Theresa Callahan is the new Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center. Ms. Callahan worked for ten years with the McConnell Foundation on internship programs with Shasta Community College and other youth projects. She has led volunteer youth groups at the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding and has organized many outdoor activities for young people.
Ms. Callahan will be working with Jedediah Smith who is the Youth Program Manager. Ms. Callahan will help plan after-school activities at both locations. She will also be responsible for organizing at least one special activity a month and two overnight trips a year. Monthly activities could include hikes, museum field trips, community events, or concerts. Overnight trips would involve camping, rafting, college field trips, and other worthwhile activities.
Mr. Smith works one-on-one with at-risk teens and their families to provide counseling and other services. Chelsea Sabin, a Coach Coordinator at Circle of Friends, also helps to coordinate activities at the center in Burney.
The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The afterschool drop-in program works in two locations. In Round Mountain, there is a center behind Hill Country Clinic that is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 6.p.m. In Burney, the center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6.pm at the Circle of Friends office on the corner of Main and Tamarack.
The teen center serves teens ages 13- 17. The center has held a number of classes on cooking and art. They also have a lot of fun activities, including contests, video games, air hockey, a pool table, board games, art, and music. There are quiet areas to do homework and computers for the young people to use. There is also a music room and a small gym area with workout equipment.
Ms. Callahan said, “I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and developing new ideas.”
If you would like more information, or if you would like to volunteer or donate supplies call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.