Youth Programs

Hours

Mon - Wed: 3pm - 6:30pm
Thu: 2pm - 6:30pm
Fri: 3pm - 6:30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
889 Camino Del Sur
Isla Vista CA, 93117
(805) 685-9170

Drop-in Afterschool Services

Teen Leaders - Every other Tuesday from 4:30 - 6pm

Late Night - Friday, October 1 from 6:30pm - 10pm

Membership Application

Application De Membresía

Community Programs

Moms Support Group:
Monday 6pm - 7pm
Virtual and facilitated in Spanish

Supported by the Mental Wellness Center

Food Distribution:
Paused until further notice.
Supported by the Isla Vista Community Services District

Zumba:
Wednesday 4pm - 5pm

Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  Programs are free!

For more information:

(805) 685-9170

Email

 

Street Outreach

The YMCA provides support to youth and young adults age 12-24 who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. Staff provide resources in the community via a mobile outreach team and at the St. George Youth Center. Our drop-in services are available Thursdays from 1pm - 3pm and mobile outreach from 3pm - 5pm in Isla Vista and Goleta.

Services include:

  • Nutritious food

  • Hygiene supplies

  • Clothing

  • Case management

  • Referrals for care

  • Computer and internet access

  • Vocational support
     

About St. George Youth Center YMCA


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.

 

Recreation


The youth center is located next to beautiful Estero Park in Isla Vista with access to a large grass field and basketball courts. Recreational activities include a range of sports 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.
The youth center offers a pool table, ping pong table, a large screen TV, Wii system and five computers with internet access as well as an array of board games and sports 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 daily from open to closing hours.

Membership Application

Application De Membresía

Isla Vista Teen Leaders

The Isla Vista Teen Leaders, a leadership group based out of the St. George Youth Center, empowers youth to make informed, healthy decisions for themselves and create meaningful impact in their community. Participating youth cultivate leadership skills and practice community engagement through workshops offered by community partners, event planning, meeting with local leaders and officials, and many other activities that foster youth development. IV Teen Leaders also support youth substance use prevention efforts by serving as youth representatives in the Isla Vista Coalition for Healthy Communities 805, a community coalition funded by the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. Isla Vista Teen Leaders is open for 7 - 12 graders who live in Isla Vista or Goleta, and they meet every other Tuesday at St. George Youth Center from 4:30 - 6pm.

Contact Us

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