SODAT of New Jersey, Inc.                                     (Services to Overcome Drug Abuse Among Teenagers) 

                                                                            

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 Located on the Lower Level of the
Deptford Mall
 Open 

Monday to Friday:  3:30 PM  - 9:00 PM

 

 

Teen Center History:

At SODAT's 1992 Prevention Youth Conference, Gloucester County teens developed a county plan which included a county-wide teen center.

The county plans were to identify and address the most crucial problems facing the youth of their communities. These teens believed a center which would provide alcohol and other drug education, recreational, and social activities would be the ideal way to address adolescent issues and problems in their county. The center would also provide a place where they can just be themselves - a place where they will not be judged or criticized, a "safe" place.

After the conference, the youth continued to work on this project, and because of their commitment, SODAT was able to receive money from United Way's Ron Jaworski Venture Grant and matching funds. The support received from local businesses, civic leaders and organizations was instrumental in acquiring the facility where these programs can be implemented.

With the help of these dedicated people and the teens of Gloucester County, a dream that began in February of 1992 has come to fruition. SODAT's Teen Center is located on the first floor of the Deptford Mall, 300 North Almonesson Rd. Deptford, New Jersey.

                                                            

About the Teen Center:
 
The Teen Center is a very relaxed, home like setting.  It is manned by the coordinator and a prevention specialist.  On a daily basis teens can come to the center for information and resources on common teenage issues and concerns.    Here teens learn to care about themselves, others and the community.  Teens attending the center are presented with variety of speakers such as, recovering addicts, a Holocaust survivor, volunteer firefighters and a business manager to name a few.  We offer creative outlets such as arts and crafts, poetry reading, singing and just plain old talking.  Video games, board games, books and movies are available if teens want to relax and have fun.  Snacks and juice are available to the all participants.  We also give teens  t he opportunity to take part in community service activities such as environmental clean ups, food collection drives, making cards for hospice patients and others, collecting donations for the troops, etc... 
 
 
 
Here's what some of our regulars have to say about the Teen Center:

"I feel accepted for who I am." ~Rachel
"I feel safe and secure." ~ Anne
"It's somewhere to let off steam, to chill and meet new people." ~Eric

                                                                    

Notice

SODAT has been honored to receive from

Commerce Bank a donation of $500.00  to our Teen Center for the purchase of new furniture

and

The Ronald McDonald Foundation has donated $6,000.00 for the purchase of furniture, recreation equipment and games for the new teen center in our Bridgeton Office.

 

      WEEKLY ACTIVITIES Include:

                   Discussion & Debate      

              Teens share ideas on relevant issues in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

                    Anger Management

Seven week course that introduces anger control strategies.

         Creative Minds

A variety of artistic mediums are explored.  Teens are able to showcase various talents.

        The Real World

 Workshops & guest speakers are utilized to expose teens to life skills.

               Get Involved Night

 Teens enjoy music, movies, games and snacks.  They have fun with friends while making a difference in the community!

 

Homework Help & Tutoring are available every afternoon!

The Teen Center is a drug-free environment that is open to ALL teens.

All activities are FREE!

 

For more information on SODAT's Teen Center or to volunteer your services, please give us a call at 856-845-0552 or e-mail us at teencenter@sodat.org . 

 

SODAT Teen Center

Deptford Mall

Deptford Mall, 300 North Almonesson Rd. Deptford, New Jersey 08096

 
 

SODAT

A United Way Member Agency

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

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