The Pratt Teen Center is celebrating 10 years of providing a place for young people a safe place to gather with their friends. The Pratt Teen Center Booster Club is holding its annual drive, through Dec. 31, so the center can continue to serve area students and their families.


The Pratt Teen Center is celebrating 10 years of providing a place for young people a safe place to gather with their friends. The Pratt Teen Center Booster Club is holding its annual drive, through Dec. 31, so the center can continue to serve area students and their families.

Tax-deductible donations may be sent to P.O. Box 98, Pratt, KS 67124. Several levels of donations, along with membership in the Booster Club for the 2011/2012 year are available.

Red: $10-24

White: $25-49

Blue: $50-99

Bronze: $100-149

Silver: $150-249

Gold: $250 and up

The center also welcomes volunteers to help with supervision and planning of activities.

Students can hang out every afternoon after school, get a snack, watch TV, play Wii, computer games, billiards or foosball. Some use the time to do their homework.

The number after school is small, especially during the winter when a lot of middle school students are involved in basketball, but it’s an important service for those who come, according to Director Kim Evert.

Weekend activities, held separately for middle and high school students, include dances, dance competitions, Minute to Win It activities, movies, Twister Night and Taco Nights. Those activities continue to attract good numbers, according to Evert.

Pratt Teen Development, Inc. owns the building at 408 S. Main and recovers some of the operating costs by renting it to Arrowhead West during weekdays and also for private parties in the evenings and on weekends when activities are not scheduled.