Youth Services



The Youth Services Division office is located at the Whittier Community Center at 7630 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602.

For more information, please contact The Whittier Community Center at (562) 567-9430.

The Youth Services Division is responsible for providing quality developmental and recreational programming for the youth of Whittier. Some of the programs sponsored by the City's Youth Services Division include: Whittier Youth Network (WYN Club), Summer Day Camps, Volunteen Program and Students Run Whittier.

The Youth Services Division also works with the SKILLS Organization to provide Club Orchard Dale and Club Scottie, which are after school programs for Kinder-5th graders at Orchard Dale and Scott Avenue Elementary Schools.


The WYN Club is a drop-in recreation program for young people 2nd - 5th grade throughout the school year, and ages 7-12 during the summer program. Members participate in a variety of recreational activities, special interest classes, personal development activities and field trips. Each program is staffed with trained recreation leaders and volunteers who have planned each day’s activities to keep your children active, involved and having plenty of fun! Monthly activity calendars are available at the sites.

Sites available during the SCHOOL YEAR and SUMMER programming are listed further down on this page.


Registration begins on Monday, August 1, 2016 at The Whittier Community Center, Parnell Park or Palm Park

Program is for children who are enrolled in the 2nd – 5th grade

Registration fee:   $40 for the school year program
Registration date: Monday, August 1, 2016- for 2016-2017 School Year
Program sites:       See chart below

Program Begins: Tuesday, August 16 at Evergreen, Laurel, Murphy Ranch and Leffingwell
                            Wednesday, August 17 at Hoover Elementary
Program hours:   School dismissal to 5 p.m.

Click here for the 2016-2017 School-Year WYN Club Registration Packet

School Year
WYN Club Sites

WYN Club Sites

Evergreen Elementary School
12915 E. Helmer Drive, Whittier

Hoover Elementary School
6302 S. Alta Avenue, Whittier

Laurel Elementary School
13550 Lambert Road, Whittier

Murphy Ranch Elementary School
16021 Janine Drive, Whittier

Leffingwell Elementary School
10625 Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier

Anaconda Park
14575 Anaconda Street,. Whittier

Kennedy Park
8530 Painter Avenue, Whittier

Michigan Park
8228 Michigan Avenue, Whittier

Palm Park
5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier

Parnell Park
15390 Lambert Road, Whittier

Monthly Fee-Based Programs

Orchard Dale Elementary
10625 S. Cole Road, Whittier

Scott Avenue Elementary School
11701 Scott Avenue, Whittier



If you are between the ages of 14 to 16 and looking to make a difference in your community while gaining valuable experience in a fun and exciting program, then the City of Whittier’s SUMMER Volunteen program is just what you have been looking for!

Those selected will have the opportunity to volunteer at our Summer Programs, WYN Club (Whittier Youth Network) sites, day camps, Senior Center, and community events.

Those selected will also need to attend the Volunteen Training Meetings scheduled every Monday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., during our summer programming.  Meetings will be held at the Whittier Community Center.

Volunteen application packets will be accepted starting on Monday, March 20, 2017.  Application Deadline is Thursday, May 11, 2017, by 5 p.m.

For more information, please call the Whittier Community Center at (562) 567-9430

Click here for the 2017 Volunteen Application Packet.

Club Friday

Club Friday is a dance program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who attend a Whittier school or reside in the City of Whittier. Club Friday is put on by the City of Whittier and funded by the Whittier Community Foundation. Dances are held at the Whittier Community Center, and will take place October 21, 2016 (Fright Night), December 9, 2016 (Glow in the Dark), February 3, 2017 (Night Rally), April 21, 2017 (Sports Night) and May 12, 2017 (Fiesta Friday). The dance begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m.

The charge for the Club Friday dance is $5 per student. Refreshments are also available for an additional charge. Space is limited, so young people need to plan to arrive early. A valid school ID and signed parent permission slip are required.

When the dance is over, parents/guardians need to walk into the Whittier Community Center to pick up their child. No child will be released without a parent or a guardian.  Late fees will be charged for all those not picked up by 10 p.m.

Please call (562) 567-9430 for more information.

Click here for Club Friday Flier

here for the Club Friday Permission Form

Students Run Whittier

Students Run Whittier program trains students grades 4-8 to participate in local 5K runs in the City of Whittier. Trainings teach participants the fundamentals of running, building self-esteem, awareness of lifelong physical fitness and creating an atmosphere of belonging while training with their peers.

Practices take place on Saturdays, 7-8 a.m., September through October and January through March. Practices are held at Palm Park.

For more information on Students Run Whittier, please call (562) 567-9430.

Click here for Students Run Whittier Flier!

SKILLS Organization
 (Supporting Kids In Living & Learning Successfully)

The SKILLS Foundation is a non-profit social services agency dedicated to the youth in our community. Vision Statement: The Supporting Kids In Living and Learning Successfully (SKILLS) Organization exists to create a partnership among parents, schools, businesses, government, and the community to support programs that give every child the opportunity to develop the SKILLS necessary for living and learning successfully.

For more information on the SKILLS, including opportunities for development, please send e-mail to