100 West Clary Avenue
San Gabriel, CA 91776
The Educational Enrichment Services Department includes after-school, summer and weekend education enrichment, tutoring, youth development, college and career preparation, recreation and delinquency prevention programs for youth ages 6 – 18. In addition, AYC operates Parent Education workshops and provides information, referral and translation assistance to community members as needed. These services are provided primarily out of our youth center facilities in the city of San Gabriel. Approximately 99% of the 865 youth, parents and seniors who received services through these programs identified as Asian Pacific Islander and approximately 92% are low- income.
The Accelerated Children’s Education (ACE) Program consists of homework assistance and core California standard instruction in English Language Arts, Science, and Mathematics. The after-school program is offered Monday through Friday 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Students receive intervention and/or challenge work in English Language Arts, Science and Mathematics, depending on academic level. The academic level of each student is individually determined through assessments when they start the program each year. Progress is determined through ongoing benchmarks throughout the school year and a post assessment at the end of the year. English language learners or students who are performing at below grade level can get caught-up to grade level because of the individualized assessments and academic intervention. Tutors are trained in classroom instruction and management and maintain a ratio of 14 students or less for each teacher. The ACE program also has a library exchange program with the San Gabriel Library. ACE offers enrichment activities as well such as: dance, theater, health, art and music. Students are also involved in educational field trips to enhance their learning experience. Finally, AYC is able to provide transportation (on a first come first served limited basis) from school to AYC’s May L To Educational Center each school day. This program is free to a limited number of low-income families and a sliding scale is used to determine fees for all other families.
ACE Fall Flyer 2014-2015: English
ACE Fall Flyer 2014-2015: Spanish
ACE Fall Flyer 2014-2015: Chinese
ACE Registration Form: English and Chinese
ACE Registration Form: Spanish
The ACE Summer School Program consists of all of the above AND instruction in science, social studies, history, crafts, nutrition and physical education. The ACE Summer School Program is offered to students starting in June when the school year ends and ending in August when the new school year begins. The program runs Monday – Friday, from 8:15am – 6:30pm. Students are also involved in educational field trips to enhance their learning experience. English language learners or students who are performing at below grade level can get caught-up to grade level because of the individualized assessments and academic intervention. A sliding scale based on income is used to determine fees for all families. Together, ACE After-School and Summer School Programs create well rounded students in academic, social and cultural skills.
2014 ACE Summer School Flyer: English
2014 ACE Summer School Flyer: Chinese
2014 ACE Summer School Flyer: Spanish
The Chinese Language School Program is offered on Friday afternoons from 3:30pm – 6:30pm. It is a language acquisition program that consists of speaking, understanding, reading and writing instruction in Chinese (Mandarin-Simplified). Students are broken up into three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Teachers are trained in classroom instruction and management. They teach from a Chinese Language Acquisition Curriculum that is designed for K-8 students. A sliding scale based on income is used to determine fees for all families.
Chinese Language School Flyer: English
Chinese Language School Flyer: Chinese
Chinese Language School Registration Form: English and Chinese
Chinese Language School Registration Form: Spanish
The One-on-One Tutoring Program works in conjunction with ACE and TLCC programs. It offers personalized instruction in core curriculum subjects for students in K-12. The program is offered Monday through Friday by appointment. All tutors are college graduates and are matched based on their areas of expertise to the needs of each student. For example, youth needing higher level math tutoring are matched with a tutor who has experience and excellence in higher level math. Students are assessed to determine accurate grade levels of understanding and performance and they are then given appropriate instruction to help them to reach their academic goals. A sliding scale based on income is used to determine fees for all families.
One-on-One Tutoring Registration Form: English and Chinese
One-on-One Tutoring Registration Form: Spanish
The Jefferson Middle School Satellite Program mirrors the ACE After-School Program. It serves students from low-income families with at-risk academic status at Jefferson Middle School in the San Gabriel Unified School District. JMS Satellite Program consists of homework assistance and core California standard instruction in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The program is offered each afternoon, Monday through Friday 2:00pm – 6:30pm. Students receive intervention work in English Language Arts and Mathematics, depending on academic level. Academic level is obtained through pre and post examinations and ongoing benchmarks throughout the school year. Teachers are trained in classroom instruction and management. The end goal for JMS Satellite Program is to help students attain grade-level proficiency in core curriculum to better prepare them for a successful academic experience. A sliding scale based on income is used to determine fees for all families.
JMS Fall 2014-2015 Satellite Program Flyer: English
JMS Fall 2014-2015 Satellite Program Flyer: Chinese
JMS Fall 2014-2015 Satellite Program Flyer: Spanish
JMS Satellite Program Registration Form: English and Chinese
JMS Satellite Program Registration Form: Spanish
The SAT Preparation Program is designed for low-income students in the community that have the goal of college or university acceptance. These students are in need of SAT study and test-taking skills and AYC’s SAT Preparation Program addresses this need in the community. It is administered four times a year, for eight weeks in a row, on Saturdays from 9:00am – 6:00pm. The instructors are college graduates with advanced training in curriculum instruction and test-taking strategies. The program covers all parts of the SAT. It gives students detailed instruction and test-taking tips for each portion. The idea of the SAT Preparation Program is to help students, who otherwise could not afford such assistance, to be successful on their SAT’s, which in turn prepares them for a successful college or university experience. A sliding scale based on income is used to determine fees for all families.
PSAT & SAT 1 Preparation Flyer Winter Session 2014
PSAT & SAT 1 Preparation Registration Form: English and Chinese
PSAT & SAT 1 Preparation Registration Form: Spanish
The Friday Night Club (FNC) runs hand in hand with the TLCC Program. It provides a safe-haven program for low-income, at-risk youth in the community ages 14-24. It is offered as a refuge on Friday evenings 3:30pm-6:30pm to high school students in the community. Students are able to participate in Open Recreation which can be anything from card games and board games to use of the pool table or sports in the gymnasium. FNC also has a Basketball League who play basketball in the gym in preparation for competitive games in the community. Like TLCC, FNC students participate in life skills workshops such as: healthy relationships, tobacco and drug awareness, drivers and safe sex education. Students are also involved in educational field trips and community service opportunities. The purpose of FNC is to aid prevent youth delinquency and gang involvement while giving these students a safe-haven where they can develop social skills, team work skills, and enjoy pro-social recreation. All youth must be enrolled with Mrs. Espinosa, and no drop-ins are allowed.
The Friday Night Club Flyer
The Friday Night Club Registration Packet
The Youth and Family Services Department includes social service programs provided out in the community at school sites, community partners sites (such as churches or YMCA’s) and in clients homes. These services are provided through-out the first, second, and fifth supervisorial districts of Los Angeles County including the Antelope Valley, Eastern San Fernando Valley, East Los Angeles, Huntington Park, San Gabriel Valley and Pomona areas. These services are for at-risk, probation, and adjudicated(re-entry from incarceration) youth referred from the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The population is composedof Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic, African-American, Caucasian and other ethnic groups. However, about 99% of the 1,804 youth and families served by these programs are low income.
The goal of AYC’s BOWNCE program is to promote healthy female adolescent development by instilling positive self-image, decision making, and interpersonal skills for female youth identified as at-risk of juvenile delinquency. Program participants engage in weekly group discussions and activities addressing topics as Self-Esteem, Healthy Relationships, Physical Development, Conflict Resolution, College/Career Planning, and Decision Making. In addition to the activity/discussion sessions, participants also attend field trips focusing on themes of education, cultural awareness, and mother-daughter relationship building. Successful delivery of these services will effectively strengthen the family unit, promote responsible youth behavior, and decrease recidivism.
The goals of AYC’s Gang Intervention Program are to promote healthy adolescent development and decrease delinquency, criminal behavior, and gang involvement. Designed for at-risk, gang associated youth and their parents, program participants engage in weekly discussion groups that focus on developing healthy cognitive-behavioral skills. Topics addressed during the sessions include Decision Making, Choices and Consequences, Anger Management, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Recognizing Thinking Errors as Minimizing, Self-Centeredness, and False Blaming. The parent component of the program focuses on empowering parents with effective Communication, Discipline, and Household Structuring skills. Successful delivery of these services will effectively strengthen the family unit, promote responsible youth behavior, and decrease recidivism.
The goals of AYC’s High Risk/High Needs Home Based Program are to decrease criminal and delinquency behavior and to promote school success for high-risk probation youth. Designed for probation youth and their parents, the program’s Case Workers visit each family in their homes to provide support and guidance in empowering the youth to successfully complete the terms of his or her probation. During these weekly visits, Case Workers engage the minors in curriculum based discussions regarding Decision Making, Choices and Consequences, Anger Management, Substance Abuse Prevention, and Recognizing Thinking Errors as Minimizing, Self-Centeredness, and False Blaming. The parents are engaged in informational discussions that focus on developing effective Communication, Discipline, and Household Structuring skills. Successful delivery of these services will effectively strengthen the family unit, promote responsible youth behavior, and decrease recidivism.
The Employment Services Department is focused on giving young people necessary tools and skills to be self-sustaining. This department's goals include offering vocational training, paid job placement, educational support and tutoring, paid internships, and counseling. These services benefit young people who have experienced barriers to employment that include homelessness, youth who did not complete high school, probation/parole, disability, substance abuse, and foster care.
The WIA program has three goals: 1) To identify and partner with businesses to provide on-the-job training with our pre-screened applicants. AYC will pay the employer for all necessary costs including hourly wages, training, and uniforms. 2) To identify young people ages 17-21 who have experienced barriers to employment including homelessness, substance abuse, pregnant/parenting, probation/parole, foster youth and youth who did not complete high school 3) To match these young people with employment opportunities and provide additional support including job search and interview skills, educational support and tutoring, establishing emergency food and benefits, counseling, and life skills and employment workshops.
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Workshops Included in WIA
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WIA Frequently Asked Questions
AYC’s Educational Pathways & Vocational Opportunities (EPVO) Program aims to reduce juvenile delinquency and recidivism by providing case management services to probation youth in acquiring their high school diploma or G.E.D., essential job readiness skills, and specific vocational training. Designed for probation youth that have been recently released from camp or detention center, participants receive assistance in education and career goal setting, enrolling in vocational training or other post-high school educational programs, and long term retention and support services. Program participants also receive a stipend to afford school fees and purchase necessary items related to his or her educational and/or career success.
AYC has been providing emergency food for hungry families for more than nine years through partnerships with the LA Regional Food bank and other community partners. In the most recent year, however, because of shortages at the food bank, we have had to begin doing local quarterly food drives and developing partnerships with manufacturers and distributors to donate goods. Last fiscal year more than 400 families received emergency food. In order to provide more adequate food security services to Asian Pacific Islander families, AYC requested and received support from the APCF Board of Directors & Friends Giving Circle Grant in order to procure, process, and distribute more ethnically appropriate foods geared toward APIs. The funds were utilized to establish partnerships with various Asian food manufacturers, distributors, and retail vendors to increase donations of typical Asian foods and to work in partnership with local businesses to conduct food drives. In addition, AYC recruited and train volunteers to carry out the collection, packing, and distribution process.
Food Program Distribution Dates