What We Do:
Teens Connect supports, engages, and empowers teens through collaborative programs centered around art and wellness, peer mentoring and volunteer projects. We provide positive opportunities for youth to discover their self-identity, express their voice and have lasting social impact.Teens that volunteer gain new perspectives of our community and world, learn empathy and compassion, improve confidence and self esteem, and develop unique problem-solving skills. Teens Connect is developing a comprehensive database of volunteer opportunities specifically for teenagers in Napa County. This database is integrated within the CVNL website. Teens are able to search for opportunities specific to their age and interests, as well as receive information about ongoing opportunities as they arise. Projects include working with animals, children, seniors, community organizations and the environment. Click here to check out new teen friendly volunteer opportunities!
Who We Are:
PROGRAMSTeen ToolsWe offer wellness tools that help teens find personal meaning as individuals, as well as connection with others. Art classes, empowerment groups, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, nutrition, yoga and time in nature are ways we help teens connect to themselves.Teens SpeakWe give teens a voice in our community, through writing and speaking opportunities. Teens write monthly articles, hold interviews and discussions, ask for advice, publish stories, and make in-person presentations to local service groups, school boards and councils in order to educate our community on the issues facing our teens today.Teens SupportIn collaboration with the NVUSD and Mentis, we offer support through Teens Connect events, therapy groups and empowerment groups. Our goal is to have many layers of support for students on campus.Teens GiveTogether with the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, we connect students to community service opportunities. Our comprehensive database includes volunteer opportunities specifically for teens in Napa County. The goal is to make volunteering as accessible as possible.