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The CanTeen is a place where teens connect with friends, have fun, and grab a bite to eat. Everyone is welcome.

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May 9th

Community Garage Sale

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July 13th!

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25th Anniversary Event

June 27th 4pm-7pm


Come Say Hello!

The CanTeen provides teens between 8th and 12th grade a safe place to hang out after school! The CanTeen is a place where teens connect with friends, have fun, and grab a bite to eat. Everyone is welcome. Stop by and discover for yourself what The Canteen is all about!

A Welcoming Environment!

The Canteen is a safe after school hangout that is welcoming to everyone!

A Fun Place to Hangout!

Come connect with friends, shoot some pool, or play some basketball!

Nobody Goes Hungry Here!

Stop in after school and grab a snack. You always have a seat at our table!

Discover For Yourself What The CanTeen is All About!

You Can Help The CanTeen!

Donate to TheCanTeen using the donate button below to help us reach our fundraising goals! You can also use the wish list buttons to help The CanTeen stock up on supplies, replace and replenish items that we use, and get new things for our participants.

Thank You to All Our Supporters!

People Are Saying Great Things!

The CanTeen is a safe home away from home. It provides my children opportunities to participate in after school activities until I get out of work in the early evening. At The CanTeen my children get to volunteer in the community, make new friends, and learn important life lessons while being introduced to new and fun experiences.

Bobbi Jo, Parent of 2 Participants

The CanTeen is a place of friendship. When you come here you can be who you are and make new friends.

Aidan, 9th Grade Participant

I can’t say enough great things about The CanTeen. My kids have made so many friends; they always feel welcome and safe. At The CanTeen, I know my kids can always grab a bite to eat after school. If they have a problem or need someone to talk to there is always a trusted compassionate adult available to listen. We are truly fortunate to have this organization staffed by wonderful people.

Shelly, Parent of 2 Participants

Get Involved!

Research has shown it takes the support of fives adults (outside of their family) to nurture a young person into a healthy productive adult.

For more information about volunteer opportunities with The CanTeen of Central New York click the “Get Involved” button below or contact The CanTeen.

Celebrating 25 Years of Building Relationships!