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Youth & Family Programs

Alpert Jewish Community Center

Kids University at Alpert JCC is open to grades K-8 and provides transportation to the center from Long Beach area schools. Homework assistance, access to the computer lab and swimming pool, and classes in sports, visual arts, Judaic studies, science and more are offered.

Girl Scouts of Los Angeles

By participating in Girl Scouts’ age-appropriate, girl-led activities, your girl will do more than she ever thought she could: from zip-lining through pine forests to developing apps for good. Today, girls are dreamers, makers, and innovators… girls possess the power and the skills to make the world a better place.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Youth programs include baseball, basketball, dance, flag football, golf, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music, skateboarding, softball, ice skating, ice hockey, soccer, swim instruction, tennis, tutoring, track and field, and volleyball. Plus, adaptive recreation programming for people with special needs and family events.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Academics, archery, arts, baseball, basketball, boating and sailing classes, camps, cooking, no-cost drop-in after-school programs, dance, coed flag football, gymnastics, horseback riding, martial arts, music, skateboarding, ice skating, hockey, soccer, swimming, teen centers, tennis, theater arts, and volleyball leagues.

4-H Youth Development Program

Programs and camps for kids ages 5-18 offer guidance in good citizenship, leadership and life skills. STEM, civic engagement, healthy living, and leadership opportunities, such as becoming a camp counselor or teen leader are offered.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Local Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapters match adult volunteers with kids facing adversity to provide supported, one-to-one mentoring.

Boy Scouts of America – Scouting BSA

Boys and girls participate in outdoor and badge-related activities, such as camping and hiking, plus learning survival and life skills.

Boys and Girls Club

Supervised activities (ages 5-18) are offered after school and during school vacations which include crafts, field trips, homework help, career development, dance classes, sports, teen programs, leadership groups, clubs, community service, and before and after-school care.

Camp Fire

Camp Fire offers traditional after-school clubs. Summer, fall, and winter camps are also offered.

Catholic Big Brothers

Adult mentors, Bigs, are matched with Littles, at-risk youth, who meet one-to-one, from four to eight hours per month (at least two times per month) during the course of a minimum one-year period.

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Girls (5-17) participate in a collection of activities and experiences in arts, STEM, financial literacy, community involvement, healthy living, safety, the outdoors, leadership and career exploration.

Girls Inc. of Orange County

Year-round, after-school program for girls (grades K-12) focusing on academic achievement, life skills, and personal development. Vacation camps are also available.

Jewish Big Brothers

Local branches offer programs that match boys and girls with adult mentors who provide friendship and guidance. Additional programs include residential summer camps for both Jewish and non-denominational campers in grades 4-10, teen workshops, as well as college counseling and guidance.

Police Activities League (PAL)

Year-round program for at-risk youth (ages 5-17) that is sponsored by local police departments. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, computers, community service, homework help and field trips.

Power 4 Youth

Middle and high school at-risk students are matched with a volunteer for one-on-one academic mentoring at supervised locations in Long Beach and surrounding areas.

YMCA

Programs for the entire family include child-care, fitness, teen clubs, food programs, day and resident camps, youth sports, STEM programs, aquatics and gymnastics. Parent/child programs (grades K+) are also offered to promote companionship between parents and their children.