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Teen Programs & Classes

The “Alive & Free Prescription” works to change beliefs, attitudes, values and actions that promote violence. Alive & Free identifies and addresses the symptomatic thinking that puts young people at risk (Commandments of Violence), the actions that put young people at risk for violence (Risk Factors), the feelings and emotions that contribute to violent behavior (Emotional Residue of Anger, Fear, and Pain), and the Rules for Living that promote positive lifestyle choices. Young people who learn the Alive & Free prescription also have a new set of life skills to make choices that help them go to college, succeed in life, and give back to their communities.

Instructor:
D'Veal Family & Youth Service Staff

Dates:
9/5-10/24, 11/7-12/12, 1/9-2/27

Days & Times:
Tu 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes: No class 1/2, 1/16, 2/13, 2/20

It’s time to get crafty! Participate in weekly Do It Yourself projects inspired by the popular Pinterest website. Learn how to make edgy jewelry, friendship bracelets, home décor, clothing, art, and other craft projects in the company of other teens. Participants will coordinate a craft fair at the end of summer to display their projects.

Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:
6/14-8/2

Days & Times:
W 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Come hang out with your friends at the Teen Center for the Big 3: surf the web on our 10-station Computer Lab with iMacs and desktop computers that offer free Wi-Fi. Your second option is to challenge friends to table games such as monopoly, scrabble, dominoes, or connect four. If you prefer the outdoors, hang out in our backyard to enjoy the sun and play a game of volleyball or basketball.

Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:
6/12-8/4

Days & Times:
Days and times vary

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Students will learn how to properly use rulers, triangles & t-squares, cut measured cardboard precisely with blades & edges. They will learn to master those skills by cutting and creating basic geometric shapes such as cubes, cylinders, pyramids, etc. They will then take the skills they learned and apply it to building the design they choose or create in large scale with cardboard.

Instructor:
Jeeyum Ha

Dates:
6/13-8/1

Days & Times:
Tu 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Join the Choose My Plate teen cooking class and learn how to cook delicious and nutritious meals. Teens will engage in a weekly nutrition education series for building healthy meals. The program aims to help teens prepare a range of meals through guided, hands-on lessons. Teens will participate in a cook-off battle at the end of the session to show off their newly attained cooking skills.


Instructor:
Jaytiana Williams

Dates:
1/10-2/28

Days & Times:
W 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: No class 1/2, 1/16, 2/13, 2/20

Interested in getting job ready and obtaining volunteer or community service hours? The LPTEC Civic Youth Force provides vital input on teen issues while promoting greater youth involvement in the community. TEC Civic Youth Force members engage in a variety of civic engagement projects throughout the academic year including service learning projects, volunteering at special events, and engaging in youth programming.

Instructor:
Jose Madera

Dates:
3/27-5/22

Days & Times:
M 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

Let’s talk college! Join us as we discuss some of the most important topics for college preparation including GPAs, extracurricular activities, standardized testing, financial aid, college applications, and major selections. Each week we will explore what top universities, state universities, and community colleges have to offer by taking a virtual tour of campus colleges. College representatives will visit to provide further information to students.

Instructor:
Elizabeth Martinez

Dates:
3/30-6/1

Days & Times:
Th 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

Students will learn new cooking techniques and ways to make meals with any given ingredients to help them with their life skills. Come see who will be crowned the next LPTEC Teen chef!

Instructor:
Elizabeth Martinez

Dates:
6/14-8/2

Days & Times:
W 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Desserts have never tasted so deliciously healthy! From gluten-free baking to fresh fruit smoothies, there is something for everyone in this new Dessert Delights class. Compete for sweet victory in the dessert competition and see who will be crowned the next best LPTEC Teen Chef.

Instructor:
Lisa Lim

Dates:
3/30-6/1

Days & Times:
Th 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

Engineering Innovation teaches critical thinking and applied problem solving skills for future engineers through lectures, research and projects. With the lure of high salaries and strong job prospects, a lot of students enter college thinking they will major in engineering. If you think engineering might be a good choice for you, a summer engineering program is a great way to learn more about the field and expand your experiences!

Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:
6/12-7/31

Days & Times:
M 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

In this introductory class, students learn the incredible creative power that post-production provides the filmmaker in the following areas: picture editing, sound mixing, music, and color correction. Cinematography is the art and technique of camera and lighting in the making of a motion picture film. It involves technical concerns such as camera, lens, format, and lighting instruments just to name a few, as well as various methods related to composition and subject modeling in order to tell the story.

Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:
6/13-8/1

Days & Times:
Tu 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Students will learn fundamentals of line, perspective, color, and composition within the world of various artistic media. Students will create art using various techniques and methods. Workshops will include simple drawing, watercolors and acrylic painting.

Instructor:
Edwin Bodney

Dates:
3/29-5/31

Days & Times:
W 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

Use your personal creativity to bring out the artist in you. Students will create art using computer technology. Workshops include simple drawing and cartooning using Adobe Illustrator to more complex workshops using Photoshop & Final Cut.

Instructor:
Teanna Ross

Dates:
6/15-8/3

Days & Times:
Th 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Use your personal creativity to bring out the artist in you. Students will create art using computer technology. Workshops include simple drawing and cartooning using Adobe Illustrator to more complex workshops using Photoshop & Final Cut.

Instructor:
Joey Sanchez

Dates:
9/11-10/30

Days & Times:
M 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

Calling all chefs!! LPTEC’s Holiday Dessert Creations will instruct teens on how to prepare decadent desserts that will keep them warm and cozy all winter long.  Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, we have Holiday Dessert Creations to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.  Be prepared to learn new techniques ahead of the holidays.


Instructor:
Jaytiana Williams

Dates:
11/8-12/13

Days & Times:
W 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

The homework assistance program assists middle school and high school students with weekly homework assignments, school projects, and time management skills.  The program offers students a chance to accumulate points for completed homework assignments towards a free meal or snack certificate to local restaurants including Islands, Blaze Pizza, BJ’s, Coco’s, or Sharkey’s. 


Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:
9/5-10/26, 11/6-12/14, 1/8-3/1

Days & Times:
M-Th 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes: No Class 9/4 11/10

The Leading Ladies mentoring program empowers middle and high school girls to become confident, self-directed, and exceptional leaders by providing them with opportunities to excavate their personal power. The instructor presents on various issues such as feminism, school, etiquette, career development, college preparation, relationships, health education, makeup, fashion and much more.


Instructor:
Natalie Patterson

Dates:
9/11-10/23, 1/8-2/26

Days & Times:
M 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

Do you dream of becoming the next great actor or        actress? Would you like to gain more confidence by getting in front of a camera? This program is for students with no formal training in acting and who are interested sit-com acting. Lights, Camera, Acting prepares students to be skilled and marketable to work in films. Students use what they've learned and apply their acting training in a short SIT-COM and can use footage to prepare professional portfolios.


Instructor:
Joey Sanchez

Dates:
1/8-3/19

Days & Times:
M 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes: No Class 1/15, 2/12, 2/19

OBA is an environmental and conservation education career pathway program dedicated to connecting urban youth to meaningful outdoor education through hands-on environmental learning experiences.

Instructor:
OBA Staff

Location:
La Pintoresca Park

Dates:
3/29-5/31

Days & Times:
W 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:
14-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

OBA is an environmental and conservation education career pathway program dedicated to connecting urban youth to meaningful outdoor education through hands-on environmental learning experiences. Will also include local hiking trips!

Instructor:
OBA Staff

Location:
La Pintoresca Park

Dates:
6/14-8/2

Days & Times:
W 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ages:
14-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Personal development is an opportunity for teens to get to know themselves. There will be a variety of activities designed to help teens understand who they are on the inside and what their place in the world is. These activities range from topics on race, to mental health, to emotions, to bullying and other social issues. The idea is for students to take some time each week to be introspective and think about who they are in the world.

Instructor:
Angela Aguirre

Dates:
6/12-7/31

Days & Times:
M 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

The teen voices poetry and creative writing program encourages students to voice their opinion through a variety of self-discovery activities. Students will be introduced to poetry/spoken word, famous and undiscovered poets, finding social implications of poetry, finding poetry in music/lyrics, and sharing their work with other passionate writers.

Instructor:
Angela Aguirre

Dates:
3/28-5/30

Days & Times:
Tu 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Free


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in Spring Session to participate in this activity.

Fight off the heat in an hour of free recreation swim at your local swimming pool located at John Muir High School Pool. Join your peers as you "dive-in" to fun every Tuesday and Thursday. Participants must wear appropriate attire for this activity and follow swimming pool rules.

Instructor:
Staff

Location:

To be determined


Dates:
6/13-8/3

Days & Times:
T, Th 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Learn the basics of screen printing and create your own art on a poster or t-shirt. Teaching artist, Sergio Hernandez, the founder of the street wear brand “the Zombie Movement."

Instructor:
Sergio Hernandez

Dates:
6/13-8/1

Days & Times:
Tu 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Join us as we play some of America’s favorite sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, indoor soccer and flag football. Play with camp peers, challenge other youth groups, and prepare for the final showdown of Staff vs Teens at the end summer. Earn your bragging rights as you defeat some of the best athletes through various sports.

Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:
6/13-8/3

Days & Times:
T, Th 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.

Interested in creating your own community events? Join other teens in discussing, planning, and volunteering for the End of Summer Celebration. Each year, teen camp members work in teams to create a fun, and memorable summer project. Students will learn valuable teambuilding skills such as communication, listening, creativity, organization, and responsibility as they execute their summer project.

Instructor:
Jaytiana Williams

Dates:
6/12-7/31

Days & Times:
M 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
Summer Registration Fee


Notes: Participants must be enrolled in the Summer Teen Camp to participate in this activity.