Volunteers Make It Happen
The Gonzales Youth Center has a small paid staff, but the volunteers who help run our daily programs are really what make it all happen.
Through the generosity of our donors, partners and dedicated volunteers, the Gonzales Youth Center impacts our youth and the overall community in phenomenal ways. We are doing something right!
The mission of the Gonzales Youth Center is to build a better world by producing positive, productive, progressive young people. GYC minimizes gang involvement, decreases crime and curtails the rise of teenage pregnancy and substance abuse: while building self-esteem, life-skills and community involvement.
In the last 15 years, the Center has changed over 1,500 young lives for the better. With the help of many community volunteers GYC offers a safe place for our youth to just be kids, and provides these youth with healthier options, broader horizons, brighter futures and real hope for a better world.
The Center is more than just a “place to be”, it is a home away from home. Because of dedicated volunteers and staff GYC youth graduate from high school and college against all odds. They work at honest jobs. Coach their children’s little league teams. They defend the country in the armed forces. They teach our children and care for our sick and elderly.
GYC youth become responsible citizens and leaders in communities throughout the world.
You can volunteer at GYC! Everyone has a skill they can teach or pass on to a young impressionable child!