Youth Program

There are 95 programs in the Youth Program Category.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: Youth under the age of 19 years.
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village residents by collaborating with the larger community to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes economic development and small business.APSARA works with other agencies to provide youth programs at Park Village Apartments and at neighboring communities. The programs include: after school tutoring, volunteer opportunity for high ...

Boy Scouts of America-Greater Yosemite Council (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts)
Eligibility: Male youth ages 7 to 20 years old, female youth ages 14 to 20 years old.
Fees: Annual registration $24.

Boy Scouts of America activities include camping, hiking, citizens training and leadership development. The Boy Scouts also has a program which encourages young people to read using rankings and achievement. Exploring (career interest) and Venturing (general interest and/or high adventure) are co-ed programs for those 14 to 21 years old. For information about local packs, troops and posts, please call the Stockton Service Center. Volunteers must be over 21 years old.

Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Individuals $60, scholarships are available.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop has tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.Programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, t...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annual fee $35, scholarships are available.

Boys & Girls Club of Tracy provides social, recreational, physical fitness, sports leagues and educational activities including game room activities, handcrafts, fine arts projects, computer skills, recording studio, reading and math support and homework assistance. Employment and life skills training for high school age students through our Torch Club and Keystone Clubs in addition to our volunteer mentoring and tutoring program. Counseling for youth employment and self-help groups are off...

California Coalition for Youth (California Youth Crisis Line)
Eligibility: Youth ages 12 to 24 years old and their families in crisis.
Fees: None

California Youth Crisis Line is a 24-hour crisis line, and 18-hour chat and text, for youth and their families to help young people receive the support and referrals they need to address critically important issues; i.e. homelessness, running away, parental or family violence, HIV/AIDS and other STDs, depression, anger, self-harm, suicide and other topics of importance. Services are anonymous and confidential. Assistance available in all languages. To chat with us go to our website at www.caly...

California Conservation Corps (CCC)
Eligibility: Applicants must be ages 18 to 25*, with no conviction for a violent crime and cannot be on formal probation or parole. Applicants must make a one-year commitment and able to pass a physical and drug t...
Fees: None

California Conservation Corps (CCC) offers employment in the parks and forests of California in exchange for minimum wage. We offer a wide range of skills from firefighting training to culinary. Applicants will have an opportunity to earn a high school diploma if they don't already have one. Graduates of this program are eligible for academic scholarships. A teen pregnancy and gang prevention program is available. In addition, homework assistance and job skills training is offered. CCC offers...

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division (Foster Grandparent Program NCYCC)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

The Foster Grandparent Program, operating since 1965, in a partnership between the Corporation for National and Community Service, CNCS, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division, provides mentoring through relationships with incarcerated youth at the Northen California Youth Correctional Center located in Stockton, CA. Our Foster Grandparents also provide the youth with tutoring and help improve self-esteem, and provide the one-on-one attention every ch...

California Grapettes Girls Softball, Inc.
Eligibility: Girls ages 10 to 18 years old.
Fees: Vary

California Grapettes Girls Softball, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation whose purpose is to sponsor competitive girls' fast pitch softball teams. These teams are divided into the following age groups: 18 years and under, 16 years and under, 14 years and under, and 12 years and under. The teams are very competitive, however, winning is not everything. The hope is that the girls in their program will learn other values such as good sportsmanship and teamwork from their softball experi...

California Highway Patrol (Stockton Communications Center)
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: None

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) remains committed in keeping the public safe everywhere. It is their sworn duty to go above and beyond the call of duty to prevent loss of life, injuries, and property damage. Their motto is "Safety, Service, and Security." They take a pro-active stance against crime, trying not only to protect our public, but by showing the public how to protect themselves. They promote safe driving for all ages, they have programs designed to teach kids about the dangers of...

California Human Development (CHD WorkNet Center)
Eligibility: Use of computers and telephones at the CHD Lodi WorkNet Center is available to everyone at no cost. The center is open M-F am to 4:30 pm. Individual assistance is provided to those who meet the mini...
Fees: None

California Human Development mission: Creating paths and opportunities for people to rise above barriers in their pursuit of a better life. CHD service ares is through out Northern California in 31 Counties for following divisions: Training & Jobs, Affordable Housing, Disability Services, Immigration & Drug - Free living. In the San Joaquin County area and through funding from the Dept of Labor, La Cooperativa Campesina de California, the State of CA, and County of San Joaquin, CHD prov...

California Human Development (Youth WorkStart Program)
Eligibility: Must be low income and face other barriers, between 16 and 24 years old and not attending school.
Fees: None

Youth WorkStart Program is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program that provides paid work experience, work and life skills development, career and goal planning and counseling and support services to youth between 16 and 24 years of age, not attending school. They are a proud partner of America's Job Centers of California Network.

Case For Kids
Eligibility: You must be a foster parent, foster child or a social worker with foster kids, placed in either Tracy, Mountain House or Banta, CA.
Fees: None

Case For Kids is a nonprofit organization that will donate a personalized case to children being placed in foster care into homes. Custom cases with each child’s first name will be packed with new clothes, a homemade blanket, sheet set, toiletry items, a stuffed animal, and an age appropriate Christian book for each child. We have formed partnerships with social workers in San Joaquin County, Foster Family agencies, schools, private citizens, and other local nonprofit organizations that help chi...

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton (Counseling Services)
Eligibility: Varies
Fees: None

Family Counseling: The Family Counseling Services Program provides linguistically and culturally responsive mental health treatment intervention and education to under-served and diverse populations in our communities. Catholic Charities is committed to offering family wellness services that are professional, accessible, low-cost, short-term out-patient counseling to under-served populations.Parenting Education: This program provides parenting education and develops parenting skills for high ris...

Central Valley Youth Symphony
Eligibility: Youth ages 8 through 22 years of age.
Fees: Vary

Serving San Joaquin County since 1965, the Central Valley Youth Symphony provides young people ages 8-22 with the opportunity to play great symphonic music while making new friends! Weekly rehearsals at the University of the Pacific in Stockton prepare our student musicians for 3-4 concerts each season in Stockton, Tracy and Lodi. CVYS features two orchestras, and students in both groups receive expert coaching from Music Director and Preparatory Orchestra Conductor Shane Kalbach, with assistan...

Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC)
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: Vary by program.

The Child Abuse Prevention Council protects children and strengthens families through awareness and outcome driven programs delivered with compassion.24-Hour Advice Line offers parenting advice, answers to questions on child abuse and/or prevention, and provides referrals to community resources 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Please call (209) 464-4524.Childcare and Education Crisis/Respite Childcare - Short Term ChildcareCenter-based, crisis/respite childcare for families at risk of child ...

Children At Risk Resources Foundation, Inc. (CARR 4 Kids, Inc., Community At Risk Resources)
Eligibility: None
Fees: See website for costs of materials, etc.

CARR 4 Kids’ mission is to empower youth to make smart choices that promote a healthy lifestyle. Their “My First Steps Series” addresses a variety of subject matter in an easy, simple and straightforward booklet. These booklets are for everyone, young and elderly.CARR’s motto is “A Vehicle to Empower Kids” and they strive to educate youth about health, behavioral and coping issues by providing imaginative guidelines to make smart choices.CARR takes a novel approach with the focus on prevention ...

Children's Home of Stockton
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Vary

The Children’s Home of Stockton is a non-profit, state-licensed agency that provides 24-hour, Level 12 residential care and treatment to over 150 severely emotionally disturbed and disadvantaged children and adolescents per year. Seven psychiatric-level treatment programs, located in six centralized Residential Cottages and one Community based Emancipation Cottage, provide highly specialized services to students with the following treatment issues: • Dysfunctional family systems• Victim of phys...

Children's Museum of Stockton
Eligibility: None
Fees: $6.00 admission for adults and children. Children under 1 year old receive free admission. Fees subject to change.

Children’s Museum of Stockton provides exhibits representing activities from a variety of occupations. Children may explore hands-on exhibits and are encouraged to make connections between the exhibits and themselves. There is a special room available for birthday parties as well.

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Community Center)
Eligibility: Dependent upon program. Please visit website or call.
Fees: Vary

City of Lathrop Community Center offers the following services:School-age childcare, $2.50 per hour before and after schoolWeekly camp programs for year-round school children that are fee-basedYouth and adult enrichment classes that are fee-basedYouth and adult sports that are fee-basedSenior enrichment classes at center location that are fee-basedSenior nutrition lunch programFood commodities programFree breakfast and lunch program for those under 18 years of age. Breakfast is served from 7:00...

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Lathrop Community Center/Kid Club)
Eligibility: Students in K-7 grades.
Fees: Please see below.

Kid Club provides before and after school programs for children in grades K-8th. Summer Camps are conducted during June, July and the first two weeks of August. The cost is $100 per week. Free snacks are provided during the school year. During the summer months, free breakfast and lunch is given.Kid Club sites: Main site: 15557 East 5th Street, Lathrop (209) 941-7375Program hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m (Kid Club), 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Children Enrichment Program) Joseph Widmer Elementary S...

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department (Childcare programs)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary by program.

City of Lodi Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation and activities. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program.Teen activities include flag football, basketball, late night basketball, summer swim league, Lodi Babe Ruth baseball/softball, youth tackle football and cheer, youth competitive soccer and American Legion baseball. They utilize youth volunteer time, hire teens as game officials and hire teenagers for other recreation...

City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports, recreation activities, and before and after school programs. For teens, there is a Youth Advisory Commission, Teen Summit, dances, volunteer opportunities, enrichment activities and other teen projects. Each department publishes a calendar of events and offers a summer program. Information on events and programs is available upon request or by accessing the website. Sport schedules and results are also available...

City of Stockton Community Services Department
Eligibility: Youth, teens and seniors living in Stockton.
Fees: Vary

City of Stockton Community Services Department provides the following:Recreation/activitiesCommunity CentersConcerts in the ParkDay CampsInstruction ClassesSportsActivities for TeensVolunteering Opportunities

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Arnold Rue Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 3 to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Arnold Rue Community Center provides youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information. Facilities are available for rental.The Center provides hot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. to seniors. Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. Programs for seniors include needle craft, painting, tap dancing, pinochle and bri...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Seifert Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 19 months to 60 years old.
Fees: Vary

Seifert Community Center provides young children, youth and adults with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, arts and crafts, basketball, dances, after school program and senior program. Many more classes available for all ages. Please call for more information.

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Stribley Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

Stribley Community Center provides youth with an array of organized activities like indoor soccer, art contests, teen concerts, arts and crafts, basketball, dances and many others. There is also a Teen Advisory Board, a weight room and the After School Express Program.Senior program available for adults ages 50 and over. Programs offered include painting, crafts, bingo and cards. Seniors are provided with hot lunches daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for those 60 and older. Cost for lunch i...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Van Buskirk Community Center)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Membership fees: 17 years & under free, 18 years - 49 years $10, 50+ years $25 for fiscal year (July-June).

Van Buskirk Community Center offers recreational and daily programs for all ages. Youth sports and the After School Express program are offered. The facility is equipped with a game room, fitness room and a gymnasium. The gymnasium and multi-purpose room are available for rental.

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Youth Sports and Recreation Program)
Eligibility: Open to all youth.
Fees: Fees are charged for some events.

Youth Sports and Recreation Program offers a wide variety of youth sports leagues for boys, girls and adults. There are three community centers that offer programs for seniors, children and adults. Please visit website for more information.

City of Stockton Fire Department (Juvenile Firesetter Education Program)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Juvenile Firesetter Education Program provides educational services to children ages 4 to 14 years, that are considered firestarters. The program is also offered to teens. Please call for more information.

Communities in Schools National
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Communities in Schools National is the largest stay-in-school network dedicated to helping young people successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for and achieve in life. Communities In Schools works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources.This community-based organization assists with setting up mentorin...

Community Hospice (Hospice, Grief and Bereavment Support)
Eligibility: Pre-registration requested.
Fees: None

Grief Counseling offers the following support groups:Individual and Group SupportT.A.G. Support (Teen): for ages 13 to 17 years S.O.S. (Survivors of Suicide Support)Bereaved Parent SupportLoss of a spouseGeneral Grief: loss of significant other, friend, family member other than spouseThe H.U.G. Program (Hanging Up Grief): children 7 to 9 years old and 10 to 12 years old (2 groups) Grief Education and Support (Grief Education Information Overview)Infant Loss Group and Individual Support Pet Lo...

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (Administration)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin is a partnership of neighborhood groups, churches, schools, public and private health care services, social service, criminal justice and municipal agencies and the business community. The overall goal of the Partnership is to improve health, education, economic and public safety for the community. CPFSJ partners with a comprehensive team of public and private organizations to meet the distinct needs of families living in our communities. Commun...

Delta Valley Volleyball Club
Eligibility: Girls ages 9 to 18 years.
Fees: $20 per session for clinics, approximately $2,900 per year, plus travel, lodging and food costs for team competitive play.

Delta Valley Volleyball Club teams are age and ability-specific. They compete in the Northern California Volleyball Association from January to June. Training sessions begin in July. The two purposes are to develop skills in volleyball among girls with ability and interest so that they can be recruited into high school and college level teams, and to compete regionally and nationally through club teams. Clinics teach youth how to play volleyball and are offered from July to November. Practi...

Employment Development Department (Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP))
Eligibility: The Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) assists youth in the age group of 15-25 that are at risk of dropping out of school or have dropped out of school due to having and/or being one or more ...
Fees: None

The program emphasizes on education and additionally provides the following services: peer advising, resume building, job application assistance, mock interviews, career outlook and skills assessment, college and financial aid assistance. The YEOP also supplies referrals to supportive services, job leads, training and volunteer opportunities.

Escalon Children's Services (ECS)
Eligibility: Students in K-5 grades attending Escalon Unified School District.
Fees: Vary. Subsidized care is available.

Escalon Children’s Services operates year-round, before and after school programs at Dent Elementary School for students in K-5 grades attending the Escalon Unified School District. The program is also open during school holidays and during the summer.

Family Resource and Referral Center
Eligibility: Residents of San Joaquin County.
Fees: Sliding scale for subsized child care.

Family Resource and Referral Center is a non-profit, child care resource and referral organization providing direct services, information, training and advocacy to enhance child care and family well being in San Joaquin County. Services include:Child care assistanceChild care referrals First 5 ProgramsHead Start EnrollmentInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings are available on a range of topicsResource Lending ...

Family Resource and Referral Center (Podesto Teen Impact Center)
Eligibility: Youth ages 13 to 19 years old.
Fees: None

Podesto Teen Impact Center promotes participation in recreational experiences, health, and wellness through a variety of activities. The Center builds physically and emotionally healthy teens through diverse diverse recreational activities. The Center offers 4-lane bowling alley, a half-court basketball area, stage, meeting rooms, a computer room, a snack bar, climbing wall and more. The Center is available for rental for birthday parties, graduation events and other occasions. The Center is st...

Family Resource Network (FRN) (Sibshops)
Eligibility: Typically developing siblings of special needs children.
Fees: None for families residing in Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties.

Sibshops are informal meetings of siblings ages 7 to 13 years. Sibshops consist of recreational activities and learning opportunities. They provide siblings with an opportunity to meet other siblings of special needs children, exchange information, thoughts, ideas and have fun. The meetings are held in FRN's service areas.

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (Youth Empowerment Program)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Youth Empowerment provides: El Joven Noble “The Noble Youth”Healing through mentoringLeadership developmentYouth organizing coalitions, projects and eventsYouth-led action research

Future Farmers of America
Eligibility: Grades 9-12, must be enrolled in the High School Vocational Agriculture Program.
Fees: None

Future Farmers of America is a high school organization of students interested in agriculture as a career. It makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.Local high school chapters:Future Farmers of America, East Union High School Chapter (209) 825-3130Future Farmers of America, Escalon Chapter (209) 838-7073Future Farmers of America, Linden Chapter (209) 887-3073Futu...

Girl Scouts (Heart of Central California)
Eligibility: Grades K-12. Adults over 18 years of age for volunteer positions.
Fees: Annual fee $15.

Girl Scouts-Heart of Central California welcomes girls and adults of all races, religions, national origins, economic backgrounds and abilities. Adult volunteers are needed. Contact the organization to find out how you can become involved in Girl Scouting in your community.

Give Every Child A Chance (Tutoring Program)
Eligibility: At-risk children in grades K-12. "At-risk" is a student receiving one or more D's or F's academic grades and/or in danger of failing proficiency requirements. Students must reside in Manteca, Banta,...
Fees: None

Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) is a non-profit corporation that utilizes community volunteers to serve as mentor/tutors for the children of the Manteca, Banta, Tracy, Ripon and Escalon Unified School Districts. The program matches these volunteers, one-on-one, with at-risk students. The Homework Assistance Program is an extension of the Tutoring/Mentoring Program and offers a safe environment for children to bring their homework assignments and work independently on completing them. After ...

Greyhound (Runaway Transportation Services)
Eligibility: Youth ages 21 years old or younger.
Fees: None

Runaway Transportation Services will provide transportation home on Greyhound, free of charge, for runaway children of indigent families. The child's parents must go to their police department and have the police contact Greyhound with the information. Greyhound will then issue a ticket with the child's name, to the appropriate bus station, to be picked up by the child. The child must be 21 years or younger. However, children under 15 years of age cannot travel on their own. In such a case,...

Jesus Saves Ministries
Eligibility: None.
Fees: None

Jesus Saves Ministries offers Bible studies Friday at 6:30 p.m., women's Bible studies Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., church services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Jesus Saves Ministries is preparing to open a Christian home for young women, with the goal to be opened this year.

Kelly's Angels Foundation
Eligibility: Children of homicide victims, and victims of violent crimes.
Fees: None

Kelly’s Angels Foundation is a nonprofit working with the community to reach their mission to provide support for children of homicide victims and victims of violent crimes. They are striving to achieve their mission by means of involvement in sports, peer mentoring, tutoring and therapy. This can assist as well as increase the motivation, social and emotional well being in children and adolescents that are living through such a traumatic experience.Kelly's Angels Foundation provides financial s...

Lodi Boys & Girls Club
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annually $35, Sunrise Program additional $10 per day.

Lodi Boys & Girls Club provides recreational facilities in a broad range of physical, social, recreational, educational and vocational programs designed to promote sound personality and social development. It also has self-improvement, self-creative and informal education programs for children of all ages.

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (Stanford University Medical Center)
Eligibility: Northern Californian children referred by physician.
Fees: Vary

Stanford University Medical Center is the Northern California referral center for children's catastrophic diseases, i.e. cystic fibrosis. Patients are ordinarily referred by their family physician. Low-cost or free lodging near this hospital is available for families of patients at the Ronald McDonald House. The Lucile Packard Referral Center provides a listing of physician specialists for children. This information can be accessed by calling (800) 995-5724, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. t...

Mary Graham Children's Shelter (Walter Britten Visitation Center)
Eligibility: Must have an open Children Services Bureau (CPS) case.
Fees: None

Walter Britten Visitation Center offers supervised visitation for non-custodial parents and their children. Visits can be arranged for evenings or weekends to accommodate parent work schedules. Visits will be one to two hours in duration. Visiting sites are child-friendly rooms or outdoor areas that have toys, books and games.

Mary Magdalene Community Services
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary by program.

Mary Magdalene Community Services offers services to adults, youths and children. Adult services include, crisis intervention and referrals, transitional housing and case management, job skills, resume writing and outreach. Services for youth and children include counseling, case management, and teen mentoring through the "My Brother's Keeper" program. Parenting classes and substance abuse classes are offered through court referrals.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children serves as a clearinghouse providing information on missing and exploited children, offers technical assistance to citizens and law-enforcement, distributes photographs and descriptions of missing children nationwide, coordinates child protection efforts with the private sector, networks with non-profit service providers and state clearinghouses, and provides information and advice on effective state legislation to ensure the safety and protectio...

National Runaway Safeline
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year.Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go homeCall 1-800-RUNAWAY if you care about a youth and want information on how you can help someone who may be at risk of running from homeCall 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teacher looking for info...

One-Eighty Youth Program (Adolescent & Family Services)
Eligibility: Adolescents, teens and their families.
Fees: Sliding scale based on income.

One-Eighty is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families make a 180-degree change toward thriving physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Teens and families can receive individual and family counseling with caring professionals who specialize in adolescent and family development. The goals of therapy include identifying the problem, providing relief through understanding, education, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and a creation of...

One-Eighty Youth Program (Teen Center)
Eligibility: 7th through 12th graders living in Lodi.
Fees: None

The One-Eighty Teen Center is the ultimate hang-out for teens with pool tables, cafe, multiple seating for many groups of teens, computer & espresso bar, video games, and more.After school. The One-Eigthy offers tutoring, mentoring and many activities focusing on the youth. These activities range from ping-pong to pool, a skate park to art-making, One-Eighty hosts many activities each day from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Stay up-to-date with all One-Eighty classes (they rotate throughout the sem...

Peniel Missions, Inc./World Gospel Mission (The Center)
Eligibility: Grades 1-12.
Fees: None

Peniel Missions, Inc. The Center offers an after school drop-in center for children and youth in South Stockton. Computers and assistance with homework are offered for the children, in a safe environment. Snacks and lunch are provided during the summer break. This is a Christian-based organization.

Project Gia
Eligibility: Girls ages 12-25 in the Stockton area.
Fees: None

Project Gia (Girls in Action) is a community outreach organization focused on the empowerment of girls and young women in the Stockton area.The mission is to empower girls and young women ages 12-25 in the Stockton area through positive and creative interaction and connection to local resources.This organization is creating a safe, judgment-free space online for girls through social media profiles and website. They have built a social media presence on multiple platforms to better connect with t...

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (Children and Youth Services)
Eligibility: Children with serious mental health needs.
Fees: Accepts Medi-Cal and uninsured are charged a fee based on income.

San Joaquin County Children and Youth Services provides individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric medication services, case management and psycho-education services throughout the County.Other sites:1209 West Tokay Street, Suite 5, Lodi (209) 331-2070129 East Center Street, Suite 3, Manteca (209) 239-555319 East 6th Street, Tracy (209) 835-8583

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (San Joaquin County Friday Night Live Partnership)
Eligibility: Participating school sites must submit an Advisor Agreement/Mini-Grant Application in August/September of each school year. This form can be obtained from San Joaquin County Prevention Services. Onc...
Fees: None

San Joaquin Friday Night Live Partnership is a youth development program that focuses on alcohol and drug prevention. Friday Night Live (FNL) is designed for high school aged youth and Club Live (CL) is geared toward middle school students (7th & 8th grades). SJCFNLYC (San Joaquin County Friday Night Live Youth Council) is designed to work with high school aged youth from all over the county working directly with the SJCFNLP Staff. The mission of SJC Friday Night Live is to build partnersh...

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (Students in Prevention (SIP))
Eligibility: Peer educators are hired through recruitment efforts at participating high schools. Applicants must be at sophomore (10th grade) standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Must attend a traditional high scho...
Fees: None

Students in Prevention (SIP) is a peer-to-peer drug education and prevention program that hires and trains high school students to make classroom presentations in local school districts (4-12 grade). This program offers youth development training, cultural diversity training, and community service activities. Participants are recruited from San Joaquin County traditional high schools. High schools currently participating in the program include: Bear Creek, Cesar Chavez, East Union, Edison, Fr...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Boggs Tract Community Center)
Eligibility: To qualify for emergency food, must be low-income and bring in documentation for each family member. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.Boggs Tract serves as a distribution site for the Government Commodity Program. Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month to 95201, 95202 and 95203 residents starting at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For individuals living in North Stockton, please contact St. Andrew’s at (209) 957-8750.Boggs Tract also provides emergency food to qualifying ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Kennedy Community Center)
Eligibility: Must live in 95206 Kennedy Center boundary (East of El Dorado Ave). To qualify for emergency food, clients must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation or identification is nee...
Fees: None

Kennedy Community Center offers emergency food to low-income individuals and families living in San Joaquin County. Emergency food distribution is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays (except 3rd Thursday of month) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Donated Food Distribution is Mondays and Fridays (except the Monday before Commodities on 3rd Thursday of the month). Food is given at 10:30 a.m. (when food is available).Kennedy Community Center also serves as a distribution site for the government commodit...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Taft Community Center)
Eligibility: Low-income Stockton residents living in the 95206, 95231 and 95330 zip codes. Residents must provide picture identification and proof of residency (utility bill or a current bill).
Fees: None

Taft Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition ServicesUSDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month for 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Donated Foods - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with exceptions. Donated Food is not distributed the week of commoditiesEmergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.; once every 90 days. Emergency Food is not distributed week of commoditiesFarmer's Market ...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Thornton Community Center)
Eligibility: Vary. Please call for more information.
Fees: None

Thornton Community Service Center provides assistance to families primarily living in the Thornton/North San Joaquin County area. They offer the following services: Food giveaways on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Proof of residency in the area for new participants. Emergency food programClothes closetVITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) Farmers Market: 1st Monday of every month at 11:30 a.m.Youth Program Intramural Sports Program Computer Lab Recreation Games Arts & Crafts Classes Ho...

San Joaquin County District Attorney (Youth Leadership Academy (YLA))
Eligibility: High school students with a nomination by a teacher or counselor. Applications available for download in the spring at this link https://www.sjgov.org/da/dynamic?id=26298...
Fees: None. Students only pay to receive transferable credits.

For nearly 20 years, high school students from around San Joaquin County have had the excellent opportunity to learn about the Criminal Justice System through a program operated by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin.Open to all high school students, this program provides students with a unique summer learning experience — direct exposure to the justice system in operation. Students also have the opportunity to build profe...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Independent Living Program)
Eligibility: Must be a current or former foster youth or an out-of-home placed probation youth ages 16 to 20 years. Must be referred by a county probation officer or county social worker, unless already emancipate...
Fees: None

Independent Living Program offers one-on-one case management services and basic skills courses offered through the San Joaquin Delta College YESS Program and the County Office of Education Foster Youth Services. These services are provided during the traditional school year and include: social development activities, employment, health and nutrition, financial literacy, college planning, financial assistance for participating youth through referrals for scholarships and grants, assistance in se...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (J.D. Kortzeborn Child Advocacy Center (CAC))
Eligibility: Birth through 18 years old and developmentally delayed adults. Referral by law enforcement or Children's Services Bureau required to obtain a forensic interview or a forensic medical exam. .
Fees: None

Kortzeborn Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides specialized medical and evidentiary examinations for child sexual abuse and sexual assault victims. They conduct investigative interviews with children for whom there are allegations of sexual abuse, coordinate multidisciplinary team interviewing and case-handling in child sexual abuse investigations, and provide support, advocacy, crisis intervention and treatment referrals to child victims and their families. Foster children receive medical serv...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Mary Graham's Children's Shelter)
Eligibility: Ages 17 years or younger. Only a law enforcement agency, Children's Services Bureau or the Juvenile Court can refer children.
Fees: Vary

Mary Graham Children's Shelter provides educational, medical, dental, immunizations and mental health services to all residents. The facility strives to meet the children's recreational, religious, social and emotional needs through various programs/activities. This residential children's shelter provides protective custody on a temporary, emergency basis for abused and neglected children in San Joaquin County. The Shelter also operates a Satellite Shelter Home Program (licensed county foster...

San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (Minor Consent Services)
Eligibility: Anyone under the age of 21, living at home with parents, U.S. citizen and single.
Fees: None

Minor Consent Services assists those who are under 21 years old, living with their parents and have experienced sexual assault, drug or alcohol abuse, pregnancy and/or sexually-transmitted diseases, in establishing Medi-Cal eligibility. The parents of the minor are not involved and it is confidential. A Minor Consent Application can be obtained from the office on East Washington Street, Stockton.

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE)
Eligibility: Vary by program.
Fees: Vary by program.

The San Joaquin County Office of Education is a regional agency that provides educational leadership, resources, and customized services to assist school districts. The SJCOE promotes student achievement and accountability, serves San Joaquin County’s most at-risk students, and strives to create an environment in which every student, regardless of circumstances, has an opportunity for a quality education. The history of the SJCOE stretches back to 1852, when the California Legislature created t...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (WorkStartYES (Youth Education and Employment Services))
Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 21 years.
Fees: None

WorkStartYES (Youth Education and Employment Services) is a joint partnership program between San Joaquin County WorkNet and the San Joaquin County Office of Education under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The program is dedicated to helping at-risk youth attain their educational and occupational goals by providing high school completion assistance, supportive services, career exploration opportunities, paid work experience and job placement assistance. All youth must be 16 to 21 years old...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Crossroads)
Eligibility: Free counseling for pre-delinquent youth, ages 10-18.
Fees: None

Crossroads involves a spectrum of interventions tailored to the needs of the individual youth and his or her family. The program's primary focus is to effectively address the needs of pre-delinquent youth, ages 10-18 and their families, in an effort to prevent escalation of behavior to the juvenile justice system.The driving goals of the program are as follows:Reduce the rate of truancy and curfew violationsIncrease school attendance and improve academic performanceStrengthen the family unitImp...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Project 654)
Eligibility: 7-12 graders who are not on probation and are referred by the school district, the Probation Department, or parents.
Fees: None

Project 654 is a joint program of the San Joaquin County Probation Department and San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE). Probation officers and probation assistants are stationed at various county ONE schools within the community. Their goal is to keep students in school and out of the juvenile justice system. Students attending the SJCOE Community School Program enter into a contract for a duration of six months provided that the students and parents are willing to participate in th...

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (California Children’s Services (CCS))
Eligibility: All four of the following must be met to be eligible:Age-child/young adult must be under 21 years of ageResidence-child must be a resident of San Joaquin CountyIncome-family income must be less than $...
Fees: Some fees for CCS clients who do not have Medi-Cal or who have Medi-Cal share of cost. The amount of the fees are based on family income and size.

California Children’s Services (CCS) is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment and rehabilitation when these services are authorized by the program. CCS pays for treatment, such as doctor services, hospital and surgical care, physical and/or occupational therapy, laboratory tests, X-rays, orthopedic appliances, and medical equipment as needed for the child's CCS-eligible condition.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Child Health and Disability Prevention Program)
Eligibility: Medi-Cal eligible children/ youth under 21 years of age (includes undocumented children).Non Medi-Cal eligible children/youth under age 19 with family incomes at or below 266 percent of the federal in...
Fees: None

The Child Health and Disability Prevention Program contracts with medical providers who provide complete health assessments for the early detection and prevention of the diseases and disabilities in children and youth. A complete health assessment includes a growth and development check; all needed shots and lab tests; a dental, vision, and hearing screening; and appropriate health education information. If medical problems are found during the visit, children are referred for additional medical...

San Joaquin County Public Health Services (Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP))
Eligibility: San Joaquin County residents.
Fees: None

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides case management services to lead poisoned children in San Joaquin County. This program also works with local organizations to educate the community about the dangers of lead poisoning and assists the medical community in identifying and effectively treating lead poisoned children.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office (Explorer Program)
Eligibility: Youth interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Fees: None

The goal of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Explorer Cadet Program is to create new inroads of understanding between youth, law enforcement, and the community. Explorer Cadets receive extensive training and then actively participate in community affairs and non-hazardous law enforcement activities. Subjects such as community relations, criminal law, demeanor, firearms, safety, narcotics control, police procedures and weaponless defense will be taught. All trainees are required to unde...

San Joaquin County WorkNet (Private Sector Youth Employment)
Eligibility: Youth (ages vary within each program).
Fees: None

Private Sector Youth Employment provides universal services to youth in a One-Stop Center. Youth services include job search workshops, assistance with resume preparation, access to labor market information and the necessary tools to obtain employment.Youth may qualify for additional services through WorkNet or one of several contracted youth service providers. To be eligible, youth must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years, economically disadvantaged and have barriers to employment. Servic...

San Joaquin Delta College (Kids College)
Eligibility: Anyone between the ages of 3 to 17 years.
Fees: Range from $18 to $160.

Kids College, part of the Community Education Department at San Joaquin Delta College, provides educational opportunities that are designed to meet the needs of youth in our community. This unique program offers children and teens (ages 3 to 17 years) the opportunity to participate in academic and enrichment workshops on a college campus. Kids College provides a new schedule of workshops each fall, spring, and summer term. These not-for-credit workshops are offered after school, Saturdays, du...

San Joaquin Delta College (Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) Program)
Eligibility: Must be referred by Human Services Agency.
Fees: Classes are free.

Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) Program provides educational opportunities to help foster, relative care, group home youth and emancipated foster youth ages 16 to 21 years develop the skills and competence needed to become self-sufficient. This assistance is also provided to relative caregivers. One-on-one advisement is offered to all participating youth. Youth must be referred through their ILP social worker. Please contact your social worker for more information.

San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC)
Eligibility: Open to all of the LGBTQQIA community.
Fees: None

The San Joaquin Pride Center serves the diverse LGBTQQIA community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming space, by providing resources that enrich body, mind and spirit, and by educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBTQQIA community. ProgramsPeer GroupsThe San Joaquin Pride Center, located in Stockton, offers peer-led drop-in support groups for the LGBTQQIA communities throughout San Joaquin County. These groups provi...

Sow A Seed Community Foundation
Eligibility: Youth ages 10 - 18.
Fees: None

Sow A Seed Community Foundation provides youth, their families, and the community with education, tools and resources to overcome social and economic challenges, and lead positive, self-sufficient lives.Services include: prevention and intervention assistance, educational programs, leadership training, and community support. Sow A Seed Community Foundation’s Bright Future Youth Development Program incorporates several youth development and mentoring programs that actively promote healthy lifesty...

State of California Department of Corrections Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) (Friends Outside Gathering Place)
Eligibility: Friend or family member of someone incarcerated at Deuel Vocational Institute (DVI), state men’s prison.
Fees: None

Friends Outside is a non-profit agency that assists families and friends of incarcerated men at DVI, at the Friends Outside Visiting Center. It serves the children and works to maintain family unification. Emergency clothing, food and shelter and children’s programs are also offered. Transportation from the Greyhound and Amtrack stations in Stockton is provided. Reservations must be made one week in advance. Child care for children ages 7 years and older is available.

State of California Department of Corrections Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) (Straight Life Program)
Eligibility: Youth ages 7 to 17 years old.
Fees: None

Straight Life Program was designed for youngsters, ages 7 to 17 years, who are experiencing problems with gang involvement, delinquency, drug use or overall disruptiveness. Services include a tour of the prison and lectures by inmates (three consecutive Saturdays or three consecutive Sundays). Similar programs operate at other state prisons. Application forms must be completed and returned prior to participation in the program.

Stockton Youth Chorale
Eligibility: Students in grade 3-8.
Fees: $150 per semester including use of music. Scholarships may be available.

Stockton Youth Chorale is a community choir for young singers, which perform for community events and groups, and share performances with adult singers of the Stockton Chorale. It offers age-appropriate training in choral singing and music theory.

Stockton Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) (Recreational and Competitive Soccer League)
Eligibility: Children 4 to 19 years of age. Recreational play is available for youth 4 to 19 years of age. Competitive play is available for youth 8 to 19 years of age.
Fees: U9 and above $110.00; U8 and below $100.00; Scholarships are available.

Stockton Youth Soccer Association’s (SYSA) mission is to foster physical, mental, and emotional growth through the sport of soccer for all children in the City of Stockton. In all decisions, the SYSA focuses on putting the children’s interests first. Please check their website frequently for tournament information, game scheduling and other great information. Parents may volunteer to be a coach with no previous training necessary.

The Table Community Foundation
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

The Table Community Foundation’s (TCF) mission is to create a better world through change in youth one community at a time. They are committed to creating solutions by recognizing the need for innovative approaches to address existing problems in order to empower and partner with communities, other non-profit organizations and local stakeholders. These partnerships will provide the tools and resources necessary to build a safe place to live, work and play. Their unique focus on the people of the...

Tracy Chamber Foundation (Hire Me First Program )
Eligibility: The Hire Me First Program offers job training and internship placement to high school juniors and seniors who attend school in Tracy, CA.
Fees: None

The Hire Me First Program offers job readiness workshops, mock interviews, and internship placement to high school juniors and seniors who attend school in Tracy.Through their participation in a work activity with the private sector, participating youth have the opportunity to:Acquire a better awareness of employer expectationsDevelop strong work maturity, work ethic and a sense of responsibilityParticipate in career exploration that builds an awareness of job opportunities available in our comm...

Uneed2
Eligibility: Computer Programs and Entrepreneurial/Job & Life Skills Development.
Fees: Varies

Uneed2 is a non-profit organization that enables Individuals to have an equal opportunity in education and career development by bridging the digital divide. Our vision is to bridge the gap by assisting the economically challenged individuals with technology to be competitive in the 21st century economy, break the cycle of poverty and allow them to have the same opportunity to reach their full potential as successful, productive and responsible citizens. To accomplish these goals Uneed2 Inc. p...

United States Department of Labor (Job Corps)
Eligibility: Ages 16 to 24 years old and qualify as low-income. Please call or visit website for other eligibility requirements.
Fees: None

Job Corps is the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth. Since 1964, the program has provided more than two million disadvantaged young people with the integrated academic, vocational, and social skills training they need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education.Job Corps is a public-private partnership, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Job Corps works for everyone. It works for...

United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Sea Cadets)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: Please call for information about fees.

Sea Cadets provide military training and social activities comprised of everyday young people who have an interest in seamanship, the military or other sea going careers. Cadet applicants must be drug-free, gang-free, alcohol-free and able to participate in activities.San Joaquin County Division and Training Ship Seawolf Cadets train at Sharpe Army Depot. Cadets are taught responsibility, teamwork, discipline, patriotism, work ethics and customs and courtesies in a motivational and educational ...

University of California Cooperative Extension of San Joaquin County (4-H Youth Development Program)
Eligibility: Clover Program: ages 5 to 8 years. 4-H program: ages 9 to 19 years.
Fees: Vary

4-H Clubs provide citizenship, leadership and life skill training. While 4-H clubs serve 9 to 19 year olds, some clubs offer a Clover Program for those age 5 to 8 years. Their philosophy is that children learn by being active participants in society. 4-H stresses hands on learning experiences in animal science, plant science, mechanical science, leisure education, resource education and social science. Most club and project work is done in the local community and in San Joaquin County. Ther...

University of the Pacific (Saturday P.I.E. (Partners in Education))
Eligibility: Ages 6 to 12 years old.
Fees: $10, contact program if hardship exists.

University of the Pacific Saturday Partners in Education (P.I.E.) program is a day long program offered twice a month and is designed to bring children to the University of the Pacific and give them a glimpse into college life. While interacting with college students on campus, kids will participate in a variety of games, activities and learning experiences that show children that college is a real possibility. Lunch is included.Children attending will:Tour the campusWork on fun and exciting p...

Uplift Family Services (Foster Care and Adoptions)
Eligibility: Youth must be referred by a County Child Welfare Social Worker. Foster families must pass fingerprint and background check, complete initial certification process and attend pre-certification trainin...
Fees: For potential foster parents- fingerprinting costs and cost for First Aid/CPR classes.

FamiliesFirst, Inc. is a foster care and adoption agency. They provide foster care and adoption services (recruitment of foster families and placement of foster youth) in the Northern California/Bay Area region. The agency also has a residential program and community-based services. FamiliesFirst has an adoption program that strives to ensure permanency for children in safe and nurturing homes.

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Women's Center-YFS serves women, children, teens and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as well as homeless and runaway youth.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services is San Joaquin County’s only provider of free, confidential shelter and services specifically designed to meet the needs of homeless and runaway youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization’s mission is to build a stronger community by fostering the strengths in individuals and by acting as a catalyst to end violence and youth homelessness. Women’s Center-YFS has a staff of 75 providing services at 10 sites throughout San ...

YMCA of San Joaquin County (Youth Sports)
Eligibility: Families who live in San Joaquin County.
Fees: Vary by program.

YMCA of San Joaquin County offers programs in education, family preservation, leadership in the community, sportsmanship and building self-esteem. YMCA offers reading, story hours, homework help and English classes. In addition, YMCA features day camps, child care centers, youth sports and swim lessons. Volunteer positions working with youth and families are available. Employment opportunities working with youth sports, child care and aquatics are also available.

Youth for Christ (Point Break Adolescent Resources)
Eligibility: Adolescents 12 to 18 years of age.
Fees: Vary

Youth for Christ/Point Break Adolescent Resources provides programs to help teenagers and their parents develop resiliency skills and access resources. The following classes and presentations are offered in these various topics:Anger Management - 8 weeksSubstance Abuse Early Intervention/Prevention - 8 weeksGang Awareness/Intervention - 7 weeksAn All-day Violence Prevention Workshop (for high schools)Anti-Bullying Assembly (for elementary and middle schools)Anti Tobacco Assembly (for elementary...