The mission of the Santa Barbara Police Activities League’s Twelve35 Teen Center is to provide a safe place for teens to participate in quality programs, activities, and have resources available to them in a positive recreational setting that will empower, develop and encourage productive interactions with law enforcement and their peers while recognizing them as important members of the community.
The Twelve35 Teen Center offers structured classes in various fields such as the arts, dance, technology, and personal enrichment. In order to extend the learning day within the heavily-cut public school programming, the Teen Center is centrally located in downtown Santa Barbara and operates after school Monday thru Friday. The Center works to provide a safe and encouraging environment in which students can grow, learn, and thrive.
The “Campership Alliance” was established in 2000 for low income families to provide one place to go to find summer camp scholarships for their children. During the spring of each year, SBPAL contacts the alliance partners and establishes a list of camp scholarships available. SBPAL then sends out written notification to previous participants and those referred by school advocates of upcoming camps available during the summer. Registration takes place over a two week period of time for the more than 400 camp opportunities made available each summer. Campership participants are given the opportunity to participate in an experience that will enrich and expand their interests, hobbies, and passions.
Camps begin in early June and continue through the end of August. Camps include junior lifeguards, zoo camps, science camps, day camps, overnight camps, Cops N Kids, engineering camp, and many more! SBPAL also provides transportation throughout the summer to and from camp for those who have no other means of transportation.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The Youth Leadership Council is comprised of a group of motivated and ambitious high school students. They set out to do community beautification projects, travel across the country for leadership conferences and volunteer with other non-profits around Santa Barbara.
The purpose of our Youth Leadership Council (YLC) is for youth to explore, discuss, and recommend effective ways to engage themselves in the activities of their PAL and their community. Membership in the Youth Leadership Council provides youth with leadership opportunities, education, new relationships and lots of fun as they work with their peers for the betterment of their PAL and their community.
The Youth Leadership Council is open to any local high school student who is committed to community service and personal development. There are academic requirements along with other qualifications to join the council. If you’re interested in attending please contact SBPAL to set up an interview with our Council Adviser.
SANTA BARBARA POLICE EXPLORERS POST
The Santa Barbara Police Department Explorer Post is a volunteer organization for young adults, age 14 to 21, who have an interest in a career in law enforcement. The Explorer Post provides in-depth education in skills such as leadership, interpersonal communication, community relations, command presence, career planning, and more. The Santa Barbara Police Explorer Post is supervised by the Santa Barbara Police Department Beat Coordinators.
RENT THE TEEN CENTER FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT
Memberships is free. Looking for a great place to host your next family gathering, birthday party, dance, meeting, or fundraiser? Twelve35 offers the convenience and desirability of a downtown location with the aesthetic charm of Santa Barbara. This facility comes equipped with hardwood floors, a tv, various games, a jukebox, a large kitchen sink, and plenty of space to set up a food and drink area. For more information or to rent the Twelve35 Teen Center, please call (805) 962-5560.