Redding Teen Center

2981 Churn Creek Rd
(530) 242-2020


1:30 pm to 6 pm

Monday - Friday 


The Redding Teen Center was established in 2022 to support the youth in the City of Redding 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 Redding Teen Center provides a second home to many youths in our community, offering leadership, recreation, artistic, and educational programs, and activities.The Redding Teen Center is a program of Pathways to Hope for Children.


Activities offered at the Redding Teen Center:

  • Free snack every day
  • Cooking classes
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Computer Access
  • Board Games
  • Video Games
  • Air Hockey
  • Pool Tables
  • Job readiness and application help
  • Financial literacy classes
  • and Much more!

  Hope Park

Pathways to Hope for Children will recruit older adult volunteers (60+) that agree to participate in high adventure activities, meaningful engagement with teens, and commit to staffing the teen center from the hours of 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a minimum of four hours a week. All older adult volunteers will be required to complete a volunteer academy with a minimum of 20 hours of training that will include but not be limited to: mental health first aid for youth, suicide awareness, motivational interviewing, mentoring, healthy relationships, teen dating violence, sexual assault prevention and intervention, domestic violence awareness, mandated child abuse reporter training, the 40-Developmental Assets, Hope theory and much more. The volunteer older adults will be put through a background check, fingerprinted, and cleared through the National Sex Offender Registry before interacting with youth.

Teens participating in this project will be selected through outreach in local high schools, youth groups, community programs and referrals from partner agencies. The Hope Park Project will focus on teen exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, marginalized communities, communities of color, low-income youth and youth from at-risk environments. 

The teens and older adults will participate together in high adventure activities such as whitewater river rafting, high-ropes course, hiking, boating and more.  These shared experiences will create a bond that will allow for each generations needs to be met.

Pathways to Hope for Children will craft the multifaceted The Hope Park Project. The core is to create a teen center in Redding and utilize the existing teen center in Anderson to create a multi-generational hub where older adults and teens can come together. 

One goal is to provide meaningful activities for older adults to help prevent the negative physical and mental health effects of loneliness and the other goal is to give teens a safe place to gather at a time of day that they are most often to engage in risky behavior. The result will be a multi-generational community that will be beneficial to all involved.


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.



If you would like to donate to the Redding Teen Center please reach out to

Redding Teen center Wish List

  • 2 large Bean bag chairs
  • Iron and Board
  • Beads
  • String
  • Wire
  • Earring making kit
  • Key chain kit
  • 4 Hot glue guns and 500 glue sticks
  • Modeling kits (cars, airplanes, etc)
  • Sharpies (200, All colors)
  • Modeling clay
  • Paints- Large bottles of tempura paint all colors
  • Acrylic Paint all colors
  • Cardstock 1000 sheets
  • Pens 100
  • Pencils 100
  • Electronic drum set
  • 200 guitar picks
  • Base guitar
  • 20 patch cords
  • 30 dry erase markers
  • 300 sticks of Chalk
  • Dry erase board cleaner
  • 5 dry erase board erasers
  • Chalk board eraser
  • 4 gaming chairs
  • Board games: Monopoly, Mancala, Clue, Scattergorries, Pictionary, Telestrations, skip-bo, 12 packs of playing cards, checkers, chess, warewolf, pandemic
  • Coffee/hot chocolate corner for youth- Torani syrup in the flavors of Carmel and Vanilla, Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Large box of hot cups, hot cup lids, hot cup sleeves. Coffee and espresso. Espresso machine
  • 3 large area rugs
  • Hot Plates
  • Crock pots
  • Large Drink dispensers
  • 4000 disposable paper hot or cold cups
  • Large contractor size trash can bags
  • 1000 pack of paper plates
  • Apple TV or Roku streaming sticks
  • Industrial cotton candy machine
  • Food handling gloves
  • Industrial hotdog cooking machine
  • 50 pounds of unpopped popcorn
  • Different sized paintbrushes
  • Small canvases
  • Large Canvases
  • Stencils for drawing
  • Large punching bags, 6 sets of punching gloves
  • Storage decorative baskets
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • 9 volt batteries
  • Colored pencils-variety
  • Watercolor paints
  • Boxes of popcicle sticks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissue
  • Food Thermometers
  • Serving Utensils
  • Napkins (for dispensers)
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Foil
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Zip Lock Bags (freezer & storage)
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Exercise/Yoga Mats
  • Outside Bike Rack
  • Extra Emergency Clothing (t-shirts, shorts, sweats, etc.)
  • Ball Pumps & Extra Needles
  • Step Ladder
  • Shelving or Cabinet in Office Space to Store Office Supplies