- Classes are offered in arts, dance and drama, martial arts, games and sports and more.
- Outdoor classes are offered in stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, rafting, mt. biking, sailing, skateboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and more.
- Aquatic classes are offered in swim lessons, springboard diving, water polo, junior aquatic staff, lifeguarding and more.
Teen Court(Ages 12-17)
Make a difference in your community through service in one of Eugene's neighborhood Teen Courts. As a court member, you will gain experience in decision making, communication, law and ethics. You will give youthful defendants an opportunity to take responsibility and regain a clean juvenile record. Help your fellow students, your community and yourself through this important volunteer service.
West Eugene and Bethel Teen Courts hold neighborhood peer hearings to recommend consequences for qualifying nonviolent juvenile offenders. Participation by defendants is voluntary and limited to those admitting guilt.
Youths act as jurors, case presenters, defendant advisers, bailiffs and court clerks. Courtroom outcomes are recognized by the Lane County Department of Youth Services.
If you are 12-17 years old and live or attend school in the Eugene area, you probably qualify as a court member. Teen Court volunteer hours apply towards most school community service requirements.
- Petersen Barn Center, 870 Berntzen Rd., Eugene, OR 97402
- Ph: 541-682-6376, Contact office for court hours
- Program supervisor: Billy Hernandez
Other Teen Opportunities
Choose from dynamic opportunities for self-expression and personal growth. These groups set their own goals and activities.
ACT-SO (Afro-American Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Ages 14-18
ACT-SO is an enrichment program designed to recruit, stimulate, improve and encourage high academic achievement among African American high school students. Community volunteers mentor high school students to promote academic and artistic excellence. Contact Peter Chavannes at 541-682-6359.
LIT (Leaders in Training) Ages 13-16
Amazon Community Center’s Leaders in Training program offers youth the training, guidance and structure needed to volunteer and intern in their community. Youth are equipped with time management tools, self-evaluation processes, public speaking and self-advocacy skills and critical thinking methods. The intended impact of the LIT program is to see youth develop the skills needed to not only be well employed, but to learn the benefits of serving their community. Contact Josh Lutje at 541-682-6304. Program brochure
Y2MiH (Youth 2 Make it Happen) Ages 14-18
Are you an artist? Play in a band? Want to put on a dance or a play? Want to make an impact in your community by organizing a special event? If any of these sound like you, let the Recreation Division contribute resources, facilities and support to your event. Y2MiH works with high school students who want their voices heard, their vision seen and their ideas shared. Contact Tanya Thornton at 541-682-6042.