Building strength + igniting possibilities for youth.


We strive to raise the standard for the youth 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.

Our vision is to keep local youth off the street, today, tomorrow, and in the future, and we do this by offering a sponsored membership. This membership is unparalleled and unique to the City Center as the programs we offer along with the resources available from various community partnerships are available at no cost to the youth.

Keeping youth off the street is the vision 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.

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.

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 their program.

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.