Sponsor & Tickets
Crystal Hearts Ball 2023
Saturday, September 30th, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT
Enjoy a night of classic cars, high fashion, exceptional cuisine, exciting auction, live entertainment and dancing all for a great cause!
Since The Youth Center’s founding in 1952, we have established our organization as a community institution, providing children and teens with a safe and welcoming space filled with people who support and care for them, along with programs to help them learn and grow. Our core programs include:
The Youth Center serves more than 3,000 young people ages 5-18 annually. We are located in Los Alamitos and reach children and teens in our home community, as well as the surrounding communities of Rossmoor, Cypress, Seal Beach, Garden Grove, and Long Beach. While community-wide poverty is low in this region, the families we serve disproportionately live in very challenging economic conditions and depend on the Youth Center for safe, stable childcare and enrichment. We promote children’s development, narrow socioeconomic, racial and ethnic inequalities, and facilitate parental employment and family self-sufficiency.
“Last year we moved to Los Alamitos after being relocated because of domestic violence and child abuse. I was a stay-at-home mom for over 10 years back to working immediately to support my children and then the pandemic hit and all jobs for education stopped being available. My commitment to keeping us safe and in a great district has remained my main priority. This has left nothing for extracurricular activities. I have begun being able to substitute again and am applying for full time jobs. Because of the Youth Center, I am able to work and give my kids a fun summer and experiences they have never had before.” - Danyelle