Teen Programs

Registration for all programs can be done at patterson.perfectmind.com (unless otherwise stated to visit Recreation Office)

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

Registration only at Recreation Office

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 

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 

Patterson (YAC) Youth Action Commission

The Youth Action Commission is a program that provides teens in grades 6th-8th 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, communicating, and success. This is a youth led program, which pushes the youth to make a difference on issues in their community.

How to become a YAC Member
If you would like to know more about YAC or register to be a member of YAC please call 209.895.8083 or email jhayward@ci.patterson.ca.us , or you can drop by The City of Patterson's Recreation Department or 
Patterson's Teen Center for registration information

Age: 6th-12th grade
Day: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Hammon Senior Center, 1033 W. Las Palmas Ave
Cost: Free 
Contact: 209-895-8083

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