2889 East Center Street
(530) 365-9021


The Anderson Teen Center was established in 2001 to support the youth in the City of Anderson and outlying areas. The Teen Center serves teens ages 13-17 (and 18 if still enrolled in high school). The Teen Center engages youth in activities that contribute toward their growth into responsible and caring members of our community. Through our programs, teens learn to identify their strengths and build upon those strengths when making decisions and personal choices.

The Anderson Teen Center provides a second home to many youths in our community, offering leadership, recreation, artistic, and educational programs, and activities. The Anderson Teen Center Advisory Board works in partnership with teen center staff to help support the Anderson Teen Center through its advisory, fundraising, and promotional efforts. Shasta County Probation Department and generous donations from the community provided fiscal support. The Anderson Teen Center is a program of Pathways to Hope for Children.


Mondays 2:30-6PM

Tuesdays 2:30-6PM

Wednesdays 1:30-6PM

Thursdays 2:30-6PM

Fridays 2:30-6PM



Activities at the Anderson Teen Center include mindfulness exercises, games, cooking classes, art, music, athletics, computer access, and evidence-based programs such as Boys Council, Girls Circle, Life Skills, Teen Work Skills Training and much more. A snack is provided daily from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. Teens can also enjoy all the amenities of the Anderson Teen Center:

  • Pool Tables
  • Foosball
  • Air Hockey
  • Basketball Court
  • Homework Help

A Schedule of Activities and Special Hours & Closures will be posted on our Facebook page Anyone having questions is encouraged to call the Anderson Teen Center at (530) 365-9021 or email



Boys Council is a strengths-based group approach to promote boys’ and young men’s safe and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years.


Girls Circle is a structured support group for girls that integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls.


A research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, opioid misuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors.


Project TND is an effective, interactive substance abuse prevention program. Project TND focuses on factors that predict tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, violence-related behaviors, and other problem behaviors among youth.


TWiST is an 8-10-week Teen Work Skills program that focuses on teaching and developing new skills that build knowledge, character, and self-confidence in teens.


Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.  Mindfulness helps teens build resilience and work through their emotions while practicing self-care.