In this section, you will find resources for teens and young adults who want to participate in recreational and community activities throughout San Diego County, such as local recreation centers, clubhouses for specialized needs, activities for a variety of interests, and volunteer opportunities.
Founded in 1942, the Civic Dance Arts Program of the San Diego Park and Recreation Department, has introduced hundreds of thousands of citizens to the art form of dance. Currently, classes are offered at 25 city recreation centers, at affordable prices, (and in some instances with fees waived), enabling children and adults from all economic […]
The face of hunger in San Diego has changed. Many people associate the Food Bank with those who are homeless, but the majority of the people we feed are low-income individuals and families who have homes but struggle daily to put food on the table. And increasingly in this tough economic climate middle class families […]
Compassionate, dedicated volunteers are needed in all areas of our shelters. It’s important to us that volunteering be a full and meaningful experience for everyone who participates. We recruit new volunteers for our general program on an every-other-month basis, giving us time to meet the hundreds of people who submit applications and make sure they […]
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, Inc., (The Center) is the nation’s second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. Functioning as the LGBT community’s anchor organization, The Center is led by a 15-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff and utilizes more than 1000 community […]
The San Diego Police Department offers internships to college students on an ongoing basis. Benefits of an internship include college credit for work experience and training (paid positions are available on a limited basis), and the satisfaction in giving back to the community. Interns help the Department carry out many vital and support functions and […]
San Diego Regional Center believes that access to information, supports and learning is necessary for all people to achieve their life goals.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department offers undergraduate and graduate school students an exciting insider’s view of the department’s operations and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the department. You’ll be working with Deputy Sheriffs and Civilian Staff personnel on important cases and management issues and may be exposed to other law […]
The City of San Diego Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) program provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
TRACE is part of the San Diego Unified School District and is an educational support network to assist young adult students with disabilities in transition from high school to adult life. TRACE encourages students to be as independent as possible in the community.
TAY Academy provides a safe, inclusive, youth-led environment planned at multiple locations throughout San Diego County. The program is a collaborative effort between SDYS, YMCA, and South Bay Community Services to offer resources and give support to transition aged youth (ages 14-25). TAY Academy is designed to be a one-stop center for comprehensive services and […]