Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Johnny Martin Sotelo Youth Opportunity Center


Be a part of something!

The Johnny Martin Sotelo Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) is a space dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of Riverside youth through the promotion of social and personal development.  Located at Bobby Bonds Park, the center focuses on providing youth ages 14 - 22 with the skills necessary to succeed in their communities. The center commits itself to providing essential tools giving youth an opportunity to gain employment, complete a high school degree, and enroll in college.  Programs and services available at the YOC include fine arts classes, tutoring, community service opportunities, spring and summer camps, computer and internet access, Project BRIDGE gang intervention and prevention program, alternative education programs, among others. The YOC cultivates a safe and positive environment for its local youth.

Youth Opportunity Center:

 2060 University Ave.

 (951) 826-2272

 Hours of Operation:
 Monday - Thursday • Noon - 8 p.m.
 Friday • Noon - 6 p.m.
 Saturday & Sunday • Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Teens in Action (afterschool program)

Join the YOC for tutoring, SAT prep, High School Exit Exam prep, college application prep, FAFSA assistance, volunteer opportunities and indoor and outdoor activities.
3 - 6 p.m. • Monday - Friday
Youth 13 - 18


Holiday Fun at the YOC!

Oct. 25 • 3 – 6 p.m. – Pumpkin carving night (pumpkins not included)
Nov. 15 • 3 - 6 p.m. – Teensgiving (potluck)
Dec. 20 • 3- 5 p.m. – Gingerbread contest
Jan. 10 • 3 – 5 p.m. – New Year, New Me! (workout session)
Feb. 7 • 3 – 5 p.m. – Valentine Card Stations


Fun Fridays!

Open to all teens! 3 - 5 p.m. • FREE

1st Friday - Movies and munchies
2nd & 4th Friday - Teen Cuisine and Open Mic
3rd Friday - Wii Challenge


YOC Workshops • FREE

College Prep Workshop • Monday, 4 - 5 p.m.

Art • Monday, 5 - 6 p.m.

Career Pathway Workshop • Tuesday, 4 - 5 p.m.

Photography • Thursday, 5 - 6 p.m.


Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be granted unless class is cancelled. Credits will be issued for the amount of the course if the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is notified before the second class meeting. Exceptions – Special Events, Aquatics, Lifeguard Training, Day Camps, and After School programs, due to high demand and limited spacing, credits, transfers or refunds will not be issued.
Refunds will not be granted for Youth Sports programs, however credits will be issued if requested in writing two weeks prior to the first scheduled game.
Online registration transaction fees are non-refundable.