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.
In 2009, Second Chance launched its Juvenile Options for Lifelong Transition Program (JOLT). The JOLT Program is dedicated to providing a comprehensive custody-to-community reentry model based on evidence based practices with the goal to prevent further involvement with the judicial system and support transition aged youth into adulthood. The JOLT Program provides support for 14-24 […]
The EXCEL program prepares youth and adults to achieve academic and employment success.
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 […]
STAR/PAL (Sports Training, Academics, Recreation/Police Athletic League) is a nonprofit organization that provides over 10,000 youth services annually in inner-city neighborhoods throughout the city and county of San Diego. By bringing youth and law enforcement officers together in this manner, STAR/PAL helps build safer communities in the future.
Street of Dreams provides a music and arts education, college prep program for teen mothers who are at high risk wards of the court and have been trapped in the juvenile justice system. Our students come from foster care, incarceration, and homelessness.
More than ever, communities need organizations that are community sensitive, family-centered, purpose driven and result oriented. Communities need organizations that inherently believe in empowering youth and families, and are committed to restoring family unity and self-sufficiency. One such organization is called Turning the Hearts Center (THC). THC, founded in 2001, grew out of a growing […]
Union of Pan Asian Communities: Transition Age Youth Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation Program and Clubhouse
The Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization, offering multicultural, multilingual, comprehensive physical and mental health services to Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities. The program provides social education, vocational and community reintegration for clients recovering from mental health issues.
Urban Beats is an innovative artistic expression program for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). Through creating and delivering artistic productions and TAY-focused social media messaging, Urban Beats aims to enhance self-sufficiency and increase TAY engagement in behavioral health treatment. Urban Beats utilizes strengths identification and artistic self-expression to fight the stigma related to mental illness and […]
Stein Education Center (SEC) is a California-certified nonpublic school providing special education services to students between the ages of 5–22 with histories of chronic and severe social, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges.
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