Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: The Mission of The Youth Center is to transform children's lives one family at a time through collaborative social, educational and recreational programs. Programs are funded entirely by contributions and modest activity fees. The Youth Center does not receive local, state or federal funding.

Results: In 2014, over 510 Youth Center volunteers donated over 5,260 hours of service in order to inspire hope in the lives of 1012 children. In 2015, we landed a helicopter on Los Alamitos Blvd. and produced a two-day educational life-changing Every 15 Minutes program to over 3,500 students.

Target demographics: local youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3000 local youth

Geographic areas served: Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach and surrounding communities

Programs: Free After School Program, Music Education, Rossmoor Park Summer Day Camp and Teen Camp, Every 15 Minutes Program, Leadership Academy, Learning Center, A Night Among the Stars, and Kids Night Out.

Community Stories

84 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 TrLSm

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU to everyone who works at the Youth Center. My daughter loves Music Classes. She always wanted to play a musical instrument but was afraid to fail. She decided to play saxophone this year. She met new friends, and now can play a few songs on saxophone! She is so happy about it and very proud of her achievement. I just want to tell thank you to all everyone who helps with Music Program. It's very affordable, doesn't require private classes and her instructor is ridiculously good! Thank you for making my daughter have more confidence and new friends. I am telling all my friends about your music program.

Board Member

Rating: 5

BEST AMAZING NON-PROFIT for our YOUTH in the OC! True inspiration & support for our YOUTH! PLEASE continue supporting The YOUTH CENTER!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at the Los Alamitos Youth Center and I have to say it was very pleasant! I have volunteered at several places over the years and The Youth Center is by far my favorite. The staff is amazing, friendly and very organized. They go over and beyond for the children as well as their family members. The children always seem happy and busy having fun with the many activities the Youth Center has to offer. I look forward to giving more of my time to the staff and children here at Los Alamitos Youth Center.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My three boys currently attend the Los Alamitos Youth Center during the school year, and I couldn't be more pleased. The staff is kind and courteous while maintaining a calm and safe space. The computer room is perfect for those students that want to get a jump start on their homework. While we've only utilized the LAYC during the school year, there are many other events that happen all year round. My oldest is currently looking forward to helping out the LAYC during Christmas with their Christmas tree fundraiser.
Mindy Ruiz

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The 3rd Annual Los Alamitos Youth Center Golf Tournament is an amazing vehicle to provide much needed funds for the Los Alamitos Youth Center Scholarship summer camp fund. The tournament will prove to be an amazing golf experience filled with fun games, good food, exciting competition and most of all a chance to provide funds back to the youth center. We almost have a full field of golfers so sign up now to reserve your foursome and we still have chances for sponsorship.... Make a difference for the Los Alamitos Youth Center and participate!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My kids are loving Camp SHARK! They love science experiments, sports, and contests. This is not just a regular summer camp. The Youth Center really knows how to combine learning and fun. Staff is so friendly and welcoming. Activities are so much fun, I want to go to camp. Kids want to go to camp early and don't want me to pick them up earlier than 7 p.m. As a parent, this camp by far is the best thing that happened to my family. This is our 3rd summer with Camp SHARK and my children made new friends, learned a lot, and stayed active all summer long.

Previous Stories
2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great summer camp! My kids absolutely loved every day of summer. They went on trips, learned new games, and met new friends. What a great camp in this community. So glad we moved! This is the best camp my kids ever went to. A+++++++++

1 Lina L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love working here! We offer amazing summer camps, music education, after school program, and more. Give us a try! We have an outstanding team of staff, board members, and volunteers.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is an honor to work for such an amazing organization. To see children grow up with the agency into successful adults is truly rewarding. From Music Education to Summer Camps, the Youth Center has an outstanding team of staff who work hard every day to insure that children learn, grow, and participate in fun activities or projects. If you have children, give us a try - you will not be disappointed!

Read more
1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Youth Center is such an incredible part of this community. It does so much for families and children. A++++++++

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I joined The Youth Center recently as the director of camps and volunteer coordinator.

In addition to 20 years of science teaching I had ran science-based summer camps. My graduate research focus was on shark behavior.

I have come full circle and I am doing what I love again - running camps for kids.

The Youth Center is a truly unique charitable organization. It's history is inspiring. What is most impressive is the work that is done every day with the same goal - to engage kids and provide programs that fascinate and educate.

John Manley, M.S.
Director of Camps and Volunteer Coordinator

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Lina the director, Julie, and John all of them are nice and always think about the students. All other stuff are well educated and trained. I hear the students laugh playing sports and I see some students studying hard everyday.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Lina and the Staff at the Los Alamitos Youth Center is the best!! The youth center is the only place that kids can come after school for free! I'm so impressed with the staff there! They make sure the kids come first! And they reach out to the whole community and Beyond!!!