Thursday, January 7, 2021

B.L.O.C.K. offers teen programs for Canton youth

Online interactive activities are now available for ages 11-17 through The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center virtual afterschool program called The B.L.O.C.K. and Beyond. 

Participants can choose from a number of classes including: art lessons, cooking classes, science experiments, tutoring, social hours, and others. Parents can purchase a membership that provides unlimited access to session classes or just pay a drop-in fee. The next session is scheduled for Jan. 4 through March 31. Visit for program schedules and times. 

“The BLOCK and Beyond offers a unique opportunity for participants to take part in these creative online classes,” stated Laura Mortier, The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center supervisor. “All of these classes are held via Zoom give students a chance to challenge themselves and lift their spirits.”

These extracurricular group sessions take place once a week for one-hour over a 10-week session. Students will be able to learn new skills, socialize with peers, and create bonds in this fun and nurturing online environment, officials said. 

Parents are encouraged to ignite their children's creativity and register online for The B.L.O.C.K. and Beyond at for these classes designed specifically for teens. Drop-in sessions are also available.  

The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center, located on the third floor of the Canton Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center Road in Canton, provides a  teen-friendly environment where students from ages 11-17 can participate in supervised afterschool programs, social events, and activities. For more information about The B.L.O.C.K. and Beyond virtual classes and The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center, visit or call (734) 398-5570.