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TEEN PROGRAMS @ THE LOFT   
Listed below are the Teen programs taking place in the next 60 days at ImaginOn. In some cases pre-registration is required in order to attend. Information about Children's Theatre Programs for Teens is available on the Children's Theatre website.


Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Lilly is a mouse who knows what she likes. She likes her pointy pencils, her glittery movie-star glasses and her three shiny quarters. But most of all, Lilly likes her brand new purple plastic purse!
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Community Service Project: Crocheting
Join staff and learn the skill of crocheting to be completed as a community service project.
Stump The Staff: Taboo
Play this word guessing game with your team and try to guess before the timer runs out.
Guy Talk
Join us for a guys only discussion where we chat about issues facing male teens today.
Throwback Thursday Movie: Lean On Me
The true story of dedicated, but tyrannical Joe Clark who is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.
Robotics Club
Work alongside The YETI Robotics Team as they assist you each week with a different activity dealing with robots and robotics.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Learn, Quest, Play: Pick Your Own Game
Enjoy a board or card game in The Loft teen area with friends and staff.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Make It Mondays: Magazine Wall Art
Cut and fold pictures from magazines into figures you can hang on your wall.
Love Letters to Ourselves
Join staff for this teen dating violence awareness program to help with self esteem and confidence.
Professional Development: Mock 1-on-1 Interviews
Have 1 on 1 mock interview sessions with a staff member and get feedback and pointers on how to improve your interview skills.
Throwback Thursday Movie: Pride
The true story of Jim Ellis who starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.
Young Engineers of Today
Teen girls interested in computer programming and engineering. A different activity will be held each time.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Learn, Quest, Play: Giant Chess
Come play giant chess with your friends in The Loft, improve your reasoning skills, and give your brain a workout.
Presidential Button Making
Create a button in recognition of Presidents Day.
Stump The Staff: Heads Up Charades
Act out the topic or words given for your teammate to guess in this fun and hilarious game!
Professional Development: The Power of Dignity and Pride
This session will focus on the power of dignity, pride, and how they have a positive effect on you landing that potential new job. Facilitated by The Teen Loft’s own AJ!
Cultural Exploration Presents: The Cotton Club
Join us as we celebrate Black History Month through the arts by focusing on the Harlem Renaissance and the legendary Cotton Club! This event will feature performances by talented teens and is sure to be an entertaining evening for all.
Throwback Thursday Movie: Major Payne
Major Benson Payne has been discharged from the Marines and is sent to a military school to assist young men with a JROTC competition and their lives.
Learn, Quest, Play: NFL Madden Tournament
Compete against each other in this fast paced football video game
Make It Mondays: Magazine Picture Frame
Create a picture frame from magazine photos and insert a picture of yourself to hang on display in ImaginOn
Stump The Staff: Scattergories
Win points by writing down words that start with the random letter chosen from a roll of the dice. Play against staff and try to beat them.
Kitchen Chemistry: Chocolate Cookie in a Cup
Make delicious cookies in a cup and enjoy them with your friends
Throwback Thursday Movie: The Last Dragon
A young man searches for the “master” in order to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Little does he know that what he is in search of is inside him all along.
Jackie & Me
Ten-year-old Joey Stoshack has a special talent for time travel; so when he gets an assignment to write a report on a role model, he uses his powers to travel back to 1947 and meet the legendary Jackie Robinson.
*** This program has multiple listings ***
Film: "42"
Watch the film "42," featuring the story of Jackie Robinson - from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Rated PG-13.
The Fast Track: Trade School Fair
Come explore the programs offered at the various trade schools in the Charlotte area. This event is perfect for teens and young adults thinking about taking that next step to acquire job-specific training and kick start a career.
Interrupting Vanessa
Ten-year old Vanessa, a collector of stuff - keys, string, broken flashlights, wires - forms an unlikely friendship with Timmy Fibbins, & gradually, these classmates discover that courage, self-reliance & a generous dose of humor can create a bond.
*** This program has multiple listings ***

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