~ Youth Empowerment ~ Supportive Services ~ Culturally Sensitive Approaches ~ The City of Gilroy Recreation Department and the South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF) are committed to engaging disconnected youth and their families to social, recreational and educational programs to support and enhance their quality of life. The City of Gilroy partners with reputable organizations like The Youth Alliance, Community Solutions, and CMAP TV to offer free evening pro-social activities. Programs such as Late Night Gyms, media classes and special internships are offered to provide targeted youth with positive alternatives and a safe environment.
Funding is provided through the City of Gilroy, the South County REACH and One Neighborhood Empowered (ONE) Projects, which are funded in part by the Board of State and Community Corrections' California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention Program. 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.
Non-Traditional Recreation Programs (FREE)
Organizing Leaders to Learn, Inform and Nurture (OLLIN) Circles: Hours of operation are year-round. Located at Wheeler Community Center Gym, 250 W. Sixth St., Gilroy. Every Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm.
Pathway to Success! A Media Education, Work Readiness and Internship Program: For specific questions pertaining to the Pathway to Success! program or for an application the Recreation Department by email or by phone at (408) 846-0460. Applications are due by February 15, 2016 for Quarterly Programs beginning in March 2016.
Positive Calles (Streets) Late Night Gyms: Organized recreational activities, interactive games, fun field trips, homework assistance, community resources linkage and referrals, agency contacts and case management, accessible trained staff to problem solve and much more!
Every Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 PM at Wheeler Community Center Gym, 250 W. Sixth St., Gilroy. View the Tuesday Late Night Gym flyer for further information.
Every Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM at Cesar E. Chavez Gym, 227 IOOF Avenue, Gilroy. View the Friday Late Night Gym flyer for further information.
Late Night Gyms are closed the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.
Program Supervisor For specific recreational program questions, contact Recreation Coordinator Brian Hames by email or by phone at 408-846-0460.
For questions pertaining to the South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF), South County REACH or ONE Projects, contact SCYTF Coordinator Bernice Aguilera by email or by phone at 408-846-0337.