Back-to-School Ideas for Teens

  • COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Teens
  • Teens and COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
  • The Trevor Project – National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
  • Seize the Awkward – Offers a comprehensive catalog of resources for teens and young adults to talk to each other about mental health.

Activities Led by Your Favorite Milpitas Rec Instructors 

  • Cici’s Sweet Treats’ Chef Jennifer teaches you fun recipes for one: Whipped Coffee. She also demonstrates these cool arts and crafts you can try: Lava Lamp.

Other Activities for Teens

  • Participate in Santa Clara County Library District’s Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover, encourages readers of all ages to dig below the surface and discover everything from the science of everyday things. Programs for adults and teens include: Online Plant-Based Cooking Demonstration, Dungeons and Dragons, Virtual Adult Trivia, Edible Terrariums, and more!
  • Do good from home. Global Youth Service Day has turned into youth service months! Now through June 19, check out great ideas to help your community while you shelter-in-place or come up with own ideas. For every good deed you post on social media with #dogoodfromhome, the toy company will donate a toy or game to organizations caring for the children of doctors, nurses and other essential worker parents keeping our community safe during the Coronvirus shelter in place. Tag #MilpitasVCC and #MilpitasStrong to share here at home.
  • Sing online karaoke. Choose from pop, rap and hip hop, musical theatre, and more.
  • Play with your dog. Try a new backyard game.

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