Teen Center with COVID protocol

Benicia Teen Center

BTC Summer Hours: BTC will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5, and occasionally on Fridays.

COVID Protocol

Complete this questionnaire on the same day you will be attending BTC, prior to coming: BTC COVID 19 Screening Questions

BTC Staff and teens will follow the following protocol in order to maintain safe conditions at the center:

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet at all times, both inside and out
  • Temperature will be taken upon entering BTC and hand sanitizer will be given
  • Anyone who is not feeling well is not permitted
  • Masks are required inside BTC, and encouraged when in backyard especially if physical distancing is not being adhered to
  • Frequent hand washing encouraged
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available and usage will be encouraged
  • BTC staff will frequently sanitize frequently touched surfaces
  • Outdoor activities will be encouraged
  • Staff will limit number of teens inside BTC
  • Single-serve food only
  • Signage will be throughout BTC with reminders to wash hands, social distance and to avoid touching one’s face

The Benicia Teen Center (BTC), powered by the Kyle Hyland Foundation for Teen Support, is located at 1135 Church Street. BTC, “your home away from home,” provides a place for ALL teens to hang out and enjoy themselves in a stress-free and creative environment. BTC is a drop-in center open to all Benicia residents or BUSD students 13 to 19 years old, and their guests. BTC is open every school day from Benicia High School’s dismissal until 5:30 pm, with extended hours for special events.

BTC is located in a 4 bedroom/2 bath house and has separate spaces for music (guitars, keyboard, DJ system, etc.), art, studying, movie watching, and mentoring/counseling. The large garage houses game tables (ping pong, pool and foosball) and video gaming. There is also a large backyard with a garden, patio, and basketball hoop and will be utilized for outdoor games and activities. Finally, there is a full kitchen offering a low-cost snack bar. Free WiFi and Chromebooks are available, and the Center is an ideal location for teens to work on group projects.

BTC will be offering other services/classes such as Teen Forums, cooking classes, cake decorating classes, career exploration workshops, tutoring, and much more! BTC is also an excellent location for BHS clubs to have meetings and events.

If you have any ideas or suggestions of classes or services for BTC please
contact the KHF at kylehylandfoundation@gmail.com.