Dave and Toni Flood
Edgerton Teen Center
Dave Flood has been running the Edgerton Teen Center while working a full-time job. His family is now feeling led to trust God for their finances and to put all of his efforts into the Edgerton Teen Center exclusively.
The Edgerton Teen Center opened its doors to the Edgerton area back in April of 1993. Entry is FREE. The games are FREE. It expanded from the 1,000 square feet building at 212 W. Fulton St. location to a 5,000 square feet arena. After 17 years at that location it moved again back to Edgerton’s downtown. After purchasing and renovating a historic building from circa 1850’s it reopened with more opportunities where teens can experience positive and constructive activities. It has been and remains 100% volunteer staffed. No person has received financial compensation for his or her services. All monies raised go directly toward youth programs and building expenses and is Faith Based-Christian.
In 2006 it purchased forest laden property in the Ladysmith, WI area and established a teen adventure camp called Bear Claw Lodge. A team of adult and teen volunteers cleared land and constructed a 1,400 square feet lodge. Volunteers created:
With the move and new location, the teen center has created community activities as well. Here is a list of options.
- soap box derby is scheduled for each July During the after school program
- a machine shop
- wood shop
- engineering class
- other trade school electives
- PRO-Teen program is a hands on class where he or she works on projects immediately.
The teen center encourages the arts. Dramas, plays and skits are performed on the stage. Open Mic is every Friday and Saturday night. Teen bands perform monthly here and competitions are held-Battle of the Bands. During Open Mic, teens can showcase their talents and artistic expression. Many electric and acoustic guitars are available for free use every night. Included in the arts and entertainment arena are:
- bass guitars
The first Friday and First Saturday of every month holds 9-ball, and 8-ball pool tournaments. All the tournaments are free and trophies are awarded. Each December there is a grand championship tournament where the top four qualifiers shoot it out for the top prize–Grand Pool Champ for the year.