Youth & Teen Programs, Centers, Clubs & Groups

Be sure to check North State Parent magazine’s monthly events calendar to find out about great activities for youth & teens! For horse-related groups, see section Animals: Equine.

Multiple Counties 

4-H Youth Development Program. National program for youth ages 5-19. Opportunities to build confidence, learn responsibility, make friends, share interests, develop life-long skills, & make a difference in the community. Activities range from building robots to raising rabbits, from designing web pages to landscape design.   http://www.ca4h.org.

  • Butte County: (530) 538-7201.
  • Shasta County: (530) 224-4900.
  • Siskiyou County: (530) 842-2711.
  • Tehama County: (530) 527-3101.

4-H Million Trees Project (4HMT)/ Trees for the 3rd Grade. Teen Laura Webber founded 4HMT to inspire 4-H youth to plant 1 million trees to slow global climate change. She has enlisted 79,000 members, with over 720,000 trees planted. http://www.4hmilliontrees.org.

Boy Scouts of America. Provides boys & young men an opportunity to try new things, serve others, & build self-confidence, character & citizenship. Ages 7-17: Cub Scouts (ages 7-10); Boy Scouts (ages 11-17); Venturing program (ages 14-20). http://www.scouting.org.

  • Butte, Shasta & Tehama Counties: Golden Empire Council. http://www.gec-bsa.org. (916) 929-1417.
  • Siskiyou County: Boy Scouts of America Crater Lake Council. (1-800) 888-1273.

Frontier Girls Clubs. National program for girls grades pre-K-12. Participants work on projects that include art, technology, home, health & fitness, the outdoors, agriculture, community service & more.  Instills values of loyalty, faith & innovation. Headquarters based in Cottonwood, CA. http://www.frontiergirlsclubs.com. (530) 524-8799.

Girl Scouts of Northern California. Girl-driven program for ages 5- 17yrs. Builds leadership skills, courage, confidence & character though discovering, connecting & taking action. http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org. (510) 562-8470.

  • Butte County: (530) 343-1904.
  • Shasta County: (530) 221-6180.
  • Siskiyou County: (530) 842-3695.
  • Tehama County: (530) 528-8655.

Girls Circle. Structured support group in emotionally safe setting for girls ages 9-18. Counteracts negative social & interpersonal forces. Fosters personal & collective strengths & positive connections as girls develop caring relationships & use their authentic voices. http://www.girlscircle.com.

  • Shasta & Tehama: Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley (Red Bluff office):  (530) 527-7767.
  • Tehama County: Anderson Teen Center (closed summers): (530) 365-9021.
  • Siskiyou County: Remi Vista:  (530) 926-1436.

The Council, for Boys & Young Men. Strengths-based group approach to boys’ & young men’s safe, strong & healthy passage through pre-teen & adolescent years. Groups led by trained facilitators promote strength, responsibility & community. http://www.boyscouncil.com.

  • Siskiyou County: Remi Vista: (530) 926-1436
  • Tehama County: Anderson Teen Center. Closed summers. (530) 365-9021.

Butte County

Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley.  Enhances the development of boys & girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness & belonging. Wide variety of activities & programs provide a positive place to learn & grow while having fun. http://www.bgcanorthvalley.org.

  • Chico Clubhouse: 628 Wall St. (530) 899-0335.
  • Oroville Clubhouse: 2959 Lower Wyandotte Rd. (530) 533-3067.
  • Paradise Clubhouse: 6241 Skyway. (530) 872-3662.

Play Chess! With Teen Volunteers; Chico. Learn to play chess & improve your game. Teen volunteers coach. For ages up to 17yrs. 3:30-5pm. Free. Chico Branch Library,
1108 Sherman Ave. (530) 891-2726.

Youth Entrepreneur Program; Chico. Offers training programs that help young adults ages 18-27 turn their entrepreneurial ideas & dreams into reality. Butte College Small Business Development Center,    (530) 895-9017.

Shasta County

King’s Brotherhood; Redding. Weekly club for boys ages 9-15. Fosters positive attitudes, healthy mind & body, & builds leadership & teamwork skills as well as self-worth. Activities include sports, computer lab, snacks & much more. Free. Martin Luther King Jr., Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530) 225-4375.

Child & Teen Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children & teens grieving any death loss. Closed groups, no-cost; pre-reg required. Groups run in five-week series. http://www.reddingmercy.org. (530) 245-4070.

Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley; Shasta & Tehama Counties. See Tehama Co. listing below.

Positively Girls Club!; Redding. Girls ages 9-15 make new friends, learn new things, & grow positively. Weekly club offers a supporting environment for girls to get to know each other & their community through talking, fun activities & field trips. Free. Martin Luther King Jr., Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530) 225-4375.

Sibshops; Redding. Offers peer support & education to siblings of children with special health, mental health & developmental needs. Siblings have fun, socialize & share coping strategies. Meets monthly (typically Sat or Sun). http://www.rfnc.org. Rowell Family Empowerment, 962 Maraglia St. (530) 226-5129.

Teen Advisory Board; Redding. Teens are invited to join the Redding Library Teen Advisory Board. Members help choose books, & give their input for fun activities & library policies that affect teens. Grades 9-12. Meets 2nd & 4th Tues, 6pm, year-round. Free, application required. Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Ave. (530)245-7253.

Teen Nights; Redding. Year-round. Teens in 7th grade & up enjoy live music, movie nights, computer lab, free food, sports, games, tutoring & more. Teen Night is a great place to meet new friends, hang out & relax! Free. Martin Luther King Jr., Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St. (530) 225-4375.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program; Redding. Offers business assistance, workshops & events that encourage youth entrepreneurship. Shasta College Business & Entrepreneurship Center,  1420 Butte St. (530) 225-2770.

Siskiyou County

Art Club on the Bus; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 9 & up (or younger with parent participation) can hop aboard the art studio in the Siskiyou Arts Bus after school to create simple make – take projects. Positive place for kids to explore creativity through painting, clay-work, jewelry-making, sewing & more. W-F, after school during the school year. Free. Volunteers needed. Call for location. (530) 859-2309.

Children’s Book Club; Mt. Shasta. Children ages 9 & up discuss a book the group is reading, & enjoy related activities including creating art & writing. Weds, 3-4pm, year-round. Free. Mt. Shasta Library, 515 East Alma St. (530) 926-2031.

Tehama County

Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley; Shasta & Tehama Counties. For girls ages 6-18. Offers workshops & groups that inspire girls to be strong, smart & bold. Research-based educational curriculum, resources & support. Works with community leaders & advocates. Red Bluff office.  http://www.girlsincnsv.org. (530) 527-7767.

Teen Centers

Butte County

Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley. Three Butte Co. teen centers offer sports tournaments, organized team leagues, arts & crafts, photography, cooking classes, community service opportunities, college & career programs, & quiet time for homework. Leadership positions available for motivated teens. Membership is $10/year. http://www.bgcnv.org. (530) 899-0335.

  • Chico Teen Center: 628 Wall St. (530) 879-5653.
  • Oroville Teen Center: Southside Oroville Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Rd. (530) 533-3067.
  • Paradise Teen Center: 6241 Skyway. (530) 872-3662.

6th Street Center for Youth; Chico. Services offered for homeless youth ages 14-24 ranges from basic needs (shower, laundry facilities) & an afternoon meal to intensive case management, educational support, employment development & family reunification. http://www.6thstreetcenter.org. 130 W. 6th. St. (530) 894-8008

The Axiom Youth Center; Oroville. A place in which youth can find academic, emotional, physical & spiritual help through the outstanding volunteer efforts of the Oroville community. Open weekdays for junior & senior high school students only. Free programs. Game room includes billiards, air hockey, foosball & video games. http://www.theaxiom.org. 2130 Montgomery St. (530) 533-8010.

Shasta County

Intermountain Teen Center; Round Mountain. Weekly active, fun events in a safe place where teens can make friends, share new experiences, create new memories, & prepare for their future. http://www.facebook.com/intermountainteencenter. 29632 Hwy 299 E. (behind Hill Country Health & Wellness Center). (530) 941-3037.

Anderson Teen Center; Anderson. Open during the school year. A place to hang out, be creative, get homework help, play games, do art, cook, have fun & get involved in the community. Computers, dance classes, karaoke, writing, theatre, pool table, foosball, basketball, dodge/kick ball, movie nights, board games, video games & more. http://www.facebook.com/AndersonTeenCenter; 2889 E. Center St. (530) 365-9021.

Updated 3/3/2014 MS

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jun 5, 2014 @ 9:34 am