Teen Programs

Babysitting 101

Get ready for your first job, become a certified babysitter with Smart Kids 101's Babysitting 101 class. Students will be taught the fundamental of caring for kids from infant to tween! Emphasis on leadership skills, decision making, safety and students will learn basic first aid and professionalism. Students will also get a chance to gain local family clients at our Meet the Babysitter event after gaining their certificate.

Age: 11-17 years
Days: Fridays
Dates: March 10th - April 7th
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Patterson Teen Center
Cost: $45/Session
Other Details: This course requires a minimum of 4 participants

Registration: Feb. 7th. Register online at http://activenet.active.com/patterson or walk in the Recreation Department at 1033 W Las Palmas Ave.


Would you like to escape the ordinary? Teen Outdoor Survival Skills (T.O.S.S) is an Adventure Club where you can meet friends who share the same passions, and conquer new challenges with you. This club focus is on outdoor youth leadership and preparation for our hiking trips and a 4 night, 5 day trip to Yosemite National Park this summer.

Age: 11-17
Day: Fridays
Dates: March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
July 7th, 14th, 21st

Yosemite Trip: July 23rd - 27th
**All Day and Overnight

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: $50
Location:Teen Center
Other Details: Registration begins February 3rd. You can register online at http://activenet.com/patterson or in person at the Recreation Department located at 1033 W Las Palmas Ave.

TOSS 2017 Schedule of Events & Things to Consider 

Precision Driving Online Driver’s Education
Complete your driver’s education requirement from home, on your computer, tablet or other device. This is an interactive online course. Learn the rules of the road, DMV procedures and driver responsibility. Sign up anytime!

Age: 15 ½ and up
Days: Online course allows you to choose any day you’d like to work on the course!
Date: Per participant schedule
Time: 24/7 Location: Online
Cost: $25.00

California Requirements for Driver’s License- Under 18 years:
  • Complete Driver’s Education, Receive Certificate of Completion.
  • Submit application to DMV & pay licensing fee.
  • Pass written test & vision test at DMV.
  • Complete 6 hours of Driver’s Training from a professional driving school.
  • Complete 50 hours of supervised practice with CA, Licensed Driver who is 25 years or older (10 of these hours must be at night)Have permit for at least 6 months.

Patterson Youth Action Commission
The Youth Action Commission is a program that provides teens 6th-12th with activities and learning experiences that teach leadership, social skills, problem solving, and team building skills; while promoting community and cultural awareness. We value and promote youth ideas, input, involvement, diversity, communication, and success. This is a youth led program, so that the youth can make a difference on teen issues in their community.

How to Become a YAC member:
If you would like to become a member of YAC you can drop by the Hammon Senior Center to pick up a registration form. If you have any questions regarding the Youth Action Commission, please see the contact information listed.

Fee: No Fee
Contact: (209)895-8083, or

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