The City of Hercules believes in our teen and youth population. Our goal is to provide programming that will foster human development, promote health and wellness, and increase cultural unity with life experiences. As our youth grow into teens, we want to give them a sense of belonging to the community and empower them to gain the confidence and ownership needed. Come out and enjoy the programs and activities at the Teen Center "T.H.E. S.P.O.T." (Teens of Hercules Empowering through Spirit, Perseverance, Outreach, & Teamwork). T.H.E. S.P.O.T. is located at 2007 Refugio Valley Road.
For more information about Youth and Teen Programming email Jeff Jew or call 510-799-8295
T.H.E. S.P.O.T. After School Program for Grades 6th-8th
Come on down and hang out at T.H.E. S.P.O.T.! This is just the place to be to get help with homework assignments and socialize with your peers in an exhilarating, fun, and safe environment. Our staff is there to provide assistance in all areas. Our energetic staff will provide many activities such as arts and crafts, sports, and a variety of team building games and events that are catered exclusively for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Teens will be able to experience various activities:
- Homework assistance, small group on-site homework help
- Sports activities, group games, and team building activities
- Weekly clubs, arts & crafts and board games
- Access to dual pool, air hockey, ping pong tables, lounge room with big screen television, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii and much more
- Daily snacks will be provided and concession stand is available daily to purchase food and drinks
Note: Students are to check-in after school, outside of the Hercules Middle School Multi-Purpose Room where the basketball courts are located. After check-in, staff will escort the teens to the Hercules Teen Center. Please drop off and pick up your student at the Hercules Teen Center.
2017-2018 SPOT After School Program Registration Packet
Monthly After School Program Fees
Monday-Friday (Except City Holidays)
School Dismissal - 5:30 p.m.
3 Day: $250 Residents/$312 Non-Residents
4 Day: $319 Residents/$397 Non-Residents
5 Day: $379 Residents/$473 Non-Residents
When school is out on break, come and join us at T.H.E. S.P.O.T.! Let our energetic staff keep your teens active and entertained through group games, arts & crafts, sports, and much more! Teens will also be going on field trips where they can hang out with their friends and create lifelong memories! Please sign-up now as space is limited on our field trips!
Rent the Teen Center for your next teen birthday party!
Rent out the Teen Center for your next teen birthday party! For more information visit the Facility Rental webpage.
Teen Youth Council-T.Y.C. (Ages 10-18)
The City of Hercules Teen Youth Council (T.Y.C.) is always on the go supporting and assisting with community activities and special events. Our energetic group of 6th-12th graders demonstrate leadership skills through their participation at City Council meetings, interaction with the Hercules Senior Center and their participants, and the planning of special community events. This successful program recruits active members from our very own community. If you enjoy working in our community and are great with decision making, this program is for you!
T.Y.C. Members serve as an advisory board to the Hercules Parks & Recreation Department, Community & Library Services Commission, and the Hercules City Council to give advice and make recommendations relating to the needs of the teen population of Hercules. Members also stay informed of teen and youth related issues, identify the needs, and take action to rectify when necessary.
Membership is open to teens and youth in grades 6-12. Members may be selected to participate on the executive board to represent the Middle and High School. For more information about this program email Jeff Jew or call 510-799-8295.
Online Driver's Education
This online Driver's Education course is provided by Safety Driver's Ed. DMV allows teens to receive their Learner's Permit at age 15 1/2 and a license at age 16. This class is the FIRST, required step that must be completed. This is an online course with videos, animated driving scenarios and sample test questions. Learn the rules of the road, major causes of traffic collisions, DMV procedures, etc. A licensed instructor is available to answer any questions. Receive DMV-approved certificate of completion. Registration is ongoing and you may register at any time. At the time of registration, please provide your email address to receive additional instructions from Safety Driver's Ed. To register, please use our online registration.