Youth Development Programs

Our youth development programs offer a wide array of social, educational and civic opportunities that foster the innate leadership potential all young people possess. This work is possible through the Woodland Coalition for Youth, a partnership of private and public youth-serving agencies and organizations dedicated to working alongside young people in order to create positive community change benefiting youth. The Coalition was founded in 2006 with funding and ongoing technical assistance from Sierra Health Foundation’s REACH Community Action initiative. Since then, eight other Sacramento-area coalitions have received REACH support. To read more about the Coalition, please click on the logo to the right.

The Yolo Family Resource Center provides and manages the following youth development opportunities:

  • the ASSETs after school program, including case management and clinical counseling for Woodland High School students, housed primarily at Woodland High but offered on-site at the YFRC and other locations throughout Woodland
  • the “Yolo FRC Youth News” group, teens who meet weekly to create a quarterly youth newspaper
  • the Yolo County Youth Leaders, a team of youth and adults who plan and carry out monthly youth conference workshops
  • the Woodland Youth Council, a cohort of young people who work with the adults of the Woodland Coalition for Youth
  • “Teens on the Move,” a periodic cable-access show produced for youth, by youth
  • periodic community service projects and other opportunities, made available through our Community Service Calendar
  • general-interest skill-building opportunities, such as our Cooking Club and Art Expressions groups
  • the Knights Landing Family Resource Center Homework Club

For more information on these opportunities, such as eligibility and program hours, please contact Lamar Heystek, Coordinator of Youth Programs, or visit the Contact page.