by Patricia Feager, 2/20/2017
This is Part 3 for families moving to North Texas to discover what local cities offer Teens. For this segment, the focus is on the City of Denton. Seeking opportunities for teens can be a challenge. It helps to know in advance what parents and teens can expect when making a decision where to move. Teens need advice and guidance when exploring while testing their wings. Understanding what teens want and need to help shape their future is an important part of the decision-making process. As mentioned in the previous two parts of this series, three good beginnings may include the following: 1) DISD (Denton Independent School District), 2) LISD (Lewisville Independent School District for Lewisville and Flower Mound), 2) Public Libraries, 3) Church and Ministry Groups/Organizations. One might compare the City of Denton to the Cities of Lewisville and Flower Mound:
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY, DENTON, TEXAS
Texas Women's University (open to young men and women) knows the fashion world and how teens with a flare for creativity in fashion, merchandising, textiles, jewelry, and fabrics can learn all about the booming fashion industry. Students will learn how to sketch, sew, design, and interpret fashion trends while creating their own unique style. Fashion Camps for Juniors are held at the TWU campus June 12-16, 2017, Teen Fashion Design Camp June 19-23, 2017, and a second Junior Fashion Design Camp July 24-28, 2017.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS NIKE TENNIS CAMP
Programs are available for teens ages 13-18. Students will learn world-class tennis training from UNT Tennis Coach, Sujay Lama. Sujay has worked across the United States, Europe, and Asia, and has "mentored eight student-athletes to 16 all-conference honors in the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA leagues."
Volunteering is more than just giving up your time. It's an opportunity to give back to the community by participating in projects that benefit the community. Volunteers develop leadership skills while working in teams. By investing time in United Way teens can expect to know and understand the existence of social problems, why they exist, and what they can do to help find solutions.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference