The Youth Center continues to race ahead thanks to $5K donation

A partnership with the Los Alamitos Race Track that started over 60 years ago continues to be a crucial part of The Youth Center’s growth. “Not only did the Los Al Race Track help build the original facilities in the late 1950s, they still help us improve and fund more scholarships to this day,” says Lina Lumme, Executive Director of The Youth Center.

Now, thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Los Alamitos Race Track’s Racing to Help Kids Succeed program on October 30th, services at the Center will continue to expand.

This valuable funding will help expand the Center’s literacy program and provide additional tutoring services and scholarships for local families. It will also allow the Center’s after-school programs to build a much-anticipated computer center. The 200+ students that attend the Center’s programs daily will now have access to the internet for their online research and homework needs. “I am so excited! I don’t have to wait until I get home to get my online homework done,” shared Mario Cortez, a student at the Center.

“It is such an honor to continue supporting this great cause that helps develop youth into the future leaders,” says Orlando Gutierrez from the Los Alamitos Race Track.

The funds will be put to use immediately, as more scholarships will be offered and books will be ordered next week.
Since 1952, The Youth Center’s mission has been to transform the lives of one family at a time. For more information, please visit us at or call (562) 493-4043.

This article was released by The Youth Center.

Pictured from left to right: Jamie Harris, Orlando Gutierrez, and Lina Lumme celebrate the Los Alamitos Race Track’s donation with The Youth Center. Photo by Lauren Cammiso.