Gilroy Youth Center

Join the Gilroy Youth Center's FREE Afterschool Program for the 2017 school year. After school, you child will receive one hour of homework and/or reading help daily. They will participate in organized games, arts and crafts, and video game fun. They will have the opportunity to join us for monthly field trips and/or events. A free daily snack is included.

Cesar E. Chavez Gym, 227 IOOF Ave., Gilroy (Gilroy Prep School)

The Fall program begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The program follows the Gilroy Prep School calendar.

For further details, click on the Youth Center flyer.
Youth Center
Funding for the Gilroy Youth Center
Funding is provided through the City of Gilroy Community Development Block Grant. The City of Gilroy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or familial status in the administration of its programs or activities. The hearing impaired can reach us through the California Relay System at 7-1-1 or 800-735-2929.

Due to Federal requirements, we are required to receive proof of income from our participant families to support income guidelines. In turn, this allows the Youth Center to receive federal funding and continue to provide FREE services to youth.

To register your child, please visit the City of Gilroy Recreation Department Office at 7351 Rosanna St. Please submit one of the following documents as proof of income:
  • Free or Reduced GUSD Lunch Eligibility
  • Section 8 (copy or voucher)
  • Enrollment in any government assisted programs
All information provided is confidential and meets grant audit requirements.
Fall 2017 Hours of Operation
Monday, 3:15 to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, 3:15 to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 1:00 to 6:00 PM
Thursday, 3:15 to 6:00 PM

Youth 13 - 19 years old can join us for Friday Late Night Gym, every Friday at the Cesar E. Chavez Gym from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
Program Supervisor
For specific program questions, contact Community Coordinator Sandra Cruz by email or by phone at 408-500-5034.