Novato Youth Center

Rating: 4.29 stars   14 reviews


680 Wilson Avenue Novato CA 94947 USA


The NYC believes all youth have talents and strengths and the right to lead healthy, happy lives. Its purpose is to mobilize the community and support families to respect, nurture and guide young people, through advocacy and services for children, youth and families.

Geographic areas served:

Marin County


The novato youth center (the center) was incorporated in 1976 as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the state of california to provide various youth services primarily in northern marin county, california. Their mission is to inspire and prepare youth to succeed by supporting their development in academics and learning; health and well-being; personal enrichment through arts and athletics; and social interaction and community engagement. The center serves over 2,800 youth and their families annually through five program areas: child development and academic enrichment, including early care & education for children ages 12 months to five-years-old and the school-age programs it's all elementary! And 1-up-4 college middle school; sports leagues, offering basketball, indoor soccer and volleyball leagues; youth and family counseling, providing evidence-based individual, family and group therapy programs; adolescent health & wellness, including novato's only school-linked teen clinic, pregnancy prevention education; and community-based prevention, a collection of efforts focused on substance use, bullying and mental health through our community health advocate/promotores program, the healthy novato project and the novato blue ribbon coalition for youth (fiscal sponsor role). The center is funded from diverse sources including program fees, government grants, individual and corporate donations, and foundation grants.

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