“You have the power to choose who you want to be” Part II

By: Paula LuengosSalesian Summer Camp Volunteer from Spain Last week we shared the experience of Paula when she first came to the Salesian community and the Salesian Family Youth Center.  This week Paula tells us about her experience at Camp Salesian, and how she won the weekly recognition award of the best head staff member, the Headmaster Award.  Paula writes: It was on July 1st, … Continue reading “You have the power to choose who you want to be” Part II

Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!

By: Youth Ministry Department PYMT MeetingOn November 5th, 2022, the Province Youth Ministry Team gathered to discuss the Province Organic Plan Implementation and the Educative Pastoral Plan. The team then broke out into breakout rooms to discuss the impressions, opinions, concerns on the document and to discuss the most impactful projects in these four areas: Salesian Charismatic Identity, Salesian Formation for and in mission, Accountability … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Department November Recap!

“You have the power to choose who you want to be”

By: Paula LuengosSalesian Summer Camp Volunteer from Spain Hello dear Salesian Family of the Western Province, as you know every year we have a group of volunteers who help at our Salesian summer camp experiences.  Part of our mission as a Salesian family is to give voice to the ideas, feelings, and dreams of our young people, as well as to inspire and motivate other … Continue reading “You have the power to choose who you want to be”

Leave behind your fears and begin to experience new situations you did not know before

By: Veronica LapetraSalesian Summer Camp Volunteer from Spain Veronica volunteered at the Salesian Family Youth Center in 2019, and she returned in 2022 to volunteer at Camp Savio in Bellflower. At the end of her experience, Veronica shares with us what this volunteer experience has meant to her, and what she has learned from it for life. Hello! My name is Veronica, and I am … Continue reading Leave behind your fears and begin to experience new situations you did not know before

Bosco Tech Open House is November 6 – Featuring Campus Tours & Technology Lab Exploration

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA. – October 12, 2022 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its Open House for prospective students on Sunday, November 6. Elementary and middle school students and their families are invited to learn about the school’s rigorous academics, advanced technology majors, internship opportunities, and individualized college planning program. “Open House is a great opportunity to experience all Bosco … Continue reading Bosco Tech Open House is November 6 – Featuring Campus Tours & Technology Lab Exploration

Lets save a starfish – Part III

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers The previous two weeks I shared the experience of these migrant children in the United States.  They express the risks that migrant children suffer here, and also  brainstorm solutions that in this Province we could consider for future ministry. It must be remembered that these children have grown up in Salesian environments and that despite not being more than … Continue reading Lets save a starfish – Part III

Bosco Tech to host free college fair

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA—September 19, 2022–Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) Don Bosco Technical Institute will host its annual college fair for high school students and their parents on Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which is free and open to all local families, will feature representatives from over 80 colleges and universities. “After a two-year hiatus due to … Continue reading Bosco Tech to host free college fair

Lets save a starfish – Part II

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers Last week we started the article “Let’s save a starfish” where I shared the experience of a migrant family arriving in this country. Here is the continuation of the experience of the children.   I also am offering ideas from their parents about how we might help these children and young people. “We traveled to Los Angeles without knowing where … Continue reading Lets save a starfish – Part II

Fourteen Bosco Tech students awarded academic honors

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer Students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn the awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students. ROSEMEAD, CA – September 12, 2022 – Fourteen Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. The National Recognition Programs grant underrepresented young people academic honors that can be included … Continue reading Fourteen Bosco Tech students awarded academic honors

Province Youth Ministry Team Retreat

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant From Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th, the Province Youth Ministry Team gathered in person and on Zoom for the first PYMT Retreat. The retreat began on Friday night with a welcome, social, and introductions. We ended the first day with a prayer and a goodnight from our Provincial, Fr. Mel Trinidad. On Saturday, we began the day … Continue reading Province Youth Ministry Team Retreat

Salesian Family Youth Center Summer Experience

By J.C MontenegroExecutive Director Are you ready to experience the love? For the last two months, we have been MIA “Missing in Action.” Once our summer program started, we did not have time to share all the fantastic work at the Salesian Family Youth Center. Nonetheless, the work was done! We changed many lives. In this blog, we would like to pay tribute to all … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center Summer Experience

Beating the Summer Heat at Camp SLR – Camp San Luis Rey

By Bro. Quang Nguyen, SDBCamp Assistant Many people look forward to summer every year. People look forward to vacations with their families and friends, and some simply want to rest. Students still in school look forward to three months break from studying to spend time with families, and friends, and rejuvenate before going back to school. Summer is not only for vacation and rest but … Continue reading Beating the Summer Heat at Camp SLR – Camp San Luis Rey

The Return of Camp St. Francis

By Fr. Vien Nguyen, SDBCamp Coordinator THE RETURN OF CAMP ST. FRANCIS When the campers show up, the sun breaks through the sky and the sound of music accompanies the laughter of kids, Camp Saint Francis becomes alive again. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the summer program at Camp St. Francis was open once again. Usually, the summer program lasts four weeks, … Continue reading The Return of Camp St. Francis

What I learned at Camp Savio

By Joselyn RiveraCamp Counselor What has Camp taught me? Camp has taught us many things whether it’s cheers, dances, or how to become more responsible. It has taught us to be more patient and to have better communication with everyone just in general. Before camp I was really nervous and was just in my own zone, I didn’t want to talk to anyone but that … Continue reading What I learned at Camp Savio

Our commitment to Camp Savio

By Joselyn RiveraCamp Counselor What does “Commitment” Even Mean? Commitment is a promise to stick to your values even when times are hard. When I start thinking about commitment the first thing I get reminded of are relationships, but commitment isn’t just that. Other things that require commitment would be working out, having a job, or being part of an organization just like Savio.  Just … Continue reading Our commitment to Camp Savio

Salesian Family Youth Center at the Kindness Carnival

On April 30th (Kindness Day), West San Gabriel Valley Boys & Girls Clubs and East Side Clubs, led by JR Dzubak, invited the Salesian Family Youth Center to their first annual Kindness Carnival. The event took place from 11:00AM to 5:00PM near Boyle Heights City Hall. This Kindness Carnival came about as a response to many children and young people feeling alone and lost due … Continue reading Salesian Family Youth Center at the Kindness Carnival

Updates from the Salesian Family Youth Center!

Channel 62 visited our youth center and created this video shown on local TV. They compared our Clubhouse with an oasis! The news is only two minutes long and expresses who we are and what we do for the children of our community. I hope you enjoy this small video. Taking young people to visit the Universities in Northern California. The Salesian Family Youth Center … Continue reading Updates from the Salesian Family Youth Center!