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 on WYN School Year Flyer  for more information.

Click on
WYN School Year Packet  for a registration packet.

Start Date:
August 14, 2013
Monday - Friday, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 15, 2013
$40 per participant for entire school year

In person registration can be done at Parnell Park, Palm Park or the Whittier Community Center.

School Year WYN Club School Sites:
Evergreen, Hoover, Laurel, Murphy Ranch, Leffingwell and Longfellow.


Summer Day Camp

Start Date:

Monday, June 9
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Monday, May 5th at Parnell Park only
Tuesday, May 6th at any city facility
$90 per week per child, first-come, first-serve and space is limited
$9 additional charge for T-Shirt

Summer Day Camp is held at two locations:

Palm Park, 5703 Palm Avenue, Whittier
Murphy Ranch Elementary, 16021 Janine Drive, Whittier

Recreation swim is offered at the Palm Park Day Camp site only. 

Palm Park is offered for nine weeks and Murphy Ranch for eight weeks.
Registration may be made for as many weeks as desired.

The summer 2014 Day Camp program will feature weekly field trips, arts and crafts, sports, cooperative games, exciting enrichment activities, and daily snacks, all geared to support and promote a healthy and active lifestyle during the school summer vacation.

For more information, contact Parnell Park at 562-567- 9450 or

Please click here for Summer Day Camp Packet 

School Year WYN Club Sites Summer WYN Club Sites
Evergreen Elementary School
12915 E. Helmer Dr., Whittier
Anaconda Park
14515 Anaconda St., Whittier
Hoover Elementary School
6302 S. Alta Ave., Whittier
Michigan Park
8228 Michigan Ave., Whittier
Laurel Elementary School
13550 Lambert Rd., Whittier
Palm Park
5703 Palm Park Ave., Whittier
Murphy Ranch Elementary School
16021 Janine Drive, Whittier
Parnell Park
10711 Scott Ave., Whittier
Leffingwell Elementary School
10625 Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier
Longfellow Elementary School
6005 Magnolia Ave., Whittier

Track and Field

Come out and learn the fundamentals of Track and Field in a fun and friendly environment.

Ages 5-12

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

Click on Flyer  for more information.   

SKILLS Foundation

(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 SKILLS Foundation exists to create better lives for all young by promoting the development of character skills throughout the community resulting in clean, sober, and successful living. 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 Foundation.  Dances are held on the first Friday of each month (October through June) at the Whittier Community Center. 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