What We Do
The purpose of SCYC is to encourage collaboration among youth serving agencies to promote a healthy community for kids and their families in South County, through increased opportunities for education, recreation and community involvement.
- The coalition supports community events for families such as the Nipomo Fun Run and the Oceano Day of the Child. These events promote healthy lifestyles for all family members.
- The coalition provides parenting classes to help parents develop the tools they need to communicate with their children and help their children stay drug-free, out of gangs, and healthy.
- The coalition provides scholarships to students living in the South County for sports, field trips, PE and school clothes, supplies, basic needs and other enrichment activities.
- The coalition reacts quickly to help families in need with basic needs such as food, clothing, gas, utilities and healthcare and utilities.
The SCYC was formed in 1995 with members from public and private agencies that provide services to children and their families. In 1997 the coalition was expanded to include youth, the business community, elected officials, parents and other concerned citizens of the South County. The coalition was incorporated and received tax-exempt status in 1998.