Shafter Youth Center

The Shafter Youth Center (SYC) was established in December 2003, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the California Youth Authority and a $249,000 match from the City of Shafter along with 1 acre of land to build the SYC. Each day, youth are empowered to live healthier lives through programs that focus on nutrition, recreation, education, and active healthy living.


Back to (After) School!

Slots are open for this year’s After School Program at Shafter Youth Center. There are a limited number of openings for this wonderful program which provides afterschool activities, snacks and homework help for students ages 6-18 from 2 to 5 p.m. on school days. Services are provided free of charge.

You can register online here.

Or you can download and fill out the three forms below and return them to the Shafter Youth Center in person or via fax at (661) 746-0983 to secure your child’s place in the Shafter Youth Center Afterschool Program this school year.

New Registration Form Shafter Youth Center Afterschool

SYC Disciplinary Policy – Eng

SYC Rules and Regulations – Eng

Shafter Youth Center is located at:

455 E. Euclid Ave
Shafter, CA 93263.

Other programs for local youth include:

Gang Prevention Program, Youth Employment Resource Program, Summer Nutrition Program (breakfast and lunch), reading, tutoring, math enrichment activities, team sports, and Wii Stay Fit.

The words of cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, who was honored posthumously with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter, serve as a sort of motto for the Shafter Youth Center:

“The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends a large measure upon how our children grow up today.”