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Public invited to talk about teen centers

Staff reports

The organizational group trying to bring a teen center to the Valley wants to invite the public to a discussion with the director of a California teen center.

Joyce Arredondo, director of the North Area Teen Center of Carmichael, will speak to the group about how the teen center got started, operating expenses and what to expect.

Teens are especially urged to attend, said Kelli Taylor of Juvenile Probation Department. The meeting will be held Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Douglas High School library.

At the March 30 meeting, Taylor said the group decided to let teens pick the name of the center and the group that hopes to open it.

“The teens will come up with a name. It’s up to them – it’s their center,” she said.

Taylor said some equipment has already been donated to the group, including skate ramps, an air hockey table, a ping pong table, a pool table and video games.

“Everyone has been really great about providing items and their time,” she said.

Anyone who wants to donate items or money to the group can contact Taylor at 782-9813.