Community Services provides youth and families with a variety of programs and events that enrich lives, help youth make positive choices and enhance neighborhoods.
Some of these programs include:
The Newhall and Canyon Country Community Centers provide recreation and enrichment opportunities in a fun and safe setting for youth and families. Click here for more information: Community Centers
CHAMPS is a free boxing program for at-risk youth ages 14-19 that develops character, courage, and self-discipline. Experienced coaches teach basic boxing mechanics including stance, footwork, punching combinations, and sparring. Trained outreach staff provide resources and support to participants to assist them with their education, life skills, leadership, employability and emotional health. The program meets several times a week at the Newhall Community Center. Call (661) 286-4006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Court Diversion Program
The Community Court diversion program handles low-grade misdemeanor juvenile criminal and traffic cases. Juvenile offenders are sentenced by a judge to perform community service, make restitution, attend diversion classes, and pay financial penalties.
The Teen Court program handles severe misdemeanor and some minor felony juvenile criminal cases. Juvenile offenders are questioned and sentenced by a jury of their peers from local high schools. Offenders are sentenced to community service, diversion classes, and restitution, if warranted. They also return to serve as a juror.
For more information go to www.santa-clarita.com/communitycourt
Neighborhood Committees & Events
Goods things are happening in local neighborhoods! Movie nights, homework help, English classes, clean-up events...Get involved or find out more by clicking on the link to Neighborhood Committees on the top right of this page!
Youth Employment Services Program (YES)
This program provides work experience, employee training and mentorship opportunities for high-risk/low income youth ages 14-18 who are in school. For more information, visit http://www.santa-clarita.com/YES
Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives (VIDA)
This 16-week intensive program for “at-risk” teens between the ages of 11-17 years old is run by the Sheriff's Department. The program meets three times a week and consist of counseling, community service, physical training, and life skills workshops. The program is offered August – December and February – June. For more information, contact Deputy Tim Ferrone, at (661) 510-0881.
Need Help & Don't Know Where to Turn?
There are lots of resource agencies in town that can help! Resources include counseling, medical, legal, addiction recovery, parenting classes, community service locations, and more. Please click here to find out more: Youth Resource Directory