May 16, 2013

After 15 years, Westbrook teen center changes name

By Leslie Bridgers lbridgers@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

WESTBROOK — A Westbrook teen center marked its 15th anniversary Thursday by changing its name.

What was the Mission Possible Teen Center will now be called My Place Teen Center, according to a press release.

The teen center unveiled its new name and logo at an event Thursday afternoon at the center on Main Street. The logo includes a drawing of the distinct red doors at the entrance to the center.

The teen center opened in the Dana Warp Mill on May 16, 1998, and moved to its current location in 2004. The center provides a place for 10- to 18-year-olds to hang out after school, have dinner, get help with homework and participate in community service. It serves up to 70 kids per day.

"We chose My Place Teen Center in part because our teens often refer to the center as my place to chill, my place to be safe, my place to hang out with friends," said Executive Director Donna Dwyer, in a prepared statement.

Dwyer said the name change will help distinguish the teen center from the many other unaffiliated organizations with "mission possible" in their name.

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