C.O. Miller Teen Center


In this day and age, young people are often told to move on, get lost or go away.  At the Teen Center, the opposite is true! We want teenagers from across the county to be a part of what we do.  Young people are navigating a difficult bridge into adulthood, and we exist to help them get across safely.  Looking back from their post high school life, we want them to see a place where caring staff and purposeful programming helped them build character and become socially, physically and spiritually healthy.                                                



After School Program

Our YMCA will provide transortation for your children from school and bring them to the teen center to participate in many different activities, clubs, and homework assistance. Must have a minium of 8 students to transporate from a school.

YMCA Members: $18 per week

Community Participants: $24 per week

YMCA Members: $9.00 for 3-days

Community Participants: $12.00 for 3-days

Registration Fee: $25.00

We pick up students at Northview School

Free Teen Membership with monthly enrollment


Teen Center Afterschool Registration Forms.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 2:30-7:30pm


Address & Phone

Hickory, NC 28601
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Phone: 828.322.9284




the space we have

One of the most teen-friendly spaces in the entire Catawba Valley! Our 11,000 sq. ft. facility is a sight to behold:

  • Technology Lab
  • Carolyn’s Cafe
  • Ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, pool tables
  • Big Screen TV in lounge
  • Dance/Concert area w/ stage lights
  • Outdoor patio
  • Outdoor Basketball court
  • The entire facility is available to rent too!


The C.O. Miller Teen Center is available to rent for meetings, parties and events! Click here for the Teen Center Rental Agreement Form. For more information, please contact Alysse Dambach at 828-322-9284 or alyssed@ymcacv.org.