Edgies Teen Center
In our early childhood and afterschool programs and camps, young people find a nurturing place where they can visualize a bright future for themselves as they learn, explore, and grow.
Since 2005, the Teen Center at Manny Cantor Center (known affectionately as “Edgies Teen Center” or “Edgies” for short) has provided a variety of activities for youth who live near or go to school on the Lower East Side in a healthy, safe, and fun environment. Activities include cooking and nutrition classes, sports, College Prep, and discussion groups — all free of charge to members.
Our dedicated staff motivates members to develop new skills and interests, improve their grades and academic achievement, and reach higher in planning their futures. As a result, many of our teens are achieving today more than they ever thought possible.