Boy Scouts of America San Diego-Imperial Council
Address: 1207 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 698-6121
INFO: For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives. Call to find a local troop or start a troop.The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to
- Try new things.
- Provide service to others.
- Build self-confidence.
- Reinforce ethical standards.
Girl Scouts of America- San Diego-Imperial County
Address: 1231 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 698-8391
INFO: Call to find a local troop or start a troop. At Girl Scouts, you’re going to have tons of fun, make new friends, and go on fantastic new adventures. You’re also going to get the chance to do big things. Our program centers on something called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — a collection of activities and experiences you’ll have as you earn badges, sell cookies, go on exciting trips, explore the outdoors, do Take Action projects that make a difference, and more.
Put simply, in Girl Scouts you will:
- Discover. You’ll find out who you are, what you care about, and what your talents are.
- Connect. Collaborate with other people, locally and globally, to make a difference in the world.
- Take Action. Do something to make the world a better place.
- With Girl Scouts, you’ll do more than you ever thought you could, dream bigger dreams than you ever imagined, and — oh, yeah — change the world. Bet you didn’t think rock climbing or selling cookies would help you do all that, did you?
Students Together Against Alcohol 'n Drugs (STAAND)
Address: 275 E Douglas Ave #115, El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 442-2727
INFO: Students Together Against Alcohol 'N Drugs (STAAND) is a community-based youth leadership development program. STAAND interns apply action research to document community conditions. They identify research-supported solutions strategies and work with residents, neighborhood organizations and decision makers to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. STAAND empowers young people to participate in civil society, building ownership in their neighborhoods as social change agents.
Youth and Leaders Living Actively (YALLA)
Address: 343 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 270-7072
INFO: With college as the goal, YALLA is a comprehensive program that uses soccer to motivate child survivors of war, refugee, and immigrant youth to rebuild their lives through education, leadership, and eco-therapy programs.