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Weekends are rocking at the Amity Teen Center. On Friday and Saturday nights, crowds can swell to over 100 young people coming out to listen to line-ups of four or five bands. Chances are, they heard about the show from the performers themselves.
“We are teaching the bands self-promotion and marketing,” says Amity Teen Center Executive Director Jennifer DiBlanda. “We pay them a percentage of the gate, so the more friends they bring in, the more money they walk out the door with.”
In addition to the popular band nights on the weekends, the center is open three days a week after school. It offers teenagers a place to do homework, play video games (on computers assembled by young members), shoot baskets, or simply hang out with friends. Continue reading here.