We hope youth and families find many opportunities to become active at BARN! The classes and programs listed on the Youth & Teen Calendar are specifically designed for youth & teens. In addition, all classes at BARN are open to 14 and above, unless noted otherwise. You can check our Evening & Weekend Classes calendar to see which of our regular classes are available outside of school hours.
Summer Youth & Teen Classes 2020:
It’s still unclear when and how BARN will re-open, but we do know we will be offering a variety of opportunities for youth & teens to learn. It is likely to be a combination of online classes with (we hope!) some in-person classes as well. The lineup we had originally planned for the summer is still online, but we expect we will be modifying our plans in the coming weeks to shift some in-person classes to later in the summer, and move other classes to Zoom in the interest of safety. Thank you for your patience as we adapt to the changing cicumstances. You may click on the calendar on this page to browse our current list of offerings, and keep in mind that full refunds will be given for cancellations. Please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Summer Youth & Teen Classes.
High school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN at our monthly Teen Nights! Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends! Teen Nights will resume when BARN re-opens after the COVID-19 closure.
Middle School Maker Mondays:
Middle Schoolers: come on over to BARN after school on early release days for our Maker Monday sessions! We don’t have any more series happening this school year, but we look forward to running Middle School Maker Mondays again sometime in the 2020-21 school year.
Girls Who Code club:
BARN has wrapped up our ‘Girls Who Code’ club for the 2019-20 school year. We look forward to hosting again in 2020-21! Girls will be guided through a progression of computer & programming skills throughout the year. Check this page in late August for information about our our 2020-21 club that will begin in late September.
More ways to get involved:
In addition to the events above, we have other opportunities for youth to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, engage in our studios and learn from BARN artisans:
Teen Council: High school and middle school students can help guide and direct BARN’s youth offerings.
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. We also have limited paid summer internships in partnership with Bainbridge Youth Services. Please contact BYS to inquire.
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 on any of these activities, please contact: