS students, including an experienced 8th Grade+ session, Trackside's D&D Club is led by a Dungeon Masters Fanelli and Traub . The club will be split into groups of 3-6 based on experience and will meet weekly to learn and develop their D&D skills and knowledge, diving deeper and deeper into the game.

D&D is hugely popular on college campuses and in social circles young and old... this is definitely a life long game to be played and loved!

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Preteens
Adolescents

Led by High School runners. Students will be led in stretching exercises, running games, and runs on the Norwalk River Valley Trail near Trackside. This is a wonderful way to stay active and be out in nature. No prior running experience is necessary.
Runs will occur on local trails, sidewalks and fields, no further than 1 mile from Trackside.

Population(s) Served

Come join our Wilton high School student coaches for this challenging and fun club.
Quiz Bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge. ​Meetings will take place both live and virtually on Wednesdays and Fridays. Our goal is to have our student team participate in area NAQT competitions!

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens

High School improv comics mentor younger teens in the art of improv and work with them to develop skills and practice performance in this exciting and fun filled comedy field.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Adolescents

Open to all Middle School and High School Gamers, come out and enjoy playing Trackside's top games on Nintendo Switch, Wii and PS4 (No VR) each Friday Afternoon. Learn and challenge our High School Mentors and compete in tournaments (included in fee) throughout the program session for bragging rights and prizes!

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens

Join Trackside's Teen Baker Abbe as she shares her passion for tasty baked treats! Along with her culinary companion Jordan, kids will learn how to bake unique cookie recipes, molten lava cakes and much more! Abbe teaches kids not only how to bake but how it works... science AND food! You can't beat that!

Cooking with a kick! Kids will learn how to make real meals! Mini meatloaves, quiches and calzones are just some of the tasty fare coming out of the kitchen. Popular teen leaders Jordan and Abbe will take kids on a culinary adventure with fresh herbs and produce. Techniques like cutting up an onion without the tears will be covered. After this class kids won't be asking Mom "what's for dinner" they will be making it!

This is the one time you won’t get in trouble for “playing with your food"!

Population(s) Served

Trackside is, once again, happy to provide this unique opportunity for kids to come together in a low-key, comfortable environment and VENT! These are "guided" conversations, co-facilitated by teens which will allow kids the chance to kvetch, complain, pontificate.... VENT about whatever issues they are having, big or small. You have the option of signing up for ALL dates or one at a time.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Adolescents
Preteens

Where we work

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TEEN CENTER OF WILTON INC

Board of directors
as of 11/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Forrest Close

John Wyman

Lori Fields

Robert Lenihan

Merideth Gilmor

Sara Heath

Town of Wilton, Social Services

David Flynn

Kelly Magner

Donna Peterson

Olga Zargos-Traub

Gregory Sommer

Jordan Huff

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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