Youth & Teen Programs, Clubs & Groups

Youth & Teen Programs, Clubs & Groups

Be sure to check North State Parent magazine’s monthly events calendar to find out about great activities for youth & teens!



4-H Million Trees Project. Teen Laura Webber founded 4HMT to inspire 4-H youth to plant 1 million trees to slow global climate change. She has enlisted 162,238 members to date, with more than 1,274,538 trees planted.

4-H Youth Development Program. National program for youth ages 5-19. Opportunities to build confidence, learn responsibility, make friends, share interests, develop lifelong skills & make a difference in the community. Activities & projects range from building robots, raising rabbits and designing web pages, to landscape design, hiking, interior design, astronomy, dance & much more.

Butte County. (530) 538-7201.

Glenn County. (530) 865-1107.

Shasta County. (530) 224-4900.

Siskiyou County. (530) 842-2711.

Tehama County. (530) 527-3101.

Boy Scouts of America. Provides boys & young men an opportunity to try new things, serve others & build self-confidence, character & citizenship. Ages 7-17 yrs: Cub Scouts (ages 8-10 yrs); Boy Scouts (ages 11-17 yrs); Venturing program (ages 14-21 yrs).

Butte, Glenn, Shasta & Tehama Counties. Golden Empire Council, (800) 427-1417 or  (916) 929-1417.

Siskiyou County. Crater Lake Council. (800) 888-1273.

Chico. NorCal Scout Shop. 3881 Benatar Way, Ste. D. (530) 809-0400.

FosterClub; Online. Geared especially for youth, this website is a hub of information relating to foster care. It includes articles written by young people, foster care Q & A, message boards, contests & biographies of famous people who grew up in foster care. It’s interactive & available 24/7.

Frontier Girls Clubs; National program. Based in Cottonwood, CA. For girls grades pre-K-adult. Participants work on projects that include art, technology, home, health & fitness, the outdoors, agriculture, community service & more. Participants can earn more than 1,200 badges. Instills values of loyalty, faith & innovation. (530) 524-8799.

Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley; Redding. Serving Shasta & Tehama Counties. For girls ages 6-18 yrs. Offers workshops, groups & camps that inspire girls to be strong, smart & bold. Research-based educational curriculum, resources & support. Works with community leaders & advocates. 1890 Park Marina Dr., Ste. 219.

(530) 527-7767.

Girl Scouts of Northern California. Girl-driven program for ages 5-17 yrs. Builds leadership skills, courage, confidence & character though discovering, connecting & taking action. (800) 447-4475.

Butte County. (530) 343-1904.

Glenn County. (530) 528-8655.

Shasta & Siskiyou Counties: (530) 221-6180.

Tehama County. (530) 528-8655.

North State Symphony For Youth; Chico, Redding & Red Bluff. Look for special performances of North State Symphony geared especially for young children. Typically scheduled in Mar. (530) 898-5984.

North State Wilderness Teams; Butte & Tehama Counties. Offers backpacking adventures to teens, including those who otherwise might never get to visit a national park. Shows youth & teens the treasures found in our national parks, especially Lassen Volcanic National Park. Participants learn how to live comfortably & safely in the backcountry without leaving signs they were there. Kids have fun & get to see some pretty cool things!

One Circle Foundation. Structured support groups for children, teens & adults. Circles are held in an emotionally safe environment. Counteracts negative social & interpersonal forces & fosters personal & collective strengths & positive connections. Includes Girls Circles & The Council for Boys & Young Men. (415) 419-5119.

Rainbow Girls; National. International organization giving young women ages 8-20 yrs a rainbow of opportunities. Promotes leadership, encourages service, builds character & develops friendships all while having fun.

California Grand Assembly. (559) 226-0738.


(530) 624-9795.

Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP); Redding. Hosted by Shasta College. Offers entrepreneurship education & one-on-one counseling to give teens practical knowledge & experience to pursue their business goals. Participation in the program is competitive. All contestants must be 14-18 yrs of age & legal residents of Butte, Glenn, Siskiyou, Shasta  or Tehama Counties. Search for YEP at (530) 242-7635.



Girls on the Run®; Butte County. A nation-wide life-changing character development program for girls in grades 3-8. Inspires girls to be joyful, healthy & confident. Follows a curriculum that creatively integrates running to teach life skills & a lifelong appreciation for health & fitness. (530) 636-0786.

Girls Who Code; Chico. Offers free computer science education to girls grades 6-12. Girls meet weekly & learn to make apps, games & web sites. Helps members get access to internships & jobs. Held at varying locations. (530) 388-5552.

Teen Fandom Club; Chico Branch Library. Teens 13-17 yrs are invited to join Fandom Club at Chico library Mon 3:30-4:30pm to favorite fandoms, do art activities & play games. Share anything you are fanatical about in a fun, non-judgemental atmosphere. Free. 1108 Sherman Ave.

(530) 891-2726.

Butte College S.B.D.C; Chico. Offers programs that help young adults ages 18 yrs & up turn their entrepreneurial ideas & dreams into reality. (530) 895-9017.



Child & Teen Grief Support Groups; Redding. For children & teens grieving any death or loss. Closed groups, offered on an as-needed basis. Free.

(530) 245-4070.

King’s Brotherhood Boys Club; Redding. Weekly club for boys ages 8-12 yrs & 13-18 yrs. Promotes positive attitude, healthy mind & body, builds self-worth, teamwork  & leadership skills. Activities include sports, computer lab, snacks & much more. Free. Select MLK Center tab. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St.(530) 225-4375.

Positively Girls Club; Redding. Girls ages 8-12 yrs & Girls Circle for ages 13-18 yrs 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. Select the MLK Center tab on Redding Recreation page. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Center, 1815 Sheridan St.(530) 225-4375.

Shasta College SCI*FI Foster Youth Program; Redding. SCI*FI (Shasta College Inspiring & Fostering Independence) is an educational support program for college students who are current or former foster youth. Offers support & resource information to students transitioning out of foster care, including info about financial assistance & health care. Offers a SCI*FI lab room, weekly workshops, academic support & individual mentoring to help students succeed in college & life. Services/SCI-FI. (530) 242-7549.

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. Tue 6pm-7:30pm. Free, application required. 1100 Parkview Ave. (530) 245-7253.

Y Club at Shasta Family YMCA; Redding. Y Club is designed to help youth succeed by inspiring creativity, confidence & independence through achievement, relationships and belonging. Y Club provides opportunities for fun, personal development & socializing through facilitated activities, tutoring, volunteerism, leadership & use of the Y’s facility and health offerings. 1155 N. Court Street. (530) 246-9622.



Rockside Ranch Apprenticeship; Etna. Offers life-changing apprenticeships to young men overcoming adversity. Offers practical organic farming experience & supportive environment with Christian-based training on living as positive, productive members of society. 2421 N. State Hwy 3. (530) 467-4044.

Updated September 2017 RD
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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: Sep 10, 2017 @ 2:36 pm