Experience Gained: Teen Volunteers Step Out and Up

Teens today have more options for keeping busy than any prior generation ever had. So why is the phrase, “Dad, I’m bored,” still so commonplace?  With 700+ cable channels, movies on demand, social media, video games (and the list can go on ad infinitum), teen lethargy, boredom and indifference seem to be pandemic. Perhaps (okay, positively), these … [Read more...]

Teen Employment

Teen Employment Some teens benefit from getting practical work experience while still “minors” (under age 18). State and federal regulations restrict the number of hours a minor may work or place other regulations on teen employment, so be sure to look up that information before getting a work permit at your child’s school or on the California … [Read more...]

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!   NATIONAL & MULTI-COUNTY 4-H Million Trees Project. Teen Laura Webber founded 4HMT to inspire 4-H youth to plant 1 million trees to slow global climate … [Read more...]

Youth & Teen Centers

Youth & Teen Centers Many teens love to “just hang out” with their friends apart from parental supervision. The following are safe places, with varying levels of structure and direction, for teens to hang out.   BUTTE COUNTY 6th Street Center for Youth; Chico. Offers services for homeless youth ages 14-24 yrs. Offers help with basic … [Read more...]

Volunteer Opportunities For Youth & Teens

Volunteer Opportunities For Youth & Teens Volunteering is a great way to learn skills, gain experience and make a difference for your immediate or global community. Also search Volunteer Nor Cal at www.volunteernorcal.org, Volunteer Match at www.volunteermatch.org  or check out Voluntoodle at www.voluntoodle.org to find opportunities. If you … [Read more...]