Youth & Families

​You can help the young people in our community to develop their skills and interests. The City of Salem is committed to investing in the next generation. Through direct support and partnership, the City provides recreation activities, service learning opportunities, and other programs for the young people of Salem and their families.

What's happening
Sep. 16
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Arts and Crafts10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun creating an art or craft project, guided by an experienced instructor. Projects will be at the teacher's discretion, and may include: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Watercolor, Brush Lettering, or Painted Projects (such as rocks, wood ornaments, 3 x 3 canvas miniatures, tote bags, and decorative greeting cards).

Presenter: Brigitte Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Tai Chi Level 112:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Pringle Park
606 Church ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Start feeling the benefits of muscle relaxation, improved balance, enhanced fitness, improved flexibility and pain relief. An experienced Tai Chi instructor will be your guide. Students will meet the instructor at Pringle Hall, and then class will take place outdoors at a location in the park chosen by the instructor.

Presenter: Karen Johnson

Phone: 503-588-6303

Volunteer Recognition Event5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

2019 Volunteer Recognition Event

Phone: 503-540-2371

Sep. 17
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Flexibility 10112:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Come to the amphitheater, have fun, and get fit with this free class!

Presenter: Breanna Oberfoell

Phone: 503-588-6303

Beyond the Books: Teen Book Discussion4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Middle and high school-aged youth who love books and love to talk about books are invited to share snacks and eye-opening discussions. New participants are always welcome. September book: "The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their Lives" by Dashka Slater. Upcoming books and more information are available at the Teen Scene Desk.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Contact us

Neighborhood Enhancement Division
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97301
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