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Isla Vista Teen Center

Isla Vista Teen CenterThe Isla Vista Teen Center (IVTC) has been serving Isla Vista and Goleta youth and families since 1998, providing a safe, fun, alternative space for teens during the high risk after-school hours.

IVTC is open to young people in grades 6 -12, and we support the strength and achievement of youth and their families through a variety of educational, recreational, cultural and leadership opportunities.

Recreation 

IVTC is located next to beautiful Estero Park in Isla Vista with access to large grass field and basketball courts. Recreational activities include a range of sport tournaments, ping pong and pool tournaments, dance classes, monthly girls and guys late-nights, teen lock-ins, field trips, community events and quarterly late-night dances.

IVTC offers a pool table, ping pong table, a large screen TV, Wii system and 5 computers with internet access as well as an array of board games and sport equipment.

Education

Academic Assistance
We provide tutoring, homework assistance, book clubs, access to computers, internet and printing. Our services also include case management and advocacy. Homework assistance is provided by the Center staff as well as UCSB student volunteers. Services are available Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm.

Alcohol and other Drugs Prevention
Alcohol and other drugs education groups are offered on a weekly basis throughout the year. The groups provide youth with important facts and information regarding alcohol and other drugs as well as helping youth explore the impact of alcohol and other drugs in their lives and in their community.

Leadership development
Through the Leadership and Jr. Leadership Clubs, teens in the 8th -12th grades have the opportunity to gain leadership skills and become engaged in the community. Teens are required to commit for a minimum of one academic year and new students are selected every summer. Leadership participants coordinate community events, and also identify and work on various issues or concerns affecting youth and their community.

Collaborations
IVTC partners with various organizations to provide teens and families with a range of opportunities and experiences.

  • Monthly visits to the Santa Barbara YMCA for a teen workout night
  • Summer Theatre Camp with Isla Vista Arts.
  • Summer Food Distribution Program with the SB FoodBank
  • Summer Emergency Disaster Preparedness Class with UCSB Emergency Preparedness
  • Guys and Girls Empowerment Groups with the SB Rape Crisis Center

Counseling

In partnership with UCSB Hosford Clinic, we offer on-site counseling for our teen members and their families. Please call the Teen Center for more information.

Membership
Membership is FREE and is open to all youth in the 6th - 12th grades. Please visit IVTC for membership application.

Hours of Operation
MONDAY - THURSDAY: 3:00-8:00pm
FRIDAY: Hours vary depending on fieldtrips and special events

IVTC schedule subject to change depending on special events/activities and/or holidays.

For more information contact:

Luis Ortega                                      
Program Coordinator
Luis.Ortega@ciymca.org


YMCA Isla Vista Teen Center
889  Camino Del Sur 93117
Isla Vista, CA
805.685.9170

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