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Make new friends and gain leadership and organizational skills participating in
Des Moines Youth Council. The Council plans civic activities during the school year and participants earn credits towards reward activities offered at the end of the year - such as trips to Wild Waves or Seattle Mariners games. Call in advance to confirm meeting dates.

Meets every Thursday
2:50 pm
Pacific Middle School

Teen Dances
Teens - kick it at Field House theme dance parties hosted by Des Moines Youth Council. Theme dances parties feature contests concessions and dancing.
  • Leader: Parks and Recreation staff
  • Grades 6 - 8: student ID required for admission, $8
Feb. 10 7:30 - 10:00 pm Field House
Mar. 31 7:30 - 10:00 pm Field House
May 19 7:30 - 10:00 pm Field House

Better Babysitters Class
Participants receive the knowledge and confidence to care for infants to school-age children through videos, activities, hands-on training and discussion for a complete learning experience. Babysitter Training teaches how to: respond to emergencies, make decisions, communicate with parents, manage children, feed, diaper and care for infants and start a babysitting business. Bring a sack lunch and a snack.
  • Instructor:Gaylynn Smith, Pro Cert.
  • $55R/68NR
  • Bring $16.50 for materials fee to instructor, first day of class. 
  • Ages 11-15 
Day Date 
Saturday January 11 8:30 am - 2:30 pm Des Moines Police Station
Saturday  March 14  8:30 am - 2:30 pm  Des Moines Police Station