Teen Empowerment

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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.

  1. Teen Empowerment Calendar
  2. Community Partner Programs

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  1. Wed, Sep 7 - Fri, Dec 16

    crEATe Center Ages 14-19 Drop in to Sheldon Community Center to eat lunch, create some art and spend lunchtime your way.
  2. Thu, Dec 1

    Foundations of Teen Empowerment Ages 13-19 Explore elements of sound engineering, wellness, arts and teen-led community projects.
  3. Fri, Dec 2

    Vibe Ages 12-18 Come join us at Petersen Barn Community Center every Friday night for loads of fun.
  4. Fri, Dec 2

    Courageous 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.
  5. Mon, Dec 5

    Leadership in Training Ages 15-18 An opportunity for teens to refine their job skills while working as a volunteer or paid intern.
  6. Wed, Dec 7

    Counselor in Training Ages 12-14 Learn leadership skills with experienced recreation staff.
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Help shape the program design and activities!

Work for Eugene Rec

Ages 16+

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.

Contact Us

  1. Youth & Teen Empowerment Program Supervisor

    Freeda Burnstad

    Ph: 541-682-5370

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