Building strength & igniting possibilities for youth living.

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Lord’s Gym City Center (City Center) strives to raise the standard for an under-served population in the San Joaquin County. Teenagers (13-17), regardless of their socioeconomic status, gender, or race struggle to receive the resources our community offers to help them succeed.

The City Center’s vision is to keep our youth population off the street, and we do this by offering a sponsored membership. This membership is unparalleled and unique to the City Center as the quality of programs we offer with the resources available from various community partnerships are available at no cost to the youth.

Keeping youth off the street is the sole purpose of the City Center and it involves five (5) service steps. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight youth while holding them accountable for their actions.

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Step One: Verification of Age

  • Thirteen to seventeen year olds are eligible for a sponsored membership. Parents and legal guardians must accompany teens and provide a birth certificate at the time of sign-up for age verification. All sign-ups take place inside the City Center: 848 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95210 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Step Two: Youth Orientation

  • A mandatory youth orientation must be attended by the teen and a parent or legal guardian before memberships are active. To sign up for a youth orientation, please click here.

Step Three: Positive Environment

  • Through innovative and hands-on programs, youth have a safe positive and safe environment to be kids and make new friends. A few of our programs include:

    • City Center Field Trips to Sun Splash, Santa Cruz, Great America, Sacramento Kings games, and more!

    • City Center Basketball: a competitive AAU travel basketball team (currently for 14U).

    • City Center Gaming: a competitive e-sports team competing against local schools.

    • City Center Voices: a podcast dedicated to sharing issues and concerns of youth, by youth.

    • Social Groups

    • Study Hall

Step Four: Program Involvement & Referrals

  • We promise to NEVER recreate the resource wheel. If there is a community partner in town already providing resources our teens need, we promise to partner with them rather than recreating a program. A few of our community partners:

    • Oasis Church

    • Community Partnership for Families of San Joaquin

    • Women’s Center Youth and Family Services

    • Child Abuse Prevention Council

Step Five: Active Community Members

  • Our goal is keep youth off the street today, tomorrow, and in the future. We do this by ensuring our teens have access to a positive environment (96 hours a week) today, are prepared for college or their career path of choice (tomorrow), and active, contributing members of the community in the future.


Get social with us and follow our youth account for events, activities, and more: @youthnation209.