Youth Program

There are 97 programs in the Youth Program Category.

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA)
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association (APSARA) is an educational, problem-solving organization that provides leadership for Park Village Apartments and its surrounding residents by collaborating with larger communities to provide a safe and positive environment that promotes economic development and small business. APSARA offers many services which include:Housing and Family Support ServicesTutoring Program (After School Program)Mental Health (Outreach and Education)Communit...

Aspiranet (Transition Age Youth Services)
Eligibility: Foster youth meeting the following criteria: Ages 18 to 24 years old, and Currently meeting AB-12 eligibility or must have aged out of the foster care system
Fees: None

Aspiranet offers Transitional Housing and case management services in Stockton and statewide to those in extended foster care or who have exited the foster care system.

Boys & Girls Club of Manteca/Lathrop
Eligibility: Youth ages 6 to 18 years old.
Fees: Membership $60; scholarships are available.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop enables all young people, especially those most in need, 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, the arts, careers, gang preve...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tracy
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annual fee $40; 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 is available through their Torch Club and Keystone Clubs, in addition to their volunteer mentoring and tutoring program. Counseling for youth employment and self-h...

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 24-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 such as: HomelessnessRunning awayParental or family violenceHIV/AIDS and other STDsDepression, anger, self-harm, suicide and other topics of importanceServices are anonymous and confidential. Assistance available in all languages. To chat, please visit website www.calyouth.org or tex...

California Conservation Corps (CCC) (Delta Center)
Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old and a California resident. Applicants must be able to pass fingerprint and background check, physical exam and drug test, be willing and able...
Fees: None

California Conservation Corps (CCC) offers young adults (ages 18 to 25) paid work experience and the opportunity to protect and enhance California's natural resources and communities. During their year of service, Corpsmembers receive a monthly stipend. They work on environmental projects and also respond to state and federal disasters. The CCC offers a wide range of job training including firefighting, flood response, trail building, and culinary, among others. Applicants have an opportunity to...

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Juvenile Division (Foster Grandparent Program NCYCC)
Eligibility: Be at least 55 years old and meet federal income guidelines.
Fees: None

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. Their Foster Grandparents also provide youth with tutoring, help improve self-esteem, and provide the one-on-one attention every child needs...

California Human Development (CHD WorkNet Center)
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

California Human Development's (CHD) mission is to create paths and opportunities for people to pursue a better life. CHD serves thirty one counties in Northern California and offers training and jobs, affordable housing, disability and immigration services, and drug prevention. In San Joaquin County, CHD receives funding from the Department of Labor, La Cooperativa Campesina de California, the State of California and San Joaquin County agencies to provide assistance with occupational training...

California Human Development (Youth WorkStart Program)
Eligibility: Must be low-income, between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.
Fees: None

Youth WorkStart Program is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program that provides paid work experience and vocational training. Work and life skills development, career and goal planning as well as counseling and support services are offered.

California National Guard (Discovery Challenge Academy)
Eligibility: Youth ages 16 to 18 years old who are behind in credits or at risk of not graduating high school. This program is 100% voluntary.
Fees: None

Discovery Challenge Academy is part of the California National Guard and is a five and a half month residential credit recovery program with a quasi-military aspect. During the academy, students will earn 65 high school credits, serve at least 40 hours of community service, and compete for scholarships. Every student will focus on the following Eight Core Components: Academic ExcellenceLeadership/ FollowershipHealth and HygienePhysical FitnessService to CommunityJob SkillsLife-Coping Skills an...

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 homes. Custom cases will include the child’s first name and packed with new clothes, a homemade blanket, sheet set, toiletry items, a stuffed animal, and an age appropriate Christian book for each child. They 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: Vary
Fees: None

Family Counseling: clinical counseling for children, individuals, couples, seniors, and family. Also bereavement counseling for family members and friends to address the impact of various kinds of lossParenting Education: nuturing parenting is a series of ten independent lessons which include, goals, objectives, discussion topics, interactive activities, worksheets and handouts.

Changeist
Eligibility: Ages 11 to 26 years old.
Fees: None

Changeist is a Saturday program that brings together 11 to 26 year olds to learn a common civic language, engage in dialogue, and build community to investigate local and global social justice issues.

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

The vision of the San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is to eliminate child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention and education programs. CAPC has been in operation since 1978 as a result of a grand jury investigation into the death of three-year-old Latanya Smith, who was beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend.We are an agency dedicated to preventing child abuse, ensuring safety, education and treatment for abused and at-risk children, and abusive and at-ris...

Children At Risk Resources Foundation, Inc. (CARR 4 Health)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Please see website for costs of materials.

Children At Risk Resources Foundation (CARR) 4 Kids, Inc.'s 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 4 Kids' 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.CA...

Children's Home of Stockton
Eligibility: Short-term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) referrals are only accepted through Juvenile Probation and Social Services Departments.
Fees: Vary

The Children’s Home of Stockton (CHS) provides a home away from home for those youth who need it most, as its mission is to give at-risk youth an opportunity for a productive life through treatment and education in a safe, nurturing environment. CHS is one of the largest social service organizations in Stockton. They are Medi-Cal certified as a Specialty Mental Health Provider and offer Transition Aftercare services and substance abuse prevention education. CHS has served approximately 150 at-ri...

Children's Museum of Stockton
Eligibility: None
Fees: Admission for adults and children: $6. Children under 1 year old: 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 use their imaginations and learn through play. The Children's Museum offers birthday parties, private rentals, and field trips.

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department
Eligibility: Please see website.
Fees: Vary by program.

The City of Lathrop Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Services offers the following services:Before- and after-school Kids' ClubSpring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Kids' CampsTeen Center ProgrammingYouth and Adult Leisure ClassesYouth and Adult SportsSenior Classes, Exercise, and Educational ProgramsSenior Lunch Program, Commodities and Senior Brown Bag ProgramActivity Fee Assistance Available

City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department (Kids' Club )
Eligibility: Students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Fees: Vary

The City of Lathrop Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to provide a quality Kids’ Club program that meets the before and after school child care needs of the families in Lathrop. Kids’ Club is committed to providing a fun, safe, age-appropriate recreational program, which encourages social development and promotes health and wellness. Kids’ Club is a recreational before and after school program for children currently enrolled in grades K-8th grade. Children are encouraged to participate ...

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 OpportunitiesLibraries

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, an after school program, and a senior program. Many more classes are available for all ages. Please call for more information. Facilities are available for rental.The Center provides: Holiday celebrationsA fitness room with exercise equipmentGuest speakers and other special events are scheduled throughout the yearHot lunches daily at 11:00 a.m. t...

City of Stockton Community Services Department (Seifert Community Center)
Eligibility: Ages 19 months to 100 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, after school program and instructional classes. Rooms are available for rent. 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 and under: free; 18 to 49 years: $10; 50+ years: $25 (fees cover a fiscal year from July through 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 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 national network dedicated to empower at-risk students to learn, stay in school, and remain on a path to a brighter future. Working directly inside more than 2,300 schools across the country, Communities In Schools connects kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. This community-based organization also assists with setting up programs inside schools. Communities In Schools has worked to ensure that every child h...

Community Action Partnership Of San Luis Obispo in San Joaquin County (Adelita Montessori Migrant Child Development Center)
Eligibility: We serve families who migrated for work or are employed in agricultural work. State child development programs provide families with comprehensive child care who are income elegible.
Fees: None

CAPSLO Child and Family Services (CFS) provides early learning and child care programs for children, birth to age 5 in 63 centers and 160 Family Child Care homes across ten counties in southern and central California. The mission of the CFS Division is to provide children and families who are income eligible in their service area with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs.Staff members offer children and families love, acceptance, understanding, a...

Community Hospice
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Community Hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care. They believe that when someone is facing an advanced terminal illness they are not alone. Their team of expert physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers and others, step into a patient's home environment to support the patient and family as they navigate their end of life journey. Their goal is to optimize hope, provide comfort, and enhance quality of life, helping patients make decisions about how and where they want to spend t...

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

Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin (CPFSJ) 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 San Joaquin Cou...

Delta Valley Volleyball Club
Eligibility: Girls ages 9 to 18 years.
Fees: $25 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 June. 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 June to November. Pract...

Eckerd Connect (WorkStart Yes)
Eligibility: The WorkStart YES program provides employment, training and career guidance services for in-and out-of-school youth ages 16-24 years old residing in San Joaquin County. Program eligibility includes se...
Fees: None

WorkStartYES provides the following services:· Paid incentives for completion of program goals· High school completion or GED assistance,· Career exploration opportunities· Postsecondary and job site field trips· Resume building, application, and job search assistance· Paid work experience· Supportive services· Financial, educational, and career workshops· Follow up services

Employment Development Department (Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP))
Eligibility: 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 of t...
Fees: None

Youth Employment Opportunity Program (YEOP) emphasizes education and additionally provides the following services: peer advising, resume building, job application assistance, mock interviews, career outlook and skills assessment, and college 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 TK through 7th 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 TK through 7th 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 wellbeing in San Joaquin County. Services include:Child care assistanceChild care referrals First 5 ProgramsPreschool ProgramInformation and training for individuals interested in becoming licensed family child care providersWorkshops and trainings on a range of topicsResource Lending LibraryInformation ...

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

Sibshops are informal meetings of siblings ages 7 to 14 years. Sibshops consist of recreational activities and learning opportunities. They provide siblings with an opportunity to meet other siblings of children with special needs, exchange information, thoughts, ideas and have fun. The meetings are held in FRN's service areas.

Friends Outside
Eligibility: Anyone of any age who has had contact with the adult or juvenile justice system, whether or not they have been adjudicated, and their family members. Any neighborhood or community that is struggling ...
Fees: None

Since 1955, Friends Outside has provided support for individuals and families during transition in order to reduce risk and improve wellbeing, including parenting education, employment preparation and search, planning and prioritizing, mentoring, and supporting hope for those who are struggling. Their partners in Mission include Behavioral Health, Community Medical, Probation, the Sheriff's Department, Stockton PD, the Office of Violence Prevention, and many other community-based organizations....

Future Farmers of America
Eligibility: Grades 7-12, must be enrolled in the school Vocational Agriculture Program.
Fees:

Future Farmers of America is an 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) 887-3073Future Farmers ...

Giants Community Fund (Junior Giants)
Eligibility: Youth ages 5 to 18 years old.
Fees: None

Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, noncompetitive coed baseball and softball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old. Beyond teaching the fundamentals of the game, Junior Giants focuses on the four bases of character development: confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork. They also offer programs in health, education, and bullying prevention. To learn more, click here.Junior Giant has employment opportunities. Junior Giants AmeriCorps Associ...

Girl Scouts (Heart of Central California)
Eligibility: Grades K-12. Adults over 18 years of age for volunteer positions.
Fees: Annual fee $25.

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is the place for every girl, and it always will be. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has given girls the tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. These are the girls and young women who dream big and do even more. There’s never been a better time to be a part of Girl Scouts. Share experiences with friends and family, or volunteer with Girl Scouts. Regardless of where...

Give Every Child A Chance (Tutoring Program)
Eligibility: At-risk children in grades K-12. "At-risk" is a student receiving one or more Ds or Fs academic grades and/or in danger of failing proficiency requirements. Students must reside in Manteca, Banta, T...
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 ...

Greater Valley Conservation Corps (San Joaquin County Office of Education )
Eligibility: Ages 18 to 25 years old Fingerprint/ background checkCalifornia ID and Social Security Card
Fees: None

Greater Valley Conservation Corps (GVCC) helps youth 18 to 25 years old with academic instruction, employment opportunities, green job training, life skills, and much more.GVCC serves businesses, schools, special events, non-profits, municipalities, public works departments, and cities throughout San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Amador, and Tuolumne Counties.Their purpose is to inspire, educate, and serve local youth and communities by providing opportunities to practice a strong work ethic a...

Greater Yosemite Council (Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, Explorer Posts)
Eligibility: All youth (male and female) ages 7 to 20 years old.
Fees: Annual registration $144.

Boy Scouts of America activities include camping, hiking, citizen's 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. Career oriented program...

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, ...

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...

Lodi Boys & Girls Club (After School Programs)
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
Fees: Annually $35, Summer All Day Program is an additional $60 per week.

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

Lodi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (After School Programs and Camps)
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...

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...

Manteca Recreation and Community Services
Eligibility: Vary
Fees: Vary

Manteca Recreation and Community Services 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 avai...

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 Network for Youth
Eligibility: None
Fees: Sliding scale

National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has been a public education and policy advocacy organization dedicated to the prevention and eradication of youth homelessness in America for over 45 years. As the largest and most diverse network of its kind, NN4Y mobilizes over 300 members and affiliates – organizations that work on the front lines every day to provide prevention services and respond to runaways and youth experiencing homelessness and human trafficking. Annual membership fees can be found at: ...

National Runaway Safeline
Eligibility: None
Fees: None

Through their 24/7 crisis services, an extensive database of over 6,500 local resources across the country, and valuable prevention and education tools, NRS works to keep America’s youth safe and off the streets. Serving as the national crisis and communication system for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth, they respond to youth and families in crisis through our hotline (1-800-RUNAWAY) and online services (1800RUNAWAY.org), including chat, email and forum services. Each year, they connect over...

One-Eighty (Counseling & Resources)
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 (Teen Center)
Eligibility: Grades 7-12
Fees: None

One-Eighty Teen Center is the ultimate hangout for teens with pool tables, air hockey, ping pong, climbing wall, video games, espresso and snack bar, homework help, and a variety of clubs.One-Eighty Teen Center offers:After school hangout Tuesday through Friday 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Friday night activities 6:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.; every week a different themeStay up-to-date with all One-Eighty classes and clubs (rotate throughout the year) Cafe: stop by for a cold or warm beverage, a snack, or j...

Pacific Youth Symphony
Eligibility: Youth ages 10 through 22 years of age.
Fees: Vary

Since 1965 the Pacific Youth Symphony (previously known as Central Valley Youth Symphony) has provided young people in San Joaquin and surrounding counties with the opportunity to play great symphonic music while making new friends. With expert coaching from the conservatory faculty and students, weekly rehearsals on the beautiful Pacific campus prepare young musicians (ages 10-22) for at least two concerts each academic year.

Peniel Missions, Inc./World Gospel Mission (The Center)
Eligibility: School age children and youth, 1st through 12th grades.
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 to the children in a safe environment. Snacks are provided daily. This is a Christian-based organization. It is not a requirement to be a Christian to participate in programs.

ROP-California Foster Families
Eligibility: Please call for eligibility requirements.
Fees: None

ROP-California Foster Families is a private non-profit foster family agency licensed by the State of California to recruit, train and provide extensive services to foster/resource family homes. Their goal is provide safe, ethical and loving homes for foster youth ages infant to 17 years. They provide 24-hours per day, 7 days per week emergency support along with weekly home visits by a social worker with a master's degree. In-home training for families is offered and reimbursement is given to ...

Sacramento 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...

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (Children and Youth Services)
Eligibility: Children with serious mental health needs.
Fees: Medi-Cal accepted; sliding scale for uninsured.

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 Department of Aging and Community Services (Boggs Tract Community Center)
Eligibility: Boggs Tract Community Center serves qualifying individuals living in the 95201, 95202, 95203, 95204, 95207, 95209, 95211, 95219 and 95234 zip codes.
Fees: None

Boggs Tract Community Center is committed to providing community members with information and access to a variety of agencies that provide services in the areas of human services, employment, health, nutrition, housing assistance and education services.Boggs Tract Community Center offers a wide range of services. Please see below:Food and Nutrition Services:Government Commodity Program: Food is distributed on the third Thursday of the month.Emergency Food Program & Donated Food: Emergency fo...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Kennedy Community Center)
Eligibility: Must live in 95206 (East of El Dorado Avenue) or 95336. To qualify for emergency food, clients must bring in documentation. Please call to learn what documentation or identification is needed for each...
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 most Tuesdays (except the Tuesday before the 3rd Thursday of month) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Donated Food Distribution is most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (except the Monday and Wednesday before Commodities on 3rd Thursday of the month). Food is given at 11:00 a.m. (when food is available). Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m. and is fir...

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 Services:USDA Commodity Food - every 3rd Thursday of each month from 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 Friday before the commodity week, the week of commodities, and last Wednesday of each month.Emergency Food Assistance - Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.; once every 90 days;...

San Joaquin County Department of Aging and Community Services (Thornton Community Center)
Eligibility: Varies. 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 Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Proof of residency in the area for new participants Emergency food programClothes closetVITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) Youth Program Intramural Sports Program Computer Lab Recreation Games Arts & Crafts Classes Homework Club After-School SnackSeni...

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 Historical Society and Museum
Eligibility: None
Fees: Please see below.

The San Joaquin County Historical Museum reveals the rich history of San Joaquin County, including the cultures and heritage of the Miwok and Yokuts Indians, the founding and development of Stockton by Charles Weber, the early twentieth century invention of the tractor and bulldozer (both invented in the county), and the evolution of modern agriculture. The Museum has eight exhibit buildings and four historic buildings, including the 1848 Weber house and the 1866 Calaveras School. Exhibits inclu...

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 yearsMust be referred by a county probation officer or county social worker, unless already emancipated,...
Fees: None

Independent Living Program offers one-on-one case management services and basic skills courses offered through the San Joaquin Delta College Guardian Scholars/YESS Program and the County Office of Education Foster Youth Coordinating Programs. In addition, they have transitional housing programs, college and career tours, and events. Please contact an Independent Living Program Coordinator for more information or to determine eligibility for the programs. These services are provided during the tr...

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 (SJCOE) is a service-centered agency that supports school districts, students, educators, families, and the broader community with the overarching goal of ensuring that every student in San Joaquin County has an opportunity to receive a high-quality education.The SJCOE strives to provide opportunities that enrich students' lives and maximize their learning potential, teach students how to be active and engaged citizens of our community, inspire students...

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) (WorkStartYES (Youth Education and Employment Services))
Eligibility: Please see below.
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 Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These services are available to those not attending any secondary or post-secondary school not including Title II Adult Education, ages 16 to 24 years old and who meet one or more of the following barriers:A school dropoutA youth who is within the age of compulsory school ...

San Joaquin County Probation Department (Crossroads)
Eligibility: Free counseling for pre-delinquent youth, ages 10 to 18 years old.
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 to 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 unit...

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 ...
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 19 years of age with family incomes at or below 200 percent of the fed...
Fees: None

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 ser...

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 POST 1850)
Eligibility: Youth interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Fees: None

The goal of the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office Explorer 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 undergo d...

San Joaquin County WorkNet (WorkNet Youth Services - Private Sector Youth Employment and STEPS)
Eligibility: Youth (ages vary with each program). Enrollment in the youth program of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is open to San Joaquin County residents aged 16 to 24 with barriers to empl...
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 24 years, economically disadvantaged and have barriers to employment. Servic...

San Joaquin Delta College (Independent Living Program (ILP))
Eligibility: Independent Living Program (ILP) is for current foster youth in San Joaquin County ages 16 to 21. You can join the program at any time. Fill out a registration form with the link provided and be prepa...
Fees: Classes are free.

ILP is great for foster youth who want to develop the skills and confidence needed to become self-sufficient. It is Adulting 101 - from the big stuff like getting a job, applying for college, and managing a budget to everyday things like cooking, doing laundry, and changing a tire. Topics vary every year. Youth get support, resources, and extra prizes/gifts for participating in classes and activities.

San Joaquin Delta College (Workforce Training Institute/Community Education)
Eligibility: Workshops and classes are available to children, adults and employers.
Fees: Range from $10 to $2,750.

Delta College Workforce Training Institute provides learning and training opportunities in medical health careers, professional development, technology, and enrichment programs. The focus of their program is to help our diverse community build and refine skills needed to enter and succeed in the workforce. Contract Education further promotes workforce development throughout the community by providing specialized education and training services to businesses, government, industry and community ag...

San Joaquin Pride Center (SJPC)
Eligibility: Open and free services to all of the LGBT+ community of San Joaquin County.
Fees: None

San Joaquin Pride Center serves the diverse LGBT+ community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming space, providing resources that enrich body, mind and spirit, and educating the public in tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBT+ community. They offer the following programs:Cultural Sensitivity Trainings: the San Joaquin Pride Center offers Cultural Sensitivity Trainings throughout San Joaquin County and surrounding areas. If you have any q...

San Joaquin Valley 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 weeksAll-day Violence Prevention workshop (for high schools)Anti-Bullying assembly (for elementary and middle schools)Anti-Tobacco assembly (for elementary to...

Sow A Seed Community Foundation
Eligibility: Youth ages 9 to 18 in San Joaquin County
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: Mental Health & WellnessYouth social-emotional support groupsMentoringLeadership training Community referral linkageSow A Seed Community Foundation’s Bright Future Youth Development Program incorporates youth development and mentoring programs that actively promote healthy l...

Sow A Seed Community Foundation (Girl Circle)
Eligibility: Ages 9 to 13 years old.
Fees: None

Girl Circle is an 8-week mentoring and interactive free program for girls ages 9 to 13 years old. Register today to learn more about topics ranging from self-confidence to healthy relationships. In-person sessions will be held at Sow A Seed Community Foundation after school. Please call or visit website for more information.

Stockton Youth Chorale and Valley Youth A Cappella Singers
Eligibility: Students in grades 3rd to 8th can participate in the Stockton Youth Chorale. Third through 5th grade singers are our Treblemakers. Fifth through 8th grader singers are our Concert Choir. The groups si...
Fees: Stockton Youth Chorale: $175 per semester including use of music. Valley Youth A Cappella: $105 per semester. Scholarships are available - contact the Chorale office for more information.

Stockton Youth Chorale is a community choir for young singers who 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: U-7 and above $120; U-6 and below $110; 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.

Tech 4 Good powered by Uneed2 (Youth and Family Technology Center)
Eligibility: Must be 13 years old and older.
Fees: Vary

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

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: High school juniors and seniors who attend school in Tracy, CA.
Fees: None

Hire Me First Program offers job training, 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 i...

Tuleburg Press (The Write Place)
Eligibility: None
Fees: Vary

The Write Place teaches writing, bookbinding, and letterpress printing on vintage presses. It provides writing and book arts classes for children and adults.This Center is located within walking distance from many downtown schools. It also offers creative writing and book arts workshops for writers of all ages.Writing groups and book clubs are able to use the space in the evenings. On weekends, The Write Place hosts author readings and artists who teach paper making, book binding, and paper craf...

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets; San Joaquin Division (Sea Cadets (training in self-reliance, discipline, and honor))
Eligibility: Age 10-13 as Navy Leaguers; 13-18 as Sea Cadets: Willing to attend two day monthly drills plus 2 weeks active duty training (one week for Leaguers) each year at various military installations. ...
Fees: $200/year 1st time enrollment; $150/ yearly renewal: buys medical insurance and liability insurance

Sea Cadets provides 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 various locations. 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 Youth Development Program provides citizenship, leadership and life skill training. While 4-H program serves ages 9 to 19 year-old, 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 program stresses hands-on learning experiences in many areas including animal science, plant science, mechanical science, leisure education, resource education and social science. Most programs/clubs' work is done ...

University of the Pacific (Book Buddies)
Eligibility: Children in transitional kindergarten ages 5 to 7 years old.
Fees: None

Book Buddies Program is sponsored by Benerd College at University of the Pacific and is a response to the literacy needs of the children in the Stockton community. Children are paired with University of the Pacific student mentors and meet one-on-one each week throughout the spring semester. The mentors read to the children and then engage with the child in literacy-based activities to develop reading comprehension skills. Some of these activities include drawing, using graphic organizers, ma...

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 checksComplete initial certification process and attend pre-certification training...
Fees: For potential foster parents, there are fingerprinting and First Aid/CPR class fees.

Uplift Family Services 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. Uplift Family Services has an adoption program that strives to ensure permanency for children in safe and nurturing homes.

Winning Village, Inc.
Eligibility: Low-income families.
Fees: Sliding scale. Family Resource and Referral Center is accepted for children ages 2 to 12 years.

Child care for children 2 to 13 years oldTutoringMentoringCollege-bound workshopsPlease call to schedule an appointment for additional details and eligibility.

Women's Center-Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: Please see below.
Fees: None

Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services (WCYFS) is San Joaquin County’s primary 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. WCYFS has a staff of 70 providing services at 10 sites throughout San Jo...

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.