Our vision: All Sonoma Valley teens are prepared for future opportunities.

 

Our mission: Teen Services Sonoma engages and supports teens and young adults with work-readiness skills and experiences that empower them to succeed.

 

 

Employing Teens Empowering Dreams

Since 1991, we have worked with Sonoma Valley schools, local businesses, and other youth-serving organizations to provide work-readiness skills and experiences that prepare teens for successful employment in a career of their choosing.

There are three phases to our approach:

Engage – Building comfort, trust, and self-confidence in a safe environment with caring adults at one of our two drop-in centers: the Teen Center and the No Name Café.

Employ – Through our Ready to Work program, we provide work-readiness training, work-based learning opportunities, job placement services, and coaching.

Empower – TSS teens gain the skills, experiences, and confidence to succeed.

 

Teen Services Sonoma

In collaboration with schools, local businesses, and other youth serving agencies we provide employment and career resources and life skills support. Our programs include the operation of micro businesses, work readiness training, on-the-job-training, and job placement services. Our process allows teens to gain practical, on-the-job experience, helping to prepare them for meaningful careers in trades, occupations, professions, and small-business ownership.
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Teen Services SonomaSaturday, July 30th, 2016 at 11:00am
Don't miss the Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, August 13th! We will be there along with other great local organizations!
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Teen Services SonomaFriday, July 22nd, 2016 at 12:30pm
Attention golfers! Sign up now for the Rockin' H Ranch Vineyards and Broderick General Engineering charity golf tournament on September 1st that will benefit Teen Services Sonoma, Food For Thought and Wheelchair Foundation.
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Teen Services SonomaThursday, July 21st, 2016 at 11:30am
We recently received a grant from Exchange Bank to purchase a new freezer for the Teen Center! This will help our Lovin' Oven program to expand their services! Becky Elster and Juan Lobato from Exchange Bank stopped by and along with our Executive Director, Cristin Felso and some enthusiastic teens celebebrate the installation of the freezer.
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Teen Services Sonoma added 8 new photos.Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 11:30am
The summer welding class is under way at Hanna Boys Center. The students have learned TIG, MIG and Stick welding, how to torch cut and use a plasma cutter. Their teachers are local blacksmith, Anastatia Chiurco and Hanna Boys Center's welding teacher, Mike Snowden. They have made dinner bells, steak turners and some yard art. The seven week long class will conclude on July 30th when the students receive their certificates of completion.
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Teen Services Sonoma added 9 new photos to the album: Cowboy Cab 2016.Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 at 10:51am
On June 5th we held our annual Cowboy Cab fundraiser! Over 300 people came out to support our work and enjoyed a great party!

All photos taken by Miller Oberlin
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Teens Visit KPIX

A group of our teens recently visited the KPIX News in San Francisco. They were able to meet with the anchors and learn what goes into creating the broadcasts.

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Thank You Oberlin Photography!

  We would like to thank Miller Oberlin of Oberlin Photography for so generously donating his time to take all the photos for Cowboy Cab this year, in addition to many times throughout the year! We are so lucky to have him as a friend and resource!   Miller W. Oberlin is a Bay Area Learn more…

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