8/20/06 * Daily Progress [full story]
Brenda Miller, a Murray Elementary and Western Albemarle High School parent, disliked reading stories in the newspaper about local teens getting into trouble. So she did something about it.
The Zone Teen Center in Crozet, Miller’s brainchild, opens its doors as an after-school hangout on Monday, having held a grand opening celebration Saturday.
Miller grew up in a military family and, when her family was stationed overseas, she mingled with other teens in youth centers on the bases.
She and a group of 12 local teenagers converted a house at 6406 Hillsboro Lane in Crozet into a place where teens can go after school to mingle and avoid mischief as well as the dangers of the Internet.
The center will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. weekdays throughout the school year.