North Tonawanda Youth Center

K-6 Grade Hours

Tuesdays-Thursdays: 4:30-6:30 PM

Fridays:  4:30-6:30 PM

Saturdays:  12:00-4:00 PM


6-12 Grade Hours

*Grade 6 can now stay full duration

Tuesdays-Thursdays: 6:30-8:30 PM

Fridays:  6:30-9:00 PM

Saturdays:  4:00-9:00 PM



The North Tonawanda Youth Center is a branch of the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks Department, which is a municipal organization funded on a city and state level.

Located in The Hope Center at 383 Vandervoort Street, the Youth Center welcomes youth grades K-12 to participate in programming.

There is no fee to participate or attend; however all participants must be registered for their free Youth Center Membership  

All staff members are first aid certified and every room is monitored at all times by these workers.  

The youth center is only for residents of North Tonawanda.   


Come and hang out!

Something for everyone!

Each and everyday youth can participate in what we consider "open" programming, which refers to activities that are open to participate in at anytime on an any day.  

These programs include:
  • Daily arts & crafts
  • Air hockey, billiards, foosball, ping pong
  • Video games (PS3, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii,) 
  • Open gym
  • Streaming Apps TV (Sabres games, TV shows, Disney movies etc.)
  • Computer lab (internet, music, homework etc.)
  • Tutoring

Come and get involved!

A variety of special interest programs and clubs are also offered throughout the year.

  Though free, these programs often require registration due to the limited amount of participants that the program can handle.

  These programs include:
  • Dance Team
  • Chess Club
  • Sign Language Classes
  • STEAM Club
  • Cooking classes
  • Peer Tutoring
  • And more...

Browse the website for information on current programs offered. 

New programs are also made available throughout the year so be sure to always check back or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated.

Come experience fun!

Our "special" programs refer to activities that are scheduled randomly through the week at designated times and days.  

  • Check our calendar of events or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay updated on what's coming up.

Our special programs include:

Movie Nights
Holiday Parties (Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc.)
Weekly contests and tournaments
Organized athletic activities (Sport of the Day, sport tournaments, etc.)
                                                                 Game show simulations
                                                                 Karaoke and more...

Have questions?

For answers to your questions regarding our programming, check out our FAQ page.  If your question still hasn't been answered please feel free to contact us:

695-8520 ext. 5510   Michelle Bernas (Youth Programming Supervisor)


Other notable contacts:
695-8520 ext. 5500   Alex Domaradzki (Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation)
695-8520 ext. 5508   Pam Hogan  (Recreation/Senior Coordinator)