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Plumas to open teen center Sept. 7

Plumas County will open the Plumas Youth Undivided Teen Center, located at 173 Lawrence St. in downtown Quincy on Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

This pilot program is a new community resource to give all Plumas County teens a safe space to interact with peers and adult mentors, engage in community work, and provides access to a quiet environment for homework, with the hopes of expanding to each community in Plumas County.

The teen center is open Tuesday through Friday for the rest of the school year. Each day’s capacity is a maximum of 12 youth. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are offered to 7th and 8th grade junior high youth from 1:30-5 p.m., regardless of the school they attend. Wednesday and Friday sessions will also run from 1:30-5 p.m. and are reserved for 9th -12th grade senior high youth. The center will be closed on Mondays.

This project is a collaboration between Plumas County Public Health Agency, Plumas County Probation, and Plumas County Behavioral Health. The teen center will offer a variety of free activities including crafts, educational board games, tutoring, youth advocacy, wi-fi, and offer laptops to complete school assignments.

Sprinkled in, Public Health staff and other community leaders will offer workshops on healthy living habits, alcohol and other drug prevention, tobacco-use prevention, safe relationships, mental health awareness, and leadership skills.

Each new participant will be required to fill out a membership application, obtain a parent or guardian signature, and sign a contract to uphold the agreed-upon rules of the teen center. The Teen Center will be implementing COVID-19 mitigating practices to ensure the health and safety of all those who will be participating in the Ten Center. The Teen Center will follow all applicable guidance from the state and the county in regards to COVID-19 mitigation practices. Please use this link to register, or sign up at the youth center.  https://www.plumascounty.us/Activities?selectedCategories=3

For more information, please contact Nicole Reinert, Program Coordinator at (530) 283-6990 or email at [email protected].

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