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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.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Local branches match boys and girls with adult mentors who provide friendship and guidance. Volunteers are extensively screened. Catholic Big Brothers offer bilingual, deaf and hearing-challenged programs.

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 are offered after school and during school vacations for children 5-18 including 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. Seasonal camps are offered during the summer, fall, and winter.

Catholic Big Brothers

Adult mentors (Bigs) are matched with children (Littles) to provide friendship and guidance. Bigs and Littles meet at least twice per month, over the course of at least one year.

Girl Scouts of Orange County

Program for girls grades K-12 designed to hone skills in the STEM fields, the outdoors, life, and entrepreneurship. Participating girls join a troop that meets 1-2 times a month, and together they unleash the Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader (G.I.R.L.) in every girl through engaging activities and outings.

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. Other programs that are offered include residential summer camps, teen workshops, and college support and guidance.

Police Activities League (PAL)

Year-round program for children and teens (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 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.