Guide to Resources in Los Angeles

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Strong Youth Strong Communities Support to Help You

Guide to Resources in Los Angeles

Resources for Youth in the Los Angeles, CA area

The SYSC Resource Guide links you to services and programs in your community that supports health, wellness, and overall well-being. These resources are intended to help in building a network that will enable and empower you to become a Stronger Youth and help us to create a Stronger Community.  We hope that you will engage them as needed and share these contacts with friends, family, neighbors, and peers as tools to address the various challenges that you and others may face today or in the future.

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Heart of LA HOLA provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.
YouThink YouThink is an exciting, innovative arts and education program offered by the Zimmer Children’s Museum. youTHink currently serves upper elementary through high school students throughout the Los Angeles area.
100 Black Men of LA

The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 civic and community based organization that serves as a catalyst for the disadvantaged and underrepresented segments of the community. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for African Americans and other minorities through the enhancement of educational and economic opportunities within the community.
Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center is a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis. We provide a safe and nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence. College and career readiness for grades 3-12
Arc Providing quality after school and experiential education programs throughout Southern California.
Beyond The Bell Branch Our role and responsibility is to grow, enhance and strengthen our present programs and to reach out to the greater Los Angeles community to build partnerships before and after school.

C5 Youth Foundation of LA The mission of the C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California, is to change the odds for high-potential teens from under-resourced communities by inspiring them to pursue personal success, while preparing them for leadership roles in school, college, work and their communities.
Boys and Girls of Metro Los Angeles The mission of the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive and responsible members of the community.
Year Up Los Angeles Our mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
C2 Education of Los Angeles Personalized, all-inclusive educational services with a path to college readiness; providing a competitive edge for college admissions.
Elite Prep We offer solid preparation in fundamental academic skills, not just shortcuts or tricks to beat standardized tests. We’re dedicated to helping students and families who are committed to high achievement and ready to put forth the time and effort it takes to succeed.
Klass Tutoring All of our tutors are college graduates with broad tutoring and teaching experience. We tailor each program to meet the student's individual needs. In addition, our tutors come to you. At Klass Tutoring, we provide flexibility and personalized service that is unmatched.
Youth Moving On Peer Resource Center Each year our services have expanded to respond to the growing needs of the youth. YMO provides transition-age youth (TAY, ages 16 – 25) with a continuum of support services to empower them to find lasting independence and a lifetime of personal fulfillment. Our health and wellness, workforce development, life skills and financial literacy programs are grounded in the belief each youth has the right to self-determination and the ability to achieve their goals. Through our Peer Resource Center (PRC), transitional housing, and affordable, permanent, supportive housing programs--youth are strengthened through internships, subsidized education/scholarships, and linkage to other support service providers.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority To support, create and sustain solutions to homelessness in Los Angeles County by providing leadership, advocacy, planning, and management of program funding.
United Friends of the Children United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care.
Los Angeles Youth Network Permanency is more than a safe, stable home. It’s connection. Hope. And healing. So our residential programs offer intervention, ensuring youth are off the streets, free from abuse and working towards engaged and self-sufficient adulthoods
LifeWorks Models of Pride is the world’s largest FREE conference for LGBTQ youth & allies, including parents & professionals. The full-day event includes an Opening Session, over 130 workshops, lunch, a resource fair, college fair, job fair, dinner, entertainment hour, and outdoor dance party – all free!
WLCAC WLCAC is trusted to provide high quality services that are relevant to the community in a way that is responsible, resourceful and compassionate.
Youth Center on Highland Today the Center's more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.
Youth Mental Health Services To develop, deliver and evaluate culturally sensitive, comprehensive service models that empower and advocate for high-risk families in South Los Angeles.  
El Centro De Ayuda A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Boyle Heights community. Our mission to promote social, emotional, academic and economic self-sufficiency, through a continuum of human services.  
Special Service for Groups (SSG) SSG operates more than 25 divisions and programs across Southern California and in San Francisco that provide linguistically and culturally competent services to address the social, health, behavioral health and economic needs of our richly diverse multi-ethnic communities.
Los Angeles Gender Center The Los Angeles Gender Center’s mission is to provide affordable, accessible, and affirming mental health care for gender nonconforming and transgender children, adolescents, adults and their families.  
Enki Health & Research Systems Provides multicultural & multilingual behavioral health services to SED children and adolescents and severely and persistently mentally ill adults throughout Los Angeles.