The Talbot Teen Centre is a free, fun, safe inclusive and supportive resource and drop-in space for all youth aged 12 to 18 years of age in Elgin County. The TTC provides age appropriate programming for youth by youth recreation, leadership, arts and culture, education, prevention and awareness, and volunteering in an accessible environment. The TTC provides youth with opportunity to express themselves, as well as connect and become involved within their community and its resources. The Talbot Teen Centre supports youth in reaching their potential in becoming active and responsible participants in our community. To help achieve that we are partners with a number of key organizations throughout St. Thomas and Elgin such as the YWCA, CMHA, F&CS, Public Health and TVDSB to name a few. As a branch of local organization Employment Services Elgin, The TTC also provides youth with job promotion, resume building and will help youth in booking appointments with a job counsellor to assist them in their job search. In the centre you will also find a job board which has current jobs available in the city of St. Thomas. Youth at the Talbot Teen Centre have the opportunity daily to meet other youth who share the same and possibly new interests without having a fear of judgement or dismissal. With staff in the building at all times youth have an adult to support them and advocate for them when needed or to be an ear for the youth as a support and listen to them. The TTC is open throughout the work week from 230 and on, and offers a variety of programs such as healthy cooking, art club, game time, and many life skills activities on different nights.