Programs for teens aged 12 - 18 are provided through a partnership with the Library.
The Teen Center is open at the Belmont Library Monday - Friday from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Supervised by an adult, this area has tables, computers and youth are free to socialize and have light snacks.
Mondays Maker Mondays 3:30pm- Crafts, food, and music are created!
Tuesdays Teen Study Hall 3:30pm- Four computers available for students to work on school papers and homework related internet searches. The center is supervised by a professional teacher.
Wednesdays Teen Gaming 3:30pm- Wii tournaments, trivia nights and movie fun!
Thursdays Special Events 3:30pm Holiday parties, TAG meetings and Teen Book Club!
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Volunteers Outreach Involvement Community Events & Services
VOICES is a community service group of high school students from the Belmont/San Carlos area. We participate in a variety of different volunteer activities in Belmont, San Carlos, and around the Bay Area.
Each spring applicants are selected for the group to replace graduating seniors. VOICES accepts applications from students who are Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors in the spring (incoming freshman and graduating seniors are not eligible). Once applicants are accepted, they remain active in the group until they graduate high school.
VOICES meets three Mondays a month to discuss and plan upcoming events and activities. Members can expect to participate in at least one volunteer activity per month. Events are usually scheduled during the weekends so as not to interfere with classes.
In addition to volunteer events and weekly meetings, the group also has retreats occasionally for team building and to reward members for all of their hard work. Over the course of a year, retreats can range from a white water rafting trip in the summer and a snowboarding trip in the winter, or a trip to Great America.
VOICES is a Belmont Parks & Recreation Department Program. Supervision of the group is provided by Youth and Teen Recreation Specialist Sinead Cunningham (650) 595-7447 and Teen Librarian Cassandra Black (650) 591-8286.
|September||California Coastal Clean Up- environmental work|
|October||Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital- patient activity and goody bag preparation|
|November||Samaritan House of San Mateo County- food distribution for the holidays|
|December||Tenderloin After School Project- wrapping holiday gifts|
|January||Save The Bay at The Palo Alto Baylands - planting native seedlings|
|February||Father Daughter Dance- photo booth, corsage distribution, decorations and snack prep|
|March||YAC Attack Conference and Debate- California Parks and Rec youth conference|
|April||Egg Adventure Hunt, Earth Day at Twin Pines Park- youth activity tables and games|
|May||Streets Alive Parks Alive Bike Rodeo- youth activity tables and games, Great America Trip, End of Year Appreciation Dinner|
Click to see photos from recent projects!