Art Trek in Newbury Park

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Art Trek, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to bring visual, performing and literary arts to people of all ages. Art Trek provides art training to parents and teachers, after school programs, teen programs, summer camps, studio workshops and more. It has been active since 1992 and was established as a not-for-profit in 2006.

Birthday parties, corporate events and more. arttrek.org/schedule-event

Art Trek is located at 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. Visit www.arttrek.org for more information.

Thousand Oaks Teen Center

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The Thousand Oaks Teen Center is located at 1375 East Janss Road adjacent to Conejo Creek Park North and the Thousand Oaks Library (near the intersection of Janss and the 23 freeway).

The teen center is funded by the City of Thousand Oaks and is managed by the Conejo Recreation and Park District.  It is a nice sized facility with a gymnasium, classrooms, a 1,000 sq ft game room and computer lab.

Programs includes classes, concerts, dances, camps, leagues, trips and other great activities for kids in 7th through 12th grades. 

The facility is open seven days a week, with the following hours (as of August 2018):

  • M-Th 2-9PM
  • F 2-10PM
  • Sa 11AM-10PM
  • Su 1-5PM

Visit www.thousandoaksteencenter.com or call 805.494.5156 for more information.

Boys & Girls Club of Ventura

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The Boys & Girls Club of Ventura serves more than 3,000 children ages 6 to 18 each year, many of them from disadvantaged circumstances.  The numbers keep growing, but with the ongoing community support, Ventura's children will continue to have a safe, friendly and educational place where they can have fun, learn, play and grow. The Club's mission is to provide a positive place for all youth, and quality programs to help them become healthy, responsible, confident and productive members of our community.

Locations at:

Bill LeFevre Center (1929 Johnson Dr., Ventura) 641-5599

Robert Addison Center (1440 N. Olive St., Ventura) 641-5588

Westview Center (234 W. Vince St., Ventura) 641-0523

Oak View Center (555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View) 649-9000

E.J. Harrison Youth Center (11321 Violeta St., Ventura) 641-5599

Learn more by visiting www.bgclubventura.org or call 805.641.5585.

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Discovery Center Teens - Service Club (Grades 8 to 12)

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Discovery Center Teens is a club that meets monthly to explore science/technology career options. In addition, DC Teens help to staff programs for younger kids and the broader community that explore science and technology in fun and interesting ways.

DC Teens learn leadership skills through organizational work and event planning, and earn community service credit for volunteer hours.

The DC Teens are part of The Discovery Center for Science and Technology, an educational non-profit organization with a mission to make science and related subjects understandable and fun. The goal of the Discovery Center is to build a hands-on science museum in the Thousand Oaks community for people of all ages.

Meetings are held at The Goebel Senior Center, located at 1385 East Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.

For more information visit: discoverycntr.org/dc-teens or call 818.879.2021.

Breaking thru Barriers Program for Teens, Young Adults with ASD

Breaking thru Barriers is a mentor program for teens and adults to learn to become social models for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Breaking thru Barriers is structured social environment for teens and young adults with and without ASD to develop friendships and social networks. Our goal is to provide structured social opportunities with peer mediated groups. Teens from local high schools and colleges interested in being peer mentors are able to develop relationships with local persons with ASD. It is our hope that these friendships will support young adults in the community and open additional social opportunities with new friends.

BREAKING THRU BARRIERS ANNOUNCES: A NEW SOCIAL HANGOUT FOR TEENS AND ADULTS WITH ASD. Registration now open. Meets Tues-Thurs, 6-8pm. Visit www.breakingthrubarriers.org to learn more and sign up. Located in Newbury Park.

Oxnard Police Activities League (PAL)

Oxnard Police Activities League (PAL) is a citywide, after-school crime prevention program that provides outreach to local youth, ages 4 to 18, to build positive relationships between youth, police officers and the community. PAL's mission is to divert youth away from gangs and other criminal activity by providing a wide variety of positive alternatives under the care and supervision of trained police officers, recreation staff and community volunteers. Membership at PAL is FREE and of all of PAL's programs are offered at low or no cost to participants.

A wide variety of programs are offered year-round, including athletics, enrichment (e.g. music, education), leadership, mentoring, community events and more. Visit www.oxnardpal.org for more information.

City Corps of the Central Coast/Ventura

City Corps of the Central Coast / Ventura is committed to youth development through volunteerism and civic responsibility.  Through a myriad of experiential service learning projects and youth mentoring, City Corps integrates life skills, creative ideas, energy and capability with leadership, vocational skills, accountability and positive social relationships. By virtue of sharing a common goal, void of obstacles they may otherwise face such as race, gender, class, culture, age, level of functioning, family experience, physical appearance, personality, and gang affiliation, City Corps provides teamwork, self-development, and meaningful connections between youth and their communities.

City Corps Members, ages 12-24, are exposed to experiential learning and hands-on training through a variety of projects including community outreach and beautification, environmental stewardship, care and hospitality, festivals, art and music events, townskeeping & graffiti abatement.

More information by calling 805.653.2351.

Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark

Since 1985, the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark (200 Casey Road) has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from all social, economic and family circumstances. The Club has sought to enrich the lives of all youth in the community and is dedicated to ensuring these young people will have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

The Club is working to help youth from all backgrounds, with special concerns for those who don’t have the same opportunities as others, to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. We recognize that our members from families of all socio-economic backgrounds face many of the same difficult choices in today’s world and that they all benefit from the unique programming offered through the Boys & Girls Club.

The Club offers young people what they need and want most—adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.

We serve young people from throughout the greater Moorpark area, from every elementary school and middle school in Moorpark.

More information at www.bgcmoorpark.org or call 805.529.1140.