On Tuesday June 20, Lion George Whitfield presented a check for $300 to support youth activities at the Intermountain Teen Center.
The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center. The center operates in two locations one in Round Mountain and one at the Circle of Friends center 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.
During the school year the center is open in Round Mountain on Wednesdays and Fridays after school. In Burney the center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
Summer hours are 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday in Burney and 1-4 p,m. on Wednesday in Round Mountain. On Thursday, the center sponsors local field trips for teens from both locations.
This week teen center coordinators, Theresa Callahan and Jed Smith, took some of the teens on and extended excursion to the Santa Cruz area.
According to Whitfield, the Burney Lions Club gives donations to more that 25 local charitable causes, including $12,000 in scholarships for local youth.
For more information about the Intermountain Teen Center call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.