Youth Services


The Youth Services Division is responsible for providing quality developmental and recreational programming for Whittier youth. Some of the programs sponsored by the City's Youth Services Division include: Whittier Youth Network - WYN Clubs, Day Camps, Middle School Dances and Cross Country. 

Youth Services

For more information, please contact The Whittier Community Center at

WYN Club

The WYN Club is a drop-in recreation program for young people 2nd - 5th grade throughout the school year, and 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.  Program hours are Monday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. in the summer and immediately following school dismissal to 5 p.m. during the school year.  In the summer, Parnell and Palm Park are open until 6 p.m.  The cost is $30 for the summer program and $40 for the school year program.

City office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

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

Click here for the WYN Club Registration Packet

Click here for the Summer WYN Club Registration Packet

School Year
WYN Club Sites
WYN Club Sites

Evergreen Elementary School
12915 E. Helmer Drive, Whittier
Anaconda Park
14575 Anaconda Street,. Whittier
Hoover Elementary School
6302 S. Alta Avenue, Whittier
Kennedy Park
8530 Painter Avenue, Whittier
Laurel Elementary School
13550 Lambert Road, Whittier
Michigan Park
8228 Michigan Avenue, Whittier
Murphy Ranch Elementary School
16021 Janine Drive, Whittier
Waiting List Only
Palm Park
5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier
Leffingwell Elementary School
10625 Santa Gertrudes 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

Students Run Whittier

Students Run Whittier program trains students grades 5-8 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.

Volunteen Program

If you are looking to make a difference in your community, gain 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!

Students ages 14 to 16 will have the opportunity to volunteer at our Summer Programs (Whittier Youth Network) sites, Day camps, Senior Center, and community events.

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

Click here for the Volunteen Application Packet

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

Friday Forum                                                 

Friday Forum is a dance program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who attend a Whittier school or reside in the City of Whittier. Friday Forum is funded by the SKILLS Organization. Dances are held at the Whittier Community Center, and will take place on December 11th (Winter Wonderland), February 5th (Sports Night), April 15th (Spring Fling) and May 6th (Fiesta Friday). The dance begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. The charge for the Friday Forum 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.
For more information or to access a permission slip, please log on to