Youth Development

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen. All kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and lifelong achievement.

Healthy Living

Improving the nation’s health and well-being. The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance of the spirit, mind, and body, the Y encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, and shared interests, to achieve greater health and well-being for the whole person.

Social Responsibility

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. The Channel Islands YMCA has been listening and responding to our communities’ most critical social needs since 1887. Through the Y, thousands of volunteers, donors, leaders and partners across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are empowering others to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Our Mission


St. George Youth Center 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. Our goal is to create a space where all youth and teens feel safe, supported and empowered to be the best version of themselves.
The youth center is open to young people in grades 5th -12th, and we support the strength and achievement of youth and their families through a variety of educational, recreational, cultural and leadership opportunities.

Staff & Board