Teens-B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center

The B.L.O.C.K. (Building Leaders Out of Canton's Kids) is a hip 3,000 square foot, state of the art youth and teen center. Since 2001, the B.L.O.C.K. has provides after school and youth development programs for thousands of teens in the community. The center offers a safe, supervised and social setting for teens ages 11-17. To learn more about the B.L.O.C.K.'s programming, or to schedule a tour, please call 734/398-5570 or email.

Required Forms for Participation

An Emergency Contact Form and Behavior Contract must be filled out to attend any programs at the B.L.O.C.K.

  • Emergency Contact Form (PDF) | (HTML)
  • Behavior Contract (PDF) | (HTML)
  • If you would like the forms made available to you in an alternative format (email, large print, audible, braille, or other), please contact the Recreation Supervisor at 734/394-5460 or by email.
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  1. About Us
  2. Amenities
  3. After School Programs
  4. Teen Night Out
  5. Daily Classes
  6. Summer Camp
  7. Outreach Program
  8. Lead #LikeAGirl
  9. Be A #ModelMan
  10. Incentive Program
  11. Testimonials
  12. Meet the Staff
  13. How Can I Help?

About The B.L.O.C.K.

Mission Statement

BLOCK participants playing basketball at the SummitAt the B.L.O.C.K., we are dedicated to providing a safe, exciting and positive environment for all our participants to utilize and enjoy. The B.L.O.C.K. staff is trained to use good sense and moral character in order to be strong role models for all participants. We combine activities at the B.L.O.C.K. and other Canton Leisure Services facilities to make our facility relevant to teenagers.

Objectives

  1. Provide a safe, fun, recreational and caring environment.
  2. Promote physical, mental health and social well-being.
  3. Build a strong sense of community by protecting and improving the environment.
  4. Help recognize and reinforce the importance of empathy, kindness, and respect.
  5. Provide an outlet for exciting new experiences and opportunities.
  6. Utilize user feedback to improve programs and facilities.

Population

Canton teens between the ages of 11-17 are the target demographic. The facility serves a diverse group of teens from different school and school districts.

Canton's Youth Advisory Council (Y.A.C.)

Canton Township Youth Advisory Council YAC

The Y.A.C. continues to assert itself as an influential group of high school students who truly make a difference in their community. Members participate in community service projects, lead special events, participate in local decision making, and award annual grants to organizations that benefit Canton Youth.

Members are selected via an application process. Applications are accepted annually each school year. Click here for the application (due September 27, 2019) If you are a student in grades 9-12 who lives in Canton, and are interested in getting involved with this dynamic group, call the B.L.O.C.K. at 734/398-5570.

Youth Advisory Council Purpose

Canton Township Leisure Services has identified Youth Development as a priority in the Canton Community. The Youth Advisory Council, through interaction with the community, philanthropy, and the Community Foundation will provide the Recreation Specialist (youth) input and guidance as Canton Leisure Services strives to enhance a sense of community among youth through empowerment and the education regarding the responsibility youth have to their community.

Inclement Weather Policy: If the Plymouth/Canton School District closes due to inclement weather during the school year (typically due to winter weather conditions), all Leisure Services Department programs/classes held prior to 4 pm will be canceled. For Leisure Services programs/classes that begin after 4 pm a determination to cancel will be made no later than 2 pm that day.