My name is Jess Henderson, and I’ve just joined the BARN staff as Program Manager. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you in the coming months – please stop by and say hi!
One of my top priorities is to further develop programs for youth and teens so we can better meet the needs of the younger people in our community. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Please join us at BARN for a youth program discussion on Wednesday, April 24th.
Join Us for a
Discussion at BARN
Wednesday, April 24
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
BARN would like to expand our programs for young people in the community, and we’re looking for input from kids, teens, parents, grandparents, and interested community members.
What kinds of classes and events would you like to see for young people? When are the best times to offer programs? What are other barriers that may be getting in the way of young people being involved at BARN?
Please join us from 7-8 pm on Wednesday, April 24th for guided conversations designed for you to brainstorm and share your ideas for the future.
We look forward to working with you to help meet the needs of young people in our community!
No need to register, just drop on by. All ages are welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Teen Nights at BARN!
On the second Friday of each month, BARN opens its doors to give high school students a time devoted to them. On Teen Nights, which run from 6 pm to 9 pm, high school students can enjoy free food and beverages at one of the tables or comfortable chairs in the Commons. They can also get their hands and head engaged in a project in one of BARN’s Studios. The upcoming dates are April 12, and May 10. Bring friends. Meet new friends. Teens can come find out how BARN works and learn how to make it a regular part of their lives. There’s no need to register, and the event is free.
Teen Nights at BARN are made possible by a generous grant from the Bainbridge Community Foundation.
Opportunities for youth at BARN
We hope youth and families find many opportunities to become active at BARN. The classes and programs listed in the Youth Calendar are either specifically designed for youth or have been “tagged” by studios because the event topic might be of interest to youth. All classes at BARN are open to 14 and above, unless noted otherwise.
More ways to get involved:
In addition, we are developing other opportunities for youth to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, engage our artisan studios and learn from BARN Artisans.
Internships: BARN is fueled by volunteers. Join the BARN team as a volunteer, and as a high school student, you could apply for an unpaid Work Experience Credit.
Youth Council: High school and middle school students can help guide and direct BARN’s youth offerings.
Community Service: Get involved in any of the community service projects at BARN.
Independent Studies/Mentorships: If you are interested in Independent Studies through your local high school, contact your school counselor.
Partnerships: We would love to chat with representatives of schools, youth and community groups on how to connect our programs with yours.
For more information or if you want an introduction to BARN, please contact: