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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

Start your party off right with these party food ideas and easy appetizer recipes for dips, spreads, finger foods, and appetizers.  This round-up of recipes make it easy to find the perfect hot, cold, or easy appetizer for any occasion. From Buffalo Wings, to Deviled Eggs, Mini Burgers, and Sweet Potato Fries, you will enjoy preparing these delicious small plates.


Instructor:
Jaytiana Williams

Dates:
9/6-10/25

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

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

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.

Calling all yarn lovers! You will quickly learn all the basics of crochet, from how to hold the yarn and hook to crocheting basic stitches including chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet. Class projects include a scarf, a beanie, and lap blanket in an assortment of yarns.  Creations can be given as gifts, kept for yourself, sold at craft fairs, local farmers markets, or online.


Instructor:
Elizabeth Luna

Dates:
11/8-12/13, 1/10-2/28

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

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.

If you are a creative person looking for a way to discover your artistic talents in a relaxed and professional setting then join the Do It Yourself crafting class. DIY is open to all skill level crafters. New and exciting projects are presented on a weekly basis including but not limited to T-Shirt Recycling, Fidget Spinners, Duct Tape Wallets, Dream Catchers, and more.


Instructor:
Jaytiana Williams

Dates:
11/8-12/13, 1/10-2/28

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

Photographers are storytellers who use their cameras to capture people, places, and events. Join our digital photography class and learn to tell your story using visual aids to capture your imagination. Have fun taking pictures, gain a basic understanding of photographic techniques and begin to creatively use Photoshop to transform your images into works of art. Students will also learn to digitally share their photos on iPhoto using the latest iMac software. Participants will learn to identify the best images for a final exhibition.


Instructor:
Angela Aguirre

Dates:
11/9-12/14

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

A beginner’s look into Fashion Design.  Learn to sketch, become familiar with sewing tools, and create vision boards to showcase aesthetics and bring future designs to life.   Students will learn how to implement basic pattern drafting techniques in order to construct either a pair of pants, shorts, or skirt by the end of the session.  We strive to empower students with new skills, fashion knowledge, and provide them with a creative experience.


Instructor:
Edwin Bodney

Dates:
9/7-10/26, 11/9-12/14, 1/11-3/1

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

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.

Develop your creative skills in this introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design.  Learn how to use Photoshop tools and enhance your knowledge of visual communication, color, composition, and scale.  Learn simple strategies to pursue your work outside of the traditional digital lab.


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:

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 5:00-6:00p.m.

Ages:
11-18yrs

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

Build a model car from scratch!  This class will guide participants through the building of different types of kits, detailing, converting and scratch building model cars.  The class will demonstrate how to hand paint parts, chrome flock, put together and paint an engine,  proper usage of glue, install hydraulics, learn to wire switches and batteries, install the right type of wheels and tires to get the right look.


Instructor:
Raymond Jackson

Dates:
9/5-10/24, 11/14-12/12, 1/9-2/27

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

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.

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


Instructor:
Angela Aguirre

Dates:
9/7-10/26

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

Ages:
11-18 yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


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

Join us for Teen Talk, the discussion based safe space where teens can openly ask questions and get answers from a professional about everything from depression, safe sex, STDs, body image, masculinity, dating, trauma, physical and mental disabilities, the truth about getting help, and more! Help us break the stigma around getting help. Don’t miss out on your chance to educate yourself on the stuff they don’t teach you in school.


Instructor:
Pasadena Public Health Staff

Dates:
9/6-10/25

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes:

If you’re interested in spicing up your workout routine, then consider Workout Fridays at the Teen Center.  Get moving in a fun and creative way with classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Dance, and Cardio.  With these awesome workouts, you can slim down and tone up without realizing it. Participants will create a profile on the Super Tracker App and be challenged to healthy eating and physical activity through friendly competition using the MyPlate Challenges.


Instructor:
LPTEC Staff

Dates:

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

Ages:
11-18yrs

Fees:
LPTEC Membership Fee


Notes: