All programs and activities for teen in Somerville, MA and surrounding areas.
Programs & Activities
Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Music
Arts at the Armory
The Center for Arts at the Armory (Arts at the Armory) is a non-profit organization located at 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts. Arts at the Armory resides in the historic Armory building, serving as a community arts center for the residents of Greater Somerville.
Free - Youth Arts Arise
Youth Arts Arise is a free arts education project for students ages 11 to 16. This program is a great after school opportunity to explore creativity in a wide range of artistic mediums. Program runs from 3:30pm - 5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mudflat is a clay studio for students and artists of all ages and levels in metro Boston. We offer a dynamic artistic community, featuring classes, workshops, outreach programming and events, plus a mix of studio rentals for 38 professional clay artists.
School of HONK
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE, at any age, to learn an instrument, or a rhythm, or a dance routine, or otherwise help us make music together. We value diversity, inclusion, egalitarianism and mutual love and respect, and we have mentors and players with all levels of experience, eager to help others learn to play too. Everyone is encouraged to find their own voice, and participate at whatever level is both comfortable and rewarding. And although playing music involves cooperation and some simple rules, unlike most other play, it is completely non-competitive and open to all. Want to learn trumpet? We’ll show you how to blow one note, then maybe you’ll play that note on every fourth beat. It’s a very important note in the song, and it’s easy to play, and the next thing you know, you’ve just taken your first steps to playing music with us.
Somerville Arts for Youth (SAY)
The Mission of SAY, Inc is to encourage the youth of Somerville, MA, to explore their social, academic, and leadership potential through training in the performing arts.
Through collaborations with our schools and community partners, we create opportunities for young people to engage with professional teaching artists, to experience theatre, music, and dance first hand, and to explore their potential through hands on training in performance and production.
Tufts Community Music Program
Since its opening in February of 2007, the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center has become a resource for the local community. In addition to the regular 150 plus concerts and events presented in the center's Distler Performance Hall and Fisher Performance Room (which are all open to the public to attend), Tufts Music also offers a wide range of other community music programs. These include: Saturday music classes for children and teenagers, the Tufts Youth Philharmonic on Friday afternoons, weekday evening classes and ensembles for adults, a two week summer music program for children ages 7-12, a special Sundays at Tufts Community Concert series with a rotating slate of artist and music genres, and Saturday Family and Children's Concerts.
Sports, Fitness and Recreation
See Somerville Recreation Department and Somerville YMCA
Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is a new type of community space, inspired by the incredible people drawn together by climbing. The climbing community is active, inclusive and engaged. Our space is expressly designed to harness this energy.
New climbers, hardcore climbers, fitness buffs, zen-fueled yogis, creatives, and entrepreneurs — our space was built with you in mind. Come experience work, life and play all under one roof.
Esh Circus Arts
Want to learn to fly? Want some excitement in your fitness routine? Just want to have fun? Circus classes at Esh focus on building strength and confidence, developing body awareness, and learning to move and think creatively while maintaining an emphasis on proper technique and injury prevention. Our small classes allow students of all levels to learn at their own pace, with movements tailored to each student's skill, fitness, and flexibility level.
Kennedy Pool is an indoor, year-round pool at the Kennedy School run by Somerville Public Schools. It offers swimming classes for infants through teens and specific lap swim times.
The OPENAIR Circus is a Somerville based non-profit organization, offering classes for children in the summer, workshops for children and adults, and performance opportunities for its students. As a community based organization, the OPENAIR Circus works to encourage neighborhood participation in the arts, and to promote leadership and self-esteem for children and teens.
Somerville Recreation Department
Somerville Recreation Department offers a range of activities for students of all ages. From Sprout sports for preschoolers, to ice skating, basketball and flag football, check out their website and updated guide for more information.
Somerville Road Runners
SRR Kids is a FREE community-based non-competitive youth running program for kids. The emphasis of this program is on participation, developing a healthy lifestyle, and having FUN!
Somerville Youth Softball Organization is dedicated to providing a positive learning environment for girls to learn fundamental softball skills, become great teammates and have fun learning and playing the game of softball.
The Somerville YMCA hosts various fitness facilities and offers a variety of camps, programs, and activities for children year-round. As well as swimming, the YMCA offers indoors soccer, basketball, karate and gymnastics for different age groups.
101 Highland Ave., Somerville MA 02143
Somerville Youth Soccer League
The objective of the SYSL is to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in the sport of soccer as part of an organization comprising players, parents, volunteers and corporate sponsors. The SYSL is devoted to providing training in the rules and regulations of the sport, encouraging the development of individual skills, promoting physical fitness, and fostering teamwork and fair play.
See Kennedy Pool and Somerville YMCA
Local Clubs and Activities
Directory of Somerville High School Clubs
Somerville High School has a club for everyone! From Frisbee to History, from Debate to Robotics you're sure to find something you'll enjoy! Look out for the Club Fair that takes place in the first two weeks of each school year.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass
We’re Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts―50,000 strong, with 35,000 girls and 15,000 volunteers in 178 communities in eastern Massachusetts. We’re here to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts is the premier leadership program for girls, letting the girls themselves determine how they will spend their time and the impact they can make in their community and the larger world.
The Welcome Project
The Welcome Project provides many classes, activities, and programs for both children and adults throughout the local community.
530 Mystic Avenue, #111 Somerville MA 02145
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Fabville is a fabrication space within Somerville High School aiming to complement the collection of professional, semi-professional, and artist-focused spaces already available in and around Somerville. With a focus on education, design, and entrepreneurship, the Somerville Fab Lab is focused on engaging people in the creative process of design and prototyping, using its tools and resources to support, rather than drive, that creative process.
Somerville Media Center Makerspace Mondays
Makerspace Mondays is a drop-in media maker lab in which youth will be trained on our studio equipment through structured workshops at the beginning of the year, which will gradually become more youth-driven. Once youth have displayed competency with our equipment, they will then be able to work on their own individual or collaborative passion projects with staff support. Cost is $65 for the whole year,
Somerville Media Center Workshop Wednesdays
Workshop Wednesday are 6 week classes for youth who want to learn to make their own original media including memes and GIFs, audio production, stop motion animation and more.
Science Club for Girls
Since its founding in 1994, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has provided the very best in girls-specific programming by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment
The Flagship Clubhouse at the Museum of Science
We are a free program for Boston-area youth ages 10-18. Our drop-in format allows Members the flexibility to pursue their own work in a way that matches their schedules.