RESOURCES

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Programs for Youth in Pomona

Programs for Youth in Pomona

Programs for Youth in Pomona

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Sports & Outdoor Recreation

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Community Gardening

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The Arts

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Mentoring & Homework Help

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Heath & Wellness

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Community Service
& Civic Involvement

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School-Based
After School

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Faith-Based Organizations' Youth Programs

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Resources for Parents

If you wish to contribute information to this list of resources, please send a message to: communityengagement.pp@gmail.com

City of Pomona – Community Services Department

More youth sports and specialty programs on Instagram, including Art Saturdays, specialty camps, a variety of summer camps, Outdoor & Active program with PUSD, mini-sports for 4-7 year olds, basketball and soccer for older kids, egg hunts at four different parks:

One of the best ways to stay up with what the City’s Community Services Department is doing is by following their Community Services Instagram:

Other recreation options and LOTS of resources

Little League Baseball

Pomona American Little League:

(909) 623-0031

Pomona Ted Greene Little League:

(626) 664-1009

Soccer

Goals Pomona is a world-class soccer facility for all soccer fans of the area — adults and youth, skilled and beginners. The facility offers top quality fields, a viewing lounge and free on-site parking.

Pomona Premier Youth Soccer League:

(909) 235-3451

Pomona City Football Club

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Sports & Outdoor Recreation

 
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Community Gardens

Pomona Hope Community Garden
Lopez Urban Farm

Lopez Urban Farm is a community-based collaborative between local community groups, organizations, businesses, universities, teachers, students, and community members - that will come together to create a working urban farm using the 2.5 acre lot that will ultimately provide greater access to clean food, knowledge about growing your own food without chemicals, nutrition education, environmental education, school garden trainings, and access to clean and safe green space. “We build community through urban agriculture.”

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The Arts

dA Center for the Arts

The dA offers a great variety of classes for children and youth (and adults!). Among them are:

  • Intro to Keyboard ages 5+, 10 weeks, $30

  • Intro to Dance, ages 4-9, 10 weeks, $15

  • Mini-Mariachi, ages 5-12, $45 per month

  • Choir, ages 5-12, 10 weeks, $15

  • Drop-in Drawing and Painting Studio, ages 13+, $10 per class

  • Clay Classes ages 7 & up and 18+, 3 visits $15 (create, fire, glaze & pickup)

The De Colores program for kids is held every Saturday from March 26 through May 21, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., at a different park each week. Call the dA for locations or check their website.

Based on the principles of collective impact, Pomona’s Promise is a structure through which agencies large and small, along with individual residents, can align their efforts to achieve improvements in five interconnected areas:

AMOCA (American Museum Of Ceramic Art)

AMOCA offers a Teen Council program year-round, which is a weekly arts-internship type of program for interested students. There's a new cohort every fall

AMOCA hosts an Annual High School Ceramics Exhibition. Submissions just closed for this year, and the exhibition will open later this spring

AMOCA has a van, called the Mudmobile, that brings the clay experience to schools. Through their teachers, high school students can organize a visit to the Museum that can involve hands-on experiences, or arrange for a visit from AMOCA's Mudmobile to their school site

Based on the principles of collective impact, Pomona’s Promise is a structure through which agencies large and small, along with individual residents, can align their efforts to achieve improvements in five interconnected areas:

Fairplex Curriculum

Based on the principles of collective impact, Pomona’s Promise is a structure through which agencies large and small, along with individual residents, can align their efforts to achieve improvements in five interconnected areas:

The School of Arts + Enterprise

The School of Arts + Enterprise is a premier 6-12th grade arts school, providing exemplary training in the performing, visual and creative arts and a strong basis in enterprise as a methodology to achieve college and career success.

Based on the principles of collective impact, Pomona’s Promise is a structure through which agencies large and small, along with individual residents, can align their efforts to achieve improvements in five interconnected areas:

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Mentoring & Homework Help

The Club (Youth & Family Club of Pomona)

The Club offers a wide range of after-school programming for K-12 youth, including a teen center, homework help, classes in dance and other arts, basketball, life coaching, leadership development, a range of technology skills, and more.

Pomona Hope
  • Pomona Hope offers after-school programming for K-12 youth, including the arts, technology education, daily homework assistance and physical activity, community garden workshops, attention to spiritual development, college success and leadership development programming.

  • To promote the arts, Pomona Hope has led field trips to the dA Center for the Arts, Second Saturday Art Walk, and the Pomona College Department of Theater and Dance.

  • Pomona Hope Community Garden

Pomona Public Library Homework Club

Free tutoring for students in K-8 at the Pomona Public Library, 625 S. Garey Ave., Pomona 91766. Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Monday-Thursday only (only on days when school is in session). For more information, please call Deleina at (909)568-6704 or email pomonalibraryhomeworkclub@gmail.com.

Bright Prospect

Bright Prospect empowers low-income, first-generation students to gain admission, succeed and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years. Programming starts in 9th grade. Bright Prospect students have graduated from all of the Cal State and University of California campuses, as well as out-of-state private colleges, including Ivy League universities. Bright Prospect also supports students who choose to pursue a community college degree or certificate.

JustUs4Youth (JU4Y)

JU4Y provides a range of programs that support youth who may be labeled “at risk” by others but are affirmed as “at promise” by this organization and its very dedicated staff. Among their many programs, one provides restorative services to students in need of academic support, mentoring, and tutoring. Another program sets the foundation for youth to enter the workforce. Another supports homeless youth who are in need of a stable home so they can take the proper steps to get their lives back in order through case management.

Western University of Health Sciences Health Career Ladder program
  • Open to students from preschool through 12th grade, the Pomona (PHCL) and American Indian (AIHCL) Health Career Ladders promote students from the Pomona community to become skilled and compassionate health care practitioners in a variety of medical and health care professions.

  • The program consists of a series of in-person Saturday morning sessions for the whole family, a variety of online courses, events and activities and dedicated week-long summer programming, in which students learn practical skills and information about careers in the health sciences.  Presentations and hands-on learning sessions are conducted by health care professionals and WesternU students.

  • Intensive six-week college level programing and service learning opportunities are offered for program alumni enrolled in community college or 4-year university; these opportunities are also available to students from local colleges and universities.

Fairplex CTEC (Career & Technical Education Center)

Serving high school students, CTEC educates and prepares students for real-world careers and professional success. Training and certificates are offered in Arts & Media Design, Automotive, Agriculture, Hospitality, and Welding.

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps

San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps is a supportive program that helps youth and young adults develop the motivation, self-confidence, work skills, and education needed to succeed in life. Guided by adult leaders who serve as mentors, role models, technical trainers, and supervisors, SGVCC participants work in crews of 5-10 to rebuild or revitalize blighted areas in their communities, and natural environments. SGVCC serves as a bridge to a better life for young adults ages 18-26. They provide paid job training, support services, and a second chance to earn a high school diploma, while simultaneously offering a variety of professional services to the San Gabriel community. Corpsmembers gain job skills through environmental, construction, recycling, and other community projects.

Southern California Service Corps

Southern California Service Corps promotes the spirit of volunteering and contributing to the community while elevating the values of working toward social justice and developing emerging leaders. “We are about taking action, having a voice, and leading by example.” The organization’s mission is to support the spirit of service and the development of resources for community and nonprofit organizations. They do this by connecting volunteers with opportunities to make a difference, mentoring, and connecting youth enrolled in the Court Referred Community Service Program to nonprofit organizations that can truly use their help.

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Health & Wellness Support

Prototypes
  • Prototypes rebuilds the lives of women, children and communities impacted by substance use, mental illness and domestic violence. Prototypes promotes self-sufficiency while ensuring safety and shelter for those in need. Prototypes is a lifeline to women who are struggling with addiction and other serious issues such as domestic violence and mental illness.


  • Prototypes’ residential treatment programs are designed to help women remain successful in their recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders through a comprehensive program of services and support.  Residential programs are designed to accommodate women who choose to come to Prototypes by themselves as well as those who choose to include their children in the recovery process. Children are able to develop a strong bond with their mothers in a safe environment while also receiving mental health services and school support.

Pomona Wellness Community

Pomona Wellness Community offers a place for community members to gather, find resources, or participate in wellness activities. Support includes mental health, substance use, and general health and wellness resources. All activities are FREE and open to the community; (909) 802-2650

Foothill Family Services

Foothill Family is committed to improving the social-emotional well-being of infants, children, youth, and families. Programs include mental health care; early childhood development and parent education; school-based services; and youth and family services including prevention and treatment of child abuse, domestic violence, and elder abuse, as well as services for pregnant and parenting teens. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000.

Tri-City Mental Health Services
  • Tri-City Mental Health Services provides comprehensive outpatient and intensive mental health services to meet the specific needs of children, transition-age youth, parents/caregivers and the family as a whole. Their crisis support services are available to help people through the most difficult times. Their drop-in center is open to all ages and provides free programming to support the diverse needs of individuals and families.


  • Tri-City’s Peer Mentor Program provides free supportive services to individuals 16 years and older who are looking for one-on-one support, support groups, and wellness activities to promote their overall mental health and wellbeing.  The Wellness Center is a hub of community activities for people seeking improved mental health and wellbeing. Peer-run support groups, workshops and social activities are designed to promote independence and wellness for people of all ages.

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Community Service & Civic Involvement

Pomona Youth Prevention Council (PYPC)
  • Pomona Youth Prevention Council (PYPC) is the Youth Action Council of Partnership for a Positive Pomona, a coalition of Pomona residents and community leaders working together to prevent substance abuse in the community. PYPC is made up of youth from across Pomona and carries out various campaigns and events throughout the year to raise awareness around alcohol and other drugs, and to create environmental change so that it is easier for youth to live drug-free lives.


  • “We are youth united in keeping our community safe from the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. Our purpose is to empower other youth to make positive choices for themselves, to improve our community and to have fun while we do it.”

Pomona Youth Commission (City of Pomona) 
  • The Pomona City Council approved the formation of a seven-member Youth Commission in December 2019 as a way for a new generation of leaders to get involved in local government. It is an advisory body to the City Council dedicated to promoting the youth voice in local government.


  • See page 14 of the City’s Spring Recreation Guide for more information about the Pomona Youth Commission: 

Day One
  • Day One is a community-based organization that works with communities and decision-makers in the San Gabriel Valley to build vibrant, healthy cities with an emphasis on community engagement, public health and environmental justice.


  • Through its Youth Advocate Program, Day One trains middle school, high school, and college students to be positive role models, ambassadors for healthy lifestyles, and informed and engaged members of their communities. The purpose of the Youth Advocate program is to promote healthy lifestyles, advocate for social and environmental justice issues, and facilitate youth voice in the community decision-making process, thereby empowering them as powerful catalysts for change within their respective social circles and communities.


  • Day One's Pomona office is located at the SAE Create, a youth community space in Downtown Pomona, in partnership with the School of Arts & Enterprise. Day One hosts weekly drop-in "Study Zones" for additional support with academics, mentoring, and for assistance with work and volunteer opportunities Monday - Wednesday after school through 6pm and weekly Day One Youth Advocate every Thursday at 4:00pm. Study Zone and Youth Advocate meetings take place at the SAE Create (100 W. 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91766).

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School-Based
After School

PUSD After School (TLC – The Learning Connection)

The TLC program is offered at 24 school sites throughout the district. It runs from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. every regular school day. Students are expected to attend the TLC Program full-time. The TLC Program is offered free of charge. There are a limited number of spaces available at each TLC Program school site. Participation in the TLC Program requires that parents/guardians complete the enrollment and emergency forms before their student can attend the program. For more information or to pick up your enrollment packet, please go to the school office or call and ask for the TLC Program Teacher.

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Faith-Based Organizations' Youth Programs

City of Pomona – Community Services Department

Based on the principles of collective impact, Pomona’s Promise is a structure through which agencies large and small, along with individual residents, can align their efforts to achieve improvements in five interconnected areas:

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Resources for Parents

Tri-City Community Navigators

Tri-City Community Navigators are highly trained individuals who specialize in referring and connecting people to local resources. They assist community members in accessing the services and support they need.
Call (888) 436-3246

San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center:

The San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center coordinates services for people with developmental disabilities and provides support for children with special needs.

JustUs4Youth Parent Tree program
Pomona Hope parenting classes

While members of the community are welcome to attend by RSVP, it is mainly intended for parents of the Pomona Hope after-school program. 

Parents Anonymous: CA Parent & Youth Hotline

The hotline operates from 8a.m.-8p.m. at (855) 427-2736.