The REC Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op) offers teens ages 12-18 a safe and welcoming environment to socialize with friends after school and get connected with positive activities and educational opportunities in the southern Kenai Peninsula.
Open 5 days a week after school and in summers, the REC Room is a space for all teens, with LGBTQIA+ positive community building and trauma-informed programs and services that are respectful of cultural diversity. Here, youth can stop by, have a snack, hang out, chat with a supportive adult, and learn about fostering healthy relationships, making healthy choices, and access information about resources, activities, and programs available in the community.
A Youth Program staff member is available at all times to support teens sorting through problems or help them to address urgent issues like mental health or need for resources.
A Place to Connect
The REC Room is the area’s only teen drop-in center, providing a safe afterschool space with free snacks and resources like wi-fi, movies, computers, games, art supplies, instruments, personal care supplies, clothing, and a lending library.
Free ongoing programs include both structured and unstructured rotating activities run by staff and community mentors such as cooking classes, garden club, music, and digital production, art and crafting, poetry workshops, computer programming instruction, and facilitated discussions about safe & healthy relationships, mental health, and intentional community.
Homer Peer Educators
Check out KBFPC’s Homer Peer Educators – local teens based at the REC Room who provide comprehensive, evidence-informed sexual health and wellness lessons in an inclusive and empowering environment.