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.
Middle School Maker Mondays:
Middle Schoolers: come on over to BARN after school on early release days for our Maker Monday sessions! We’re enrolling now for three different series in January-February: Jewelry Skills, Explore Printmaking and Design/Build a Birdhouse. We’ve also just posted a Jewelry Skills series which will run for the month of March!
High school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on 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! Our next Teen Night is December 13. Click here for information.
Girls Who Code club:
BARN is hosting a free Girls Who Code club once again for the 2019-20 school year for girls in grades 6-12. The club meets every Thursday afternoon (except school holidays) through March 5th, from 3:45 – 5pm. Girls are guided through a progression of computer & programming skills throughout the year. We have a few spots available to join. Click here for more information.
More ways to get involved:
In addition, we are developing 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: