The CanTeen is open for business at our new home: 6046 Route 31, Cicero, NY.
The CanTeen is a Teen Center for youth between the grades of 8 th – 12 th grade. The CanTeen is an after school program for teens to hang out at. If you like to shoot pool, play ping pong, play foose ball, like board games, want to hang out with your friends, shoot basketball, sit on the picnic tables, or watch a movie. If you like donuts, mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, kool aid, dinners...
Then The CanTeen is a place you should check out and see if you would enjoy.
All that we ask is that you come to the CanTeen once... check it out and see if you like it.
Please do not form your opinions about The CanTeen from others, see for yourself what it is like.
After School Hours:
Monday: 2:00 - 7:00
Tuesday: 2:00 - 8:00
Wednesday: 2:00 - 7:00
Thursday: 2:00 - 8:00
The CanTeen is CLOSED on days when school or after school activities are canceled due to inclement weather.
You can catch a sports shuttle bus after school from the Junior High to CNS.
From CNS, students must walk over to the CanTeen.
There are no buses home!
You do need to live in the North Syracuse School District to use the busing but not to come to The CanTeen.
Please clean-up after yourself.
That means cleaning your dishes and throwing away your garbage.
Please watch your language.
That means no swearing and to be mindful of how you talk to and about people.
Please no purple, dark red dark blue.
Girl are red, Boys are blue... that means, you are not allowed to kiss others, hug for too long of a time and you are not allowed to show any Public Displays of Affection (PDA). You are allowed to hold hands and be in a relationship, if you choose to be.
Also, please respect personal and public property and The CanTeen's alcohol and drug free environment.
*If you choose to disregard these expectations you will be held accountable for your actions by The CanTeen staff or volunteers and may be asked to take a “vacation” away from The CanTeen.
If you are interested in volunteering your time to better your community, we have many opportunities for you. Even if you just need to get your P.I.G. hours done, we can still help. The CanTeen goes to the North Area Meals on Wheels each month to help make desserts for people who need their meals delivered daily. The CanTeen has a Spaghetti Dinner two times a year and we also help at gift wrapping at the Great Northern Mall in November and December. The CanTeen also hosts the Children's Activity Areas, or "Fun Zones," for the local festivals in the Spring and early Summer.
New York State Health Department:
A staff person from the New York State Health Department comes to the center once per month. A rapid response HIV/AIDS test can be done upon request. Any health related questions or concerns can be discussed in a confidential place away from the rest of the center.