Teen Life in Gwinnett


A list of resources for teens in Gwinnett County, Georgia, focused on
promoting positivity and empowerment!


planet fitness

High School Summer Pass – FREE Membership at Planet Fitness — FREE!!
Ages: ages of 14-19
When: May 15, 2023 – August 31, 2023
WherePlanet Fitness Locations
Details: “Starting May 15th, teens between the ages of 14-19 can work out for free all summer long!”
Step 1: Pre-register (parents/guardian sign up those under 18 online or at club)
Step 2: Download App
Step 3: Visit home club starting May 15th for FREE
CLICK HERE to learn More


teen drivers
Driver’s License Resources
Your teen has FREE digital resources to help them study for their driver’s license!
They can gain access to practice tests and official manual needed to pass the test!
To get started, visit here

Ongoing Opportunities

Scholastic Kids Press program

Ongoing Opportunity: Writing Opportunity for Scholastic Kids Press
Ages: 10-14
Deadline: June 1

“Know a kid with a talent for writing and a passion for journalism? Encourage them to apply to the award-winning Scholastic Kids Press program!
Students must be ages 10–14 to be considered.
Applications must be received by June 1!”
Scholastic editors annually select Kid Reporters based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail. The new Kid Reporter team will be announced in the fall

CLICK HERE to learn more

Building Unstoppable Self-Confidence for Teens: The Fail-Safe Formula for Finding Yourself, Overcoming Limitations and Creating Your Best Life from the Inside Out

This book offers practical strategies and techniques for building self-confidence, such as identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs, developing a positive mindset, setting and achieving goals, and cultivating self-acceptance. These strategies are presented in a clear and accessible way, making it easy for teenagers to put them into practice.


Paid Tutoring Opportunity
Ages: College Students (in Education Program)

GCPS – Support Enrichment and Achievement (SEA) Program Tutors 2023-24
– Opportunity for CURRENT college students

START DATE: 6/12/2023

Who: Must be current college student admitted to the Educator Prep Program in the School of Education.

Pay: $18/hr

CLICK HERE to see more

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Ongoing Opportunity: Youth Advisory Board
Ages: High School Students
Deadline: May 5
Youth Advisory Board (Deadline May , 2023)

When: 2023-2024 school year
Who: High School Students
Details: An initiative of GUIDE, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of high school students from across Gwinnett County who come together to learn leadership skills, provide input to various aspects of GUIDE programming and conduct substance abuse prevention projects.
YAB members are committed to positively impacting the community, as well as making responsible and healthy personal choices.
More Details: Throughout the school year, YAB members take part in monthly meetings and help plan things like youth leadership trainings, community-wide events and peer-prevention campaigns designed to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
CLICK HERE to see more
***** Deadline is May 5 *******

Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between –

This book will provide your teenager with practical skills that they can use throughout their life and offers step-by-step guidance on how to do all of these things and more.

Ongoing: Youth & Family Advisory Board (YFAB)

Ongoing: Youth & Family Advisory Board (YFAB)
Ages: 15-23, and parents/guardians of those in these age ranges.
Deadline: Applications Due by Friday, July 14, 2023

GUIDE, Inc. is excited to announce the newly developed statewide Youth & Family Advisory Board (YFAB) supported by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). This board engages youth, ages 15-23, and parents/guardians of those in these age ranges in providing feedback, input, support and voice to statewide prevention projects across Georgia.

YFAB members are trained through a combination of Zoom and in-person events on related and relevant topics including, but not limited to, advocacy, substance use trends, the Strategic Prevention Framework, leadership, communication, teamwork, public speaking and facilitation. Each YFAB member participates regularly on a committee and meets with the entire YFAB at least twice per year.
CLICK HERE to Learn More
******* Friday, July 14, 2023 *******

good neighbor teen club

Ongoing: Kindness Club
Ages: 12-17
Good Neighbor Teen Club
(Meets in Norcross)
Who: Teens ages 12-17
What: The Good Neighbor Teen Club is looking for teens, ages 12-17, looking to make an impact in their community. Learn valuable life skills as a member of the Good Neighbor Teen Club at the Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center! As members, teens participate in community projects, discuss teen topics, and receive mentorship from the Atlanta Hawks and other community leaders. As a member of the club, teens will receive mentorship from the Atlanta Hawks, State Farm agents and Lucky Shoals Park staff. Be a part of one of the best teen clubs in town!
When: Monthly: The second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center (meeting room (#115), 4651 Britt Road Norcross, GA 30093 PHONE: 678/277-0860
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Volunteer Opportunities

Gwinnett Animal Welfare & Enforcement

AGES 12-17


Volunteer with Gwinnett Animal Welfare & Enforcement

Ages: Currently you must 18 years old to volunteer.
Ages 12-17 may volunteer with parent volunteer.

Gwinnett Animal Welfare & Enforcement (GAWE) shelter relies heavily on our volunteer staff, whether you can help an hour or all day it makes a difference in the welfare of the animals in our care.  There are many volunteer opportunities from helping the public or behind the scenes where laundry runs constantly and washing baskets of feed bowls. All volunteers will be with a senior shelter volunteer or kennel officer to start their volunteer activities.

Our volunteer program continues to grow and is a necessary part of everyday life at AWE. Serving as a volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational and fun. Our volunteers are committed, caring individuals who positively impact the lives of our animals. The valuable support and service they provide is truly appreciated by the animals, staff and visitors.

Next Steps: All Gwinnett County volunteers are required to agree and complete the waiver/release and consent forms before participation in any volunteer project or event. Please download, print, and fill out the required consent form. E-mail your completed waiver/release and consent form to the Event Organizer for approval.  [email protected]

This volunteer opportunity is not eligible for court-ordered community service hours.
Location: Gwinnett Animal Welfare & Enforcement, 884 Winder Hwy.
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30045
Link to Volunteer Page

Who: Ages 5-17
ONGOING – Monthly Meetings


 K.I.R.A. Club (Kids Interested in Rescuing Animals) (Duluth)
What: Animal rescue, compassion, and kindness can and should be taught at a young age. That is why we developed the KIRA Club, in memory of Kira Serisky, a sweet girl who loved caring for orphaned kittens. Thanks to a grant from Orphan Kitten Club and Kitten Lady in Kira’s memory, we started this program to help educate and inspire kids who are interested in rescuing animals. We know this program is making a difference in the lives of these children. It is our hope that they grow up with empathy and understanding of animal welfare.

When: Monthly Meetings: This club has monthly meetings that consist of age-specific crafts or projects, speakers or presentations, and opportunities to meet a few special furry guests. The kids can ask questions and dig as deep into animal rescue as they like!
Ages: 5-17
1) KIRA KITTENS (AGES 5-9) – Parents for children under 10 years old should be present during the meeting, but can utilize our conference room and Wifi as needed.
2) KIRA CATS (AGES 10-17) – The KIRA Cats will explore animal rescue and animal welfare more in depth with opportunities to volunteer in between classes at cat adoption centers and our thrift store. We will discuss opportunities to foster, bottle feed, host donation drives, and/or have rescue field trips during future meetings.

NEXT STEP: Learn more & sign-up for monthly meetings CLICK HERE
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


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