SARASOTA - From workload stress to home life struggles to social media pressures, no one said being a teenager was easy. But an after school safe space on the Suncoast is hoping to alleviate some of those everyday stresses.

Suncoast Youth For Christ launched a club at Sarasota High School in 2015, hosting meetings at local YMCAs to help mentor and connect like–minded teens.

Last week, the club found its home on 2020 Hawthorne Street, down the street from the high school and opened its doors to all local teens. The Sarasota 180 House features everything from a skate ramp to a coffee bar to a basketball court. 

For now, the house is open Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday nights for "Club". For more information, click here.