Alvin Leonard Youth and Family Center
Note -- The afterschool program is on hiatus in 2010-2011. Periodic youth activities are held at the center and sponsored by the youth ministry at Greater Deliverance COGIC. For information on our youth activities, contact Leah Fortson at 310-330-4800.

SAY Yes! Afterschool Program

SAY Yes! is a national faith-based afterschool program founded by Here's Life Inner City, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. SAY is an acronym for Save America's Youth. See

At the Leonard Center, saving our youth is a collaborative effort between church and community. Saving our youth particularly involves our kids, who alone make their own choices in life. SAY Yes! helps give our youth the information, resources and skills needed to make the right choices and to access a world of opportunities.

SAY Yes! coordinators in various cities work in partnership with local churches to provide training, curriculum, materials and other support to establish and operate a quality program based on three components: Education, Life Skills and Spiritual.

Presented by team leaders and members for each component, our SAY Yes! afterschool program for grades 1-6 includes the following activities:

>Homework Helpers                 
>Arts and Crafts                    
>Computer Lab                   
>Mentor Visits                       
>Field Trips and more

Alvin Leonard Youth and Family Center
6419 West Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Schedule TBD

Download Registration Form

Price: none (donations of supplies,
refreshments and funds accepted)

Dinah Gordon
(310) 330-4800

Family Support Services

Support services for families will feature a variety of workshops and courses (financial planning, parenting, home ownership, etc.), and information and referrals for food, employment, housing, rehabilitation and other services not provided by the center.

Youth and Parent Council

The Leonard Center works in partnership with parents to create and implement activities that address the needs and interests of their families. We also engage youth in using their talents and resources to provide an excellent program. Our Parent and Youth Council provides an opportunity for our families and staff to meet monthly to prepare our activity calendars and to discuss new and exciting ways to implement them.

College and High School Internships

College students may be eligible to receive class credit through internships at the center. Check with your career office and contact the center for an interview. Teen helpers are also needed to help the younger ones with their homework, crafts, basketball, etc., and to assist in developing a future teen afterschool program. Teens can also check with their school to apply for community service credit.