Teen Programs

Percision Driving online 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.

Baby Sitting 101


Get ready for your first job, become a certified baby sitter with Smart Kids 101's Babysitting 101 class. Students will be taught the fundamentals of caring for kids from infant to tween! Emphasis on leadership skills, decision making and safety. Students will learn basic first aid and professionalism. Students who successfully complete this class will be issued a babysitting 101 certificate. Students do not earn a first aid certificate in this course.

Age/Grade: 11-17 years
Day: Fridays 
Dates: January 12th- February 9th
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Hammon Senior Center
Cost: $45 per session
*This course requires a minimum of 4 participants 

T.O.S.S (Teen Outdoor Survival Skills)


The Toss program is structured for 6th-12th grade students. While having fun, students will learn life survival skills hands on. We will use nature as our classroom during the multi-week program. We will be going on adventures, taking hikes and several outdoor field trips, including zip-lining, rope course, sailing and a one day trip to Yosemite. At the end of our program, the young folk will show off their new survival skills with a family camp-out! 

Grade: 6th-12th
Days: Every other Thursday 
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: Hammon Senior Center/ Patterson Teen Center
Cost: $100.00
Registration: March 5th-April 2nd  

Jr. Leader


Calling for youth ages 12-15 years old who are interested in leadership skills and volunteer opportunities. This Jr. official program is to help youth prepare teens as they get ready to enter the workforce when they turn 16. Includes: Skills in interviewing techniques , how to present themselves in a work situation, recreation leader training, CPR, First-Aid & CPS training and much more. All Jr. Leaders will have the opportunity to work the 2018 Jr. Giants program. This may include field prep, coaching, phone calls, emails and other communications between staff, parents and players. Participants will learn practical skills that can be used in the real workforce.

Age: 12-15 years old
Days: Mondays
Dates: May 7th-June 11th (May 28th Holiday)
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Patterson Teen Center
Cost: Fee
Registration: April 2nd-April 27th 

Coming Soon! 



Science Action Club! 

Patterson teens come out to the Teen Center, and learn some science! Through games, projects, and hands-on activities, youth in SAC investigate nature, document their discoveries, connect with scientist, and design strategies to protect our planet. After-school staff receive in depth training on SAC kits, activity guide books, and best practices for teaching STEM in the informal learning environment.

Age: 6th-8th grade
Day/Dates/Times: TBD
Location: Patterson Teen Center, 1040 W. LAs Palmas Ave, Suit B
Cost: FREE
Registration: This Fall