The Teen Venture Center is located in Richlands, Virginia, and serves youth in Tazewell, Russell, and Buchanan counties.
Teen Venture is a 501 (C)(3) charitable organization that was incorporated in 2001 by a group of business, educators, ministers, and elected officials in an effort to break the cycle of alarming school dropout rates, alcohol and drug abuse, and the lack of youth involvement within the community.
We are chartered through the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Venturing and Post programs, for the benefit of programming, youth accident insurance for our activities and youth protection training for our volunteers for which we pay annual membership dues, per youth and per adult volunteer members in addition to a charter fee. Teen Venture receives NO financial assistance from the BSA.
Our membership includes students who are in sixth-grade through age twenty and who are enrolled in middle school, high school, or college. For our older members who choose not to attend college, we require them to be employed by a local business, so they are learning a skill and are contributing to our society is some way.
What We Offer
A fully implemented, thirty foot rock climbing wall complete with safety equipment where our volunteers can teach our youth how to climb, repel and excel through four different difficulties of climbing regiments.
The center features a 5200 sq. ft. indoor skate park with graduated beginner to advanced level elements for skate board, inline skate and BMX bikes which includes several vert ramps.
A control booth featuring 3 monitors, 2 computers,a mixing station, two amps and four microphones for remote radio broadcasting and student D.J. crew production.
A full music production studio with 4 amps,a drum kit, 2 keyboards, 8 microphone outputs and an apple computer equip with software to allow you to create a digital copy of anything you create live.
The Art studio includes a pottery wheel, full sized kiln and an array of equipment to turn any idea you have into a reality to share with your friends, family and peers. Draw, paint, craft and design all in one place!
Our volunteers are an instrumental part of our youth's future.
Through programs of art, rock climbing, skate tutorial and computer programing our volunteers create an environment of formal growth and dynamic experience that most youth in a small region never get subjected to.
Be the positive influence a child might need in their lives, become a volunteer!
Tel. (276) 345-9169
217 Railroad Ave
Richlands, Virginia 24641
Monday - Thur 3:30 - 8:00
Friday - 3:30 - 6:00