The Collings Teen Center is a DBA of Campus Life Connection, a faith-based 501(c)3 corporation serving the Sacramento region since 1992. Campus Life Connection is a branch of the global organization Youth for Christ, serving millions of youth nationally and globally in almost 150 countries since 1944.
Regionally, Campus Life has established a remarkable track record of caring for Sacramento youth in a wide diversity of ways. Some of Campus Life’s programming is faith-oriented and some – like the everyday work of the Collings Teen Center – is faith-neutral. But all Campus Life staff and programming are dedicated to meeting the practical, educational, spiritual, and social needs of teens in the Sacramento region.
Campus Life’s current programming includes such wide-ranging offerings as:
- Crossover Basketball Hundreds of students from area schools participate in recreational basketball leagues, AAU traveling teams, and after-school Life Skills programs, concentrating on the development of character, confidence, responsibility, and faith. CrossoverBasketball.org
- Point Break Workshops These day-long workshops are designed to promote resiliency among high-school students by equipping them to become agents of change. Point Break allows young people an atmosphere to open up and talk about issues that cause anger and hopelessness, and provides them strategies for working together and overcoming those issues. PointBreakOnline.com
- City Life Sayonara Center Located in Citrus Heights, this center focuses on reaching at-risk young people and their families through after-school programs targeting educational advancement. SayonaraYouthCenter.org
- Teen Centers Since 1992, Campus Life has operated teen centers in Elk Grove, Carmichael, and West Sacramento, with a focus on safe after-school environments and empowerment.
- Campus Life and City Life Clubs For decades, Campus Life and City Life clubs have been a staple of outreach from Elk Grove to Nevada City to West Sacramento and everywhere in between. These weekly clubs stress spiritual, social, and experiential growth for both middle- and high-school students.