The Maison des Jeunes wins three prestigious awards

The boys and ghouls at the Youth Center jump for joy at the news of the awards.

October 2021 has been a rewarding month for The Youth Center, which received three distinguished awards for exemplary performance in 2021. The awards are Best Nonprofit in Los Alamitos (voted by readers of Event News Enterprise), Best Tutoring Services at Los Alamitos (voted by Event News corporate readers) and 2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews from charities and nonprofits.

For 69 years, the Youth Center has offered programs for children and their families, including music education, after-school child care, private lessons, summer programs, programs for teens and youth programs. scholarships for families in need of the local community.

“We are honored to receive these prestigious awards,” said Lina Lumme, Managing Director and CEO. “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments. Our staff and volunteers work hard every day to ensure that we provide top quality programs to our students. We are able to keep our doors open and provide affordable programs in our community thanks to the generosity of so many families and local businesses. Thank you for your continued support and for allowing us to continue our mission to help children succeed and stay healthy, she concluded.

In October 2021, The Event News Enterprise informed the Youth Center that they had been voted Gold Ribbon winners in the categories of Best Nonprofit Services and Best Tutoring Services by the local newspaper’s readership.

The top rated non-profit award (also awarded to the Youth Center in October 2021) is based on the grade and number of reviews the Youth Center has received from volunteers, donors, participating families and fellows. One parent wrote, “The Youth Center is a phenomenal organization serving the youth in our community. The staff are beyond friendly, the facilities are clean, the programs are the best in Orange County, and the kids always smile when I see them go by. I can’t think of a better youth program in Southern California that is truly dedicated to serving our children. Congratulations, Youth Center, for your exceptional work! “

“The Youth Center is a great example of a non-profit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is a well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but also the tremendous support they receive, as evidenced by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with The Youth Center.

The Youth Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of children, one family at a time, through collaborative social, educational and recreational programs. Since the birth of the Youth Center in 1952, the Youth Center has been honored to establish valuable partnerships within the community and recognizes their critical importance to the current and future success of the organization. For more information about The Youth Center, please call 562-493-4043 or visit

The Maison des Jeunes wins three prestigious awards

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