Join us on Friday, April 26th from 7pm-10pm for KARAOKE NIGHT!
The purpose is to raise awareness of the Filipino Community by celebrating favorite Filipino leisure activities such as karaoke as well as enjoying authentic Filipino food. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards the children whom are part of the YMCA of Albay in the Philippines.
An amazingly good time along with some reformed friendships and lots of talk about life, family, college and supports was had by all at the 2013 Young Adult Retreat at YMCA Camp Oakes. From canoeing to archery to workshops on life skills, these young adults had a chance to reconvene and talk about their lives, challenges and triumphs in trying and succeeding in making it as an independent young adult. All are Youth Institute Alumni who have given their lives to helping others at a young age. We are proud of all of you and your successes! By the way, No one wins twice at chicken foot!!!! Inside joke!
The Long Beach Youth Institute just got back from our bi-annual trip to San Francisco. 46 youth and staff visited Fort Mason, Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, China Town, Coit Tower, The Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and so much more! The highlights of the trip were our visit to the San Francisco Library to discuss their new Teen Center Digital Arts Lab project and the Youth Exchange with the YMCA of the Central Bay Area at the Berkeley Youth Institute.
The 13th year of the Long Beach summer Youth Institute has begun. It's hard to believe its been 13 years since the very first Long Beach YI meeting took place with only 28 youth coming together. Fast-forward to 2013 and we have over 450 youth from all over the state of California and South Dakota coming together for the 1st YI meeting. It's starting; the fire is spreading from the west coast to the east coast and jumping over the ocean to spread globally. Check out photos from the Long Beach YI New Class Click HERE to view the photos from the meeting.