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Youth
Services

In the fall of 2011 the Tomales Bay Youth Center (TBYC) opened its doors for after-school programs, weekend programs, field trips and outings.

About

The WMCS-Youth Services Program is nearing the completion of the first year of a coordinated youth services program through West Marin Community Services. We are excited about our plans to offer expanded, meaningful, hands-on programming for youth and families in West Marin. 

2021-2022 highlights include:

Read about recent activities from our weekly newsletter and visit our community partners page to learn more about how our program is enriched by coalitions, collaboratives, and partner organizations. Subscribe to our email newsletter to learn more about our summer programs and projects.

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Tomales Bay Youth Center

Location: 

West Marin School Campus 

11550 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Contact:

Phone: 415-663-8418 | youth.program@westmarincommunityservices.org

Tomales Bay Youth Center (TBYC) is a dedicated space for youth and young adults living in coastal West Marin. We are a social and recreational center for use by children ages 11 to 18 years. In some cases, young adults as old as 25 will access the Youth Center but only if particular programs are in place to accommodate them. The Youth Center supports opportunities for West Marin youth to develop their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship, and recognition. Additionally, the Tomales Bay Youth Center offers organized instructional programs with community partners for physical activities such as skateboarding, yoga, and mountain biking, as well as academic and enrichment activities with community partners such as KWMR-Youth DJ, GRO-Mobile Maker Program, West Marin Climate Action, and local theater productions. We offer skills-based activities and learning opportunities through game playing, socializing, talking circles, karaoke, dinner clubs, open gyms, and outdoor play.

The TBYC is a physical location on the West Marin School campus that also provides access for community-based organizations and government agencies to engage with local youth and young adults year-round. The TBYC currently supports young people developmentally and provides access to meaningful relationships with community partners willing to help our young people grow up to be healthy, caring, and responsible with a focus on their future.

Academic Resources and Social-Emotional Learning

We stay focused on how best to provide after-school tutoring and targeted social-emotional support for students during non-school time. We continue to meet with key community partners, a Youth Services Committee, school staff, and parents to understand how to arrange these essential supports.

We encourage each student to have both personal and academic goals for the school year. Whether a student is enrolled with 10K Degrees, Academic Wednesdays, Marin County Library Live Tutor and Homework Help, or Kahn Academy, there are several academic pathways to follow.  Additionally, our Youth Center continues to develop an awareness of social-emotional, mental health, and social justice issues that surface weekly. These are learning opportunities that will need sufficient resources, more community partnerships, and your help to work effectively and efficiently with each student.

We encourage you to reach out to your teachers, family advocates, school counselors, Shoreline Mentors, library staff, sports coaches, and mentors who can help your family connect with necessary resources.

Waterdogs Swim Classes

Tomales Bay Waterdogs 2022 applications are closed. Established in the early 1940s, these Red Cross-certified classes are held every summer to ensure our kids are safe to recreate in Tomales Bay.

Certificate:

Participants that successfully complete the classes will receive a Red Cross Swim certificate.

Other Youth Services

Childcare Scholarships: We provide scholarship through local non-profit preschools and after schools, and summer programs from Tomales to Stinson Beach.

Donations: We need your support to continue to provide youth services. Donations and scholarships allow for all young people to participate in our program.

Thank you for helping us create bright futures for the youth of West Marin!

Youth Resources

Be The Influence – Reduce teen alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and other drug use by empowering parents with factual information and the tools to support their children in making healthy and safe choices.

California Parent & Youth Helpline – Emotional support for families challenged by the pressures of COVID-19.

Huckleberry Youth Programs – Educate, inspire, and support under served youth to develop healthy life choice, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.

Marin Al-Anon and Al-Teen – A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics. They meet together – virtually or in person – to solve our common problems and to share experience, strength, and hope with one another.

Marin Prevention Network – A collaboration of community coalitions, organizations, and individuals actively seeking to change norms, policies, and laws that affect the availability, promotion, sale, and use of alcohol and other drugs.

Marin Promise Partnership – Cross sector, community-based, regional approach seeks to improve educational outcomes in concert with efforts to reduce health disparities and increase well-being for children, families, and communities throughout West Marin.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Marin County – The local affiliate of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families.

Petaluma People Services Center – A community of caregivers existing within the larger community whose sole purpose is to help make people’s lives better.

The Den: Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group – Provides a safe and inspiring space for community building, personal discovery, and peer-supported growth for 6th to 12th graders, with special focus on the middle school population.

The Loft-San Geronimo – A place for children in the 4th to 8th grades to enjoy a supervised settings to hang out with friends, do homework or participate in gym activities.

Together Toward Health – Provide funding, coordination, support, and counsel to community-based organizations in every region across California.

Tomales High Success Network – This team set out to understand the discrepancy between the high number of Tomales High School graduates who enroll in college vs. the low number who complete.

West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth – Mobilize across all sectors of the community and work collaboratively to significantly reduce the incidence of underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

World Story Exchange – Partners with schools and educational organizations to offer documentary storytelling owrkshops to youth ages 7-23.

Youth Leadership Institute – Builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive community change that promotes social justice and racial equity.

Get Involved

Volunteer
Love sports? Tutoring? Cooking? Art? Biking? Computers? The youth are eager to learn and interact with the community. Whether you come every week, or just drop in to play sports every once in awhile, your presence is important!

Donate
Food, art supplies, expertise and sports equipment are always appreciated. Financial donations to the West Marin Fund’s Future Fund will allow us to expand our hours, hire more staff, and provide more wonderful activities for our students! 

Engage
Need young people to help on a community project? Have an activity or an  experience you think West Marin youth would love to participate in? Please let us know! Call 415-663-8418 today!

Contact:

Phone: 415-663-8418 | youth.program@westmarincommunityservices.org

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