There are many advantages and disadvantages to having local teen clubs in the area where you live. One of the main advantages to having these local teen clubs is that it gives the kids a place to go to hang out and have fun without getting into trouble. Most of these local teen clubs offer music for dancing, snack foods, and a variety of soft drinks, as well as video games. The local teen clubs tend to cater to kids from the ages of fourteen to eighteen, although there are a few young adults that enjoy hanging out with their younger friends that will go to these places as well. Local teen clubs help the communities they are located in, as a lot of them encourage teenagers to participate in local events and get involved with their communities in ways many may not of ever heard of before. They direct their advertisement toward things that center on teens and provide a place to simply meet other teens in the area that might attend a different school. On the flip side, the disadvantages can outweigh the advantages, especially if the teens attending the local teen clubs are looking for trouble. Local teen clubs tend to draw a large crowd, especially on a Friday or Saturday evening when most teens want to gather with friends. This crowd of teenagers at the local teen clubs can become quite unruly and hard to control if trouble breaks out despite the fact that nearly all of the local teen clubs will hire security to help prevent trouble. The local teen clubs also draw some of the more unsavory characters that prey on teenagers. Drug dealers and child molesters are just two of worst type of characters.