Teen Empowerment Program
Eugene Rec Teen Empowerment Program works with community partners to provide out of school time recreation and enrichment activities for youth. Programs empower teens by building life and job skills, offering access to caring youth and adult mentors, participating in service opportunities, improving leadership abilities, and increasing access to other vital community resources. Programs are designed to be low-barrier and inclusive so that every young person is provided the opportunity to grow up safely and access their best possible future. Current offerings are listed below.
Wed, Sep 7 - Fri, Dec 16crEATe Center Ages 14-19 Drop in to Sheldon Community Center to eat lunch, create some art and spend lunchtime your way.
Thu, Dec 8Foundations of Teen Empowerment Ages 13-19 Explore elements of sound engineering, wellness, arts and teen-led community projects.
Fri, Dec 9Vibe Ages 12-18 Come join us at Petersen Barn Community Center every Friday night for loads of fun.
Fri, Dec 9Courageous Conversations Ages 13-19 A safe, civil, and confidential space to engage in genuine conversations. Share thoughts, feelings and challenges with individuals or in a supportive group environment.
Mon, Dec 12Leadership in Training Ages 15-18 An opportunity for teens to refine their job skills while working as a volunteer or paid intern.
Wed, Dec 14Counselor in Training Ages 12-14 Learn leadership skills with experienced recreation staff.
Presented in partnership with Eugene Rec Youth & Teen Empowerment Program. Contact each community partner for more information.
Alluvium Volunteer Programs
Alluvium offers two volunteer opportunities for teens. The Generosity Market Volunteer Leadership Program and the Community Service and Leadership Education Program. Alluvium is a recipient of the 2022-23 Youth and Teen Empowerment small grant program. For more information email Alluvium.
Exploring and Learning Together
Centro Latino Americano, Huerta de la Familia and Downtown Languages offer a bilingual program for high school aged Latinx youth. Centro Latino Americano is a recipient of the 2022-23 Youth and Teen Empowerment small grant program. Though everyone is welcome, BIPOC youth will be prioritized. The program includes arts, crafts and outdoor activities. Guest instructors will share experiences and skills. Meets on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays at 12 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Emma Avalos at 541-510-9389.
KindTree Adulting 101
KindTree offers a weekly class for teens living with autism that includes a variety of skills including how to cook, budget and more. KindTree is a recipient of the 2022-23 Youth and Teen Empowerment small grant program. For more information and registration email KindTree or call 541-780-6950.
Ophelia's Place Out of School Programs
Ophelia’s Place offers youth ongoing after and out of school empowerment programs for youth who self-identify as female. Ophelia’s Place is a recipient of the 2022-23 Youth and Teen Empowerment small grant program. For more information visit opheliasplace.net or call 541-284-4333.
Work for Eugene Rec
We are currently seeking enthusiastic, creative, and motivated individuals to co-create Teen Empowerment Programs. This is a great work opportunity and experience for those interested in youth advocacy and empowerment! Apply online. After you submit your application please let us know by sending us an email.