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

Please Be advised that the B.L.O.C.k. Facility Is closed through December DUE TO COVID-19. Virtual and outdoor offerings Now Available.

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.


After much discussion and review, it has been decided that the BLOCK’s physical location will remain closed through the end of 2020. The safety of your children and our staff has, and will always remain our top priority. This decision has been made in order to serve a larger group of teens safely, through virtual and small-group physically distanced programming held outdoors.

BLOCK & Beyond is available as a membership option, which will offer families a variety of fun, safe, and physically-distanced program options in exclusively outdoor and virtual formats. There will be no transportation offered during session 1. If internet access will be a roadblock to your participation, please let us know! VISIT THE BLOCK & BEYOND TAB BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.


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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.

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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.


  • Provide an affordable, safe, supervised, fun, and nurturing environment through the B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center with a focus on after- and out-of-school hours.
  • B.L.O.C.K. administration, staff, programs, and operations will strive to honor diversity, equity, and inclusion in all practices.
  • Education, programs, resources, and partners will help foster knowledge and skill-building for lifelong social and mental health, as well as physical wellness.
  • The B.L.O.C.K. strives to help participants develop a strong sense of commitment to protecting and improving the environment and nature through environmentally conscious use of resources, intentional outdoor recreation and programming opportunities, and educational programs that focus on conservation and environmental sustainability.
  • Opportunities will help youth recognize and reinforce the importance of empathy, kindness, responsibility, and respect through a combination of community outreach, service projects, leadership, and mentoring programs.
  • B.L.O.C.K. administration and staff will serve as positive role models for participants, demonstrating good character, and ensuring an environment of safety and trust at all times.
  • The B.L.O.C.K. aims to support family and individual academic goals by providing quiet spaces for study, time for homework, and access to tutors as available.
  • Participants will be provided with ongoing opportunities to explore new and ongoing talents, hobbies, and interests through B.L.O.C.K. clubs, classes, and programs that will support and reinforce 21st Century Learning Skills.
  • Staff and administration will monitor current trends, and seek user feedback via surveys, questionnaires, meetings, and discussions to ensure the highest program quality and positive participant experiences.
  • The B.L.O.C.K. is committed to maintaining strong community partnerships and alliances with local schools, Canton Public Safety, and other like organizations to identify and bridge potential gaps in important programs or services for area families and youth.


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.

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.