In May 2018 the youth center became licensed to serve 90 kids!! This process took literally 5 years and we are so excited to be able to serve more sun valley families. 

The Youth Center has three main programs:

Afterschool and Summer Programming for youth 5-16

This is the licensed daycare aspect of Sun Valley Youth Center.  We currently are receiving funding from the state through parents' eligibility.  The exciting part of being licensed is that due to our licensure we are able to provide some tax credits to those who apply (see your tax advisor for how this may benefit you as a donor!)

Every Day the youth receive snacks and meals. The Sun Valley Youth Center is located in a what is called a food desert.  This means it is hard to get anywhere for healthy food options.  We partner with The Sun Valley Kitchen to provide the youth with healthy food options during the program, we also offer enrichment activities Programs we offer are offering Karate, Flag Football, Cycling, Mindfulness, Yoga, Aqua Fitness, Healthy Living, Life skills, Cooking, Baking, Dance, Public Achievement, MMA, Equine Assisted Learning Programs, Photography, Art, STEM, Overcoming Obstacles as well as Literacy (iready) and homework help. 

Family Enrichment

Creating spaces for families to come and gather monthly for game nights, movie nights, family bike rides and connecting activities where we provide a meal and activities designed to help families connect

Community Engagement and Resources

We provide community BBQ and movie nights, community cops and kids bike rides, girls bike rides, holiday support such as Back to School, Shoe Drives, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.