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Intermountain Teen Center Mother’s Day Candy Fundraiser and Raffle

The Intermountain Teen Center is beginning a dual Mother’s Day fundraiser that includes a raffle to be held at the Craft Fair at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain on May 2nd and a candy sale. According to their flier:

Raffle Gift Basket 1

“Dakaro Cellars donated two very nice bottles of Port wine, one red, and one white (yes there is such a thing as white port). These will be raffled off as part of two very nice gift packages including gourmet chocolates and some very nice butcher-block cutting boards. These gift sets will be on display at the Behavioral Health front desk. The Drawing will take place after the craft fair on Wednesday May 2nd.  Raffle tickets are also available at The Behavioral Health desk. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

“We will also be making Turtles and Jumbo Peanut butter cups, in your choice of milk or dark chocolate, or you may choose a mix.   You can purchase from the limited amount we will have available at the craft fair, or we will be taking orders now through Friday May 4th. Orders should be ready for pick up on May 9th in Round Mountain and May 10th in Burney. As always, it’s best to place orders or purchase tickets from teens if you can or you can or ask Theresa Callahan.”

Raffle Gift Basket 2

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 field trips, contests, 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.

For more information about the Intermountain Teen Center, the raffle, or the candy sale call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Burney Lions Club donates $300 to Intermountain Teen Center

On Tuesday June 20, Lion George Whitfield presented a check for $300 to support youth activities at the Intermountain Teen Center.

Lion George Whitfield presents Chelsea Sabin with a donation from the Burney Lions Club

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.

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Intermountain Teen’s Tamale Sale

Theresa Callahan, Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Teen Center, announced that the center will be doing a Tamale Fundraiser. Money will go to help year-round programs and trips for Intermountain teens.

Starting on December 1, people can order either chicken or pork tamales. The cost is $15 a dozen. Orders must be placed by December 14th.

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.

Teens from teen center will be taking orders, or people can go to either of the above locations during teen center hours to place an order.

People in Round Mountain will be able to pick up their tamales at the teen center in Round Mountain on December 19th. People in Burney will be able to pick up their tamales at the center in Burney on December 20th.

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.

All profits from the Intermountain Teen Center Fundraisers go directly back to the program to benefit the teens. During the summer of 2016, teens were able to go on a trip to Santa Cruz with the money they raised throughout the 2015/2016 school year, as well as go on many outings to places such as Ice Skating in Mt. Shasta, Turtle Bay, Camping in Lassen Park, Skating in Redding.

If you would like more information call Theresa Callahan or Jed Smith at (530)337-5752, or Chelsea Sabin (for Burney) at 335-4222.

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Yard sale and bake sale at Circle of Friends raise money for the community

Circle of Friends Wellness and Recovery Center and the Intermountain Teen Center hosted a combined yard sale and bake sale at the Circle of Friends building on the corner of Main Street and Tamarack in Burney on Friday July 15.

Intermountain Teen Bake Sale

Intermountain Teen Bake Sale

Proceeds of the yard sale will go to benefit six different local organizations. One sixth of the money goes to support activities at Circle of Friends. The remainder will be donated to SNIPP, Burney Food Co-op, Fall River Community Food Pantry, Hill Country Clinic Food Pantry,  and St. Francis Church Food Pantry.

Circle of Friends workers Front Lyn Erickson, Kimberlly Davis, BAck Jeanine Gonzales, Chelsea Sabin, Kay Hicks

Circle of Friends workers: Front: Lyn Erickson, Kimberlly Davis; Back: Jeanine Gonzales, Chelsea Sabin, Kay Hicks

The yard sale is one of several events that Circle of Friends holds to raise money for local charities. Since 2011, they have raised $10, 066. In addition to the organizations mentioned above, they have donated to Burney 4H, Burney Boosters, Community Beyond Walls, and Solid Rock Food Pantry.

Meanwhile, young people from the Intermountain Teen Center, which operates in the Circle of Friends building, were busy selling an assortment of delicious baked goods. Many of the items were baked by the teens themselves.

Jedediah Smith, Youth Program Manager for the teen center, said that money from the bake sale would go to support activities at the teen center. The main upcoming event they have planned is a 4-day trip to Santa Cruz July 19-22. Smith and Teen Program Coordinator Kaylynn Harper will be taking a group down to camp at Manresa State Beach. While there, they will spend some time at the beach and visit the boardwalk in Santa Cruz.

Circle of Friends and the Intermountain Teen Center are both projects of Hill Country Health and Wellness Center funded by Shasta County Mental Health.

A hard copy version of this article also appeared in the Mountain Echo 7/19/16

 

 

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Intermountain teens pitch in to help Burney Beautification

Tuesday morning, June 21 at 9 a.m. several of the teens from the Intermountain Teen Center joined Kaylyn Harper and Jill Binger to help beautify Burney in preparation for upcoming Burney Basin Days.

Morgan Herndon, Tyler Olney, Hayden Herndon, Kaylynn Harper, Hayden and Jill Binger beautifying Burney

Morgan Herndon, Tyler Olney, Hayden Herndon, Kaylynn Harper, and Jill Binger beautifying Burney

From June 20-23, three groups in Burney are providing volunteers. On Monday, Circle of Friends helped lay bark chips on the lot next to their building. Tuesday the Intermountain Teens pitched in. And on Thursday the Burney Can Goods Food Co-op is providing volunteers.

The wood chips for this project were donated by Burney Forest Products.

Laying chips near the teen center

Laying chips near the teen center

Kaylynn Harper, director of the Intermountain Teen Center has been working to provide a combination of activities, trips and service projects for local teens during the summer. Next week they have a camping trip to Lassen Park planned and later this summer they are going on a trip to Santa Cruz. The teens have also been working on a penny drive for the Burney Library.

Kaylynn Harper, Hayden Herndon, Tyler Olney, Jill Binger, and Morgan Herndon in the truck

Kaylynn Harper, Hayden Herndon, Tyler Olney, Jill Binger, and Morgan Herndon in the truck

By 10 a.m., the crew had finished spreading wood chips at the first location and headed down Hwy 299 to work on two more plots by Mountain View Road. The boys spread chips and the ladies pulled weeds.

Morgan and the crew working by Mountain View Road

Morgan and the crew pulling weeds

Chelsea Sabin from Circle of Friends, who assists Kaylynn at the Teen Center, also came to lend a hand.

Chelsea Sabin came to lend a hand

Chelsea Sabin came to lend a hand

Jill Binger has been working for several years with Rick Morris and others for Burney Beautification planting flowers and doing landscaping on numerous sites around town. Ms. Binger said that they are beginning a new project named “Adopt a Plot.” People can choose a beautification site to maintain. For details call Jill Binger 335-3828.

A hard copy version of this article also appeared in the Mountain Echo 6/28/16

 

 

 

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Intermountain Teen Center holds “Bring a Friend Barbecue”

The 2015-2016 school year is approaching it’s end. The Intermountain Teen Center has been in operation now for almost a year, with regular hours at locations in both Round Mountain and Burney.

This Thursday, May 26, the teens at the Burney center held a Bring a Friend barbecue at the Circle of Friends on Main Street.

Felicity, Elizabeth and Clarissa out by the grill

Felicity, Elizabeth and Clarissa out by the grill

The center was full of boys and girls talking, playing pool, doing things on the computer, and of course enjoying the delicious meal of grilled burgers with fixings, watermelon, chips, and cookies.

Burgers, watermelon, chips and home-made cookies

Burgers, watermelon, chips and home-made cookies

According to the director of the teen center, Kaylynn Harper, the hours of the teen center will change as the school year ends.

During the summer they are planning to have a number of outdoor trips, such as a camping trip in Lassen Park from June 10 to June 12.

They are also hoping to engage in service projects during the summer. One project that is already beginning is a Penny Drive for the new library.

Planning is also underway for some exciting new activities beginning in the Fall.

If you would like to get involved, support the teen center, help the penny drive, or volunteer to assist with some of the this summers activities, contact Jed Smith, Chelsea Sabin or Kaylynn Marie Harper:

jsmith@hillcountryclinic.org,
CSabin@hillcountry.org
mailto:kharper@hillcountry.org

Read more:

Intermountain Teen center starting Penny Drive for Burney Library
Burney Chamber February meeting features speaker from Intermountain Teen Center
Intermountain Teen Center guest speakers at Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River
An interview with Kaylynn Harper, Program Coordinator for the Intermountain Youth Center

 

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Intermountain Teen center starting Penny Drive for Burney Library

Young folks at the Intermountain Teen Center have been discussing possible projects they can engage in to serve the Burney community. One of the first they have decided on is a Penny Drive for the New Library. Youth from the teen center will be visiting local Burney businesses beginning on Thursday May 19th to ask business owners if they can leave a jar into which customers can deposit change as a contribution for the new library in Burney.

Teen center members with Chelsea, Kerns, and Kaylyn Harper

Teen center members with Chelsea Sabin, Melanie Kerns, and Kaylyn Harper

The drive is being done in cooperation with Shasta County and Friends of the Intermountain Library (FOIL).

Melanie Kerns, president of FOIL says, “There are many things happening to make the dream of a New Library Now! a reality. While there are several future fund-raisers being planned, the most interesting one right now, in my opinion, is the “Penny Drive!” being organized by The Intermountain Teen Center. They plan to decorate and place jars for pennies in as many businesses as possible in the Burney shopping area. The cooperation of all shoppers will ensure a successful campaign for them.”

There are many reasons to support the New Library Now! fundraising campaign for the move into a larger building, and here are the top 10:

  1. Access to a digital Library with over 40,000 downloadable eBooks and audiobooks
  2. Computer Classes class could be held
  3. Adult Literacy Programs (including GED prep), with one-on-one tutoring for adults
  4. Teen programs which might include a 3D printer, video camera, and multimedia software
  5. Veteran Resources could be shared with the Redding Library
  6. Online homework help and research tools—all accessible on your home computer
  7. Children’s Story Times in the winter as well as in the summer
  8. Volunteer opportunities
  9. Movies, i.e., film programs for all ages
  10. And best of all, all of these services are FREE!

Also, the Summer Reading Program is getting ready to start June 13. There is one for children K-4th grade, and there is an adult program. There will be prizes available each week. You can read any book, whether you check it out of the library or download it or buy it or borrow it. Go by the Library, fill out the “I read a book” card, drop it in the basket, and you will be eligible for that week’s drawing. So, Exercise Your Mind – READ!

Pledges and/or donations will help complete this project. Pledges are important because they will demonstrate to the Board of Supervisors that the Burney community is behind this improvement. Pledge forms can be found at the http://www.shastalibraries.org website.

 

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