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 Club, Day Camps, Cross-Country and Track & Field. 

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 and are mailed to each member.  Program hours are Monday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m. in the summer and 2:30 p.m. 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) 567-9450.

Click here for the WYN Club Registration Packet

School Year WYN Club Sites

Evergreen Elementary School
12915 E. Helmer Dr., Whittier
Hoover Elementary School
6302 S. Alta Ave., Whittier
Laurel Elementary School
13550 Lambert Rd., Whittier
Murphy Ranch Elementary School
16021 Janine Drive, Whittier
Leffingwell Elementary School
10625 Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier

Track and Field

Come out and learn the fundamentals of Cross Country in a fun and friendly environment. 

Ages 5-12

Practice Days and Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Click here  for 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 Foundations, 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:
September 26th , December 5th , January 23rd , March 20th , May 8th.  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