Canton plans block party to alert parents to safe afterschool program

The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center gives families in Canton a supervised place for teens to go


CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Canton Township leaders want residents to know there is a safe place for their children to hang out.

The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center is holding its first Block Party Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.   The youth program offers a fun, teen-friendly environment where students from ages 11-17 can be a part of supervised afterschool programs, social events, and activities.

The party will be held outdoors in the parking lot behind the Canton Administration Building.  There will be field day activities, pick-up basketball games, bounce house, cupcake decorating and karaoke.

"We're excited to throw our first outdoor 'B.L.O.C.K. Party,' which will feature an evening of fun activities for the entire family,"  said Laura Mortier, Recreation Specialist.  "Plus, we'll be opening up our Teen Center for tours and we will also have activities in every room that should appeal to the whole family."

Teens and their families are encouraged to attends and tour the B.L.O.C.K. Center to see what they offer including foosball, video games, computer lab with internet, The B.L.O.C.K. café, lounge, quiet study room, pool table, and much more.

Pizza, pop, chips and veggies will be provided.

The event is weather-permitting.   If there are weather concerns, can call 734-398-5570 to confirm if event will be held.

The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center, located on the third floor of the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road.

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