The objective of Trackside Teen Center is to promote healthy age-appropriate development for teens and pre-teens in Wilton. This is achieved by providing an environment designed to develop positive social skills and social competence, foster moral development, and enhance self-esteem - all of which are related to reduced risk-taking behavior, academic success, and healthy interpersonal relationships.
Acting as a hub within the community of teen activity - designed by teens and for teens - Trackside provides ample opportunity for teens to engage in healthy alternative activities. From open hours and afterschool activities to weekend events, Trackside supports Wilton teens in developmental tasks by providing them a place within the community, other than home and school, where they can be involved in healthy socialization and gain experience in participating as a citizen in a productive manner.
Trackside is a venue that stands against the illegal use of alcohol and illicit drugs and seeks to be an arena that advocates and advances the efforts of the community to reduce teens' participation in such activities. Trackside exists as a safe zone where teens can build social relationships and have fun in a safe, alcohol and drug free environment
Trackside is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. While the town of Wilton covers a portion of staffing costs, Trackside must raise money to fund the balance of these costs as well as 100% of annual operating expenses, regular maintenance, facility upgrades and programming designed to reach out and appeal to a broad cross-section of teenagers.
2019 Board of Directors
Board President ARTIE DIROCCO
Treasurer BUD BOUCHER
Board Directors FORREST CLOSE CHRIS GARDNER MEREDITH GILMOR MARA LAMANNA ANN MITRIONE TARA PAGANO JOE POLITO JR SHERMAN GREGORY SOMMERS
Trackside, the Teen Center of Wilton is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing the youth of Wilton with a safe and supervised drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free gathering place to build self esteem and develop healthy relationships after school and on weekends. To make a tax deductible donation or volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org