I have been with the ATC for almost six years. In addition to my extensive experience in running a business, I have three teenagers of my own. This has allowed me to have additional insight into the minds of teenagers and an understanding of what it is that they want from a Teen Center. My philosophy and that of the ATC is that the teenagers need to feel "ownership" of the Center. Therefore, planning and implementation of the activities and events is a critical part of the success of the ATC.