The YMCA, Changing Lives for the Better

Teen Center


FREE to any teen in 8th-12th grades.

Location: 1105 King St. 
(adjacent to YMCA-La Crosse parking lot)

Phone: 608-782-9622 option 2 x263


Monday-Friday 3-9pm

Saturday 1-5pm


Monday-Friday 1-9pm

Saturday 12-4pm

Fee: Free - no YMCA membership required.

The YMCA Community Teen Center is a safe, tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free drop-in center for teens in the 8th-12th grades. The Center offers free activities that are engaging, attractive to young people and make use of their talents, energy, and creativity. The Center offers skill-building and recreational opportunities and is staffed by positive, caring adults who are trained to work with adolescents. Stop by to be a part of it!

Why should teens stop in?

  • To be a part of something positive
  • To learn new skills
  • To develop leadership qualities
  • To express creativity through music or art
  • To make new friends
  • To learn social responsibility
  • To get help with homework
  • To enjoy and learn how to make a meal
  • To get volunteer experience
  • To have fun
  • It's FREE!

The Teen Center is run in partnership with Gundersen Health System Behavioral Health and receives generous support from the La Crosse Community Foundation, Gundersen Health System Medical Foundation and Kaitlin's Table and the Joe Was Just Joe Foundation.