Parks, Recreation and Community Services
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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) - FREE

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

FREE Fun Activities at the YOC!

Sept. 12 • 3 - 5 p.m. - Open Mic

Oct. 24 • 4 - 5 p.m. - Spooky Waffles

Nove. 20 • 4 - 6 p.m. - "Teensgiving"

Dec. 12 • 4 - 5 p.m. - Gingerbread Man

Fun Fridays!

Open to all teens! 3 - 5 p.m. • FREE

1st Friday - Movies and munchies
2nd & 4th Friday - Board Game Challenge
3rd Friday - Wii Challenge

YOC Workshops • FREE

Neighborhood College Young Offenders Program  | Tuesdays & Thurdays | 3:30 - 6 p.m.

SAT/FAFSA | Mondays | 5 - 6 p.m.

Art | Tuesdays | 5 - 6 p.m.

Career Pathway Workshop | Wednesdays | 5 - 6 p.m.

Sports | Thursdays | 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.