Totally Teens

San Diego teens! Here you'll find contests, events, scholarship information, volunteer opportunities and resources for tweens and teens in San Diego County. Come back every month for new events and information.

» Parents of teens! Find great articles and resources to help your parenting journey in our Just For You: Teens section.

Teens can have fun volunteering for ArtWalk @ Liberty Station.


Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest. Students, ages 16 & up, are invited to join this monthly contest where they can receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Simply write an essay in response to the question of the month. The top five entries with the most votes in social media will be reviewed, and one winner will receive the college scholarship. Details at


"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Don't miss this classic musical about love, loss and revenge, and showcases a superb Stephen Sondheim score. July 29-Aug. 14. Fri. & Sat., 7 pm; Sun., 2 pm. For tickets, visit website. Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park.

Cannibals: Myth & Reality. This one-of-a-kind exhibit lets you discover that cannibals aren’t who you think they are. Step into an apothecary shop to find out how the human body has been used as medicine, take a closer look at cannibalism in pop culture, play a giant Operation-style game that teaches visitors about the caloric value of the human body and more. Open daily, 10 am-5 pm. Special fees apply. Recommended for ages 10 & up. San Diego Museum of Man, Balboa Park.

Young Performers @ La Jolla Playhouse: Tech Theatre. This special class introduces young people in grades 7-12 to the exciting work that goes on behind the scenes to make a production happen. Aug. 1-5. For details, fees and to register, visit

My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action. Discover the secret life of your favorite superheroes in this new exhibit of international artwork where artists re-imagine and give new interpretation to iconic superhero imagery. Through Aug. 14. Thurs.-Sat., 10 am-5 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm. $5-$8; ages 12 & under free. The Museum at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.


TOPSoccer. This local soccer program for young athletes with special needs provides a fun and safe environment for them to participate in organized sports. Support the program by being a soccer buddy, and enjoy a rewarding experience! Learn more at

City of Poway's Teen Volunteer Program. Assist the Community Services staff in planning, organizing and facilitating various recreation activities for the City of Poway and surrounding communities. Volunteer duties may include games and sports, arts and crafts, music, outdoor activities and more. Must be at least 14 years old. For details and to apply, email or go to


Do you have a story to tell? Do you have an opinion on a current issue? We’re looking for writers, ages 13-18, to be published as guest columnists for our Teen Life column. Essay must be no more than 800 words. Submit articles via email as a text document to For guidelines, visit our “Teen Life & Youth Voices” page.

Help Spread the Word! Email information about events, contests, scholarships and volunteer opportunities for teens to Include brief description, date, time, address, cost, contact number and website. Submission does not guarantee publication. Deadline for the October issue: September 1.

» Visit our summer camp section to read Teens Wanted: Counselors in Training, a list of great summer camp volunteer opportunities for San Diego teens.

» To find more volunteer opportunities, visit our Donations, Volunteers, and Local Fundraisers page.

Updated: July 2016