Youth and Family

What is Youth and Family?

The Youth and Family (YAF) Program is a workshop using "Streetwise to Sex Wise" curriculum for male and female participants between the ages of 12 and 19 years. It is intended to reduce the high incident of teen pregnancy within the Southeast Asian community.

The program also conducts a youth leadership workshop. Special guest speakers make presentations and facilitate targeted break away sessions. The program focuses on family strengthening, engagement in positive activities, motivation, self-esteem, and empowering youth to be confident, productive, and successful citizens.

Program Objective:

YAF is dedicated to helping youth discover and develop their potential. Teens are taught leadership skills, the importance of accepting responsibility for their actions, and setting goals for their future.

Our Services Include:

  • Health education
  • Developing responsibility
  • Support groups for individuals and families
  • Referrals to other services
  • Hands-on training
  • Skill building
  • Home visits

Our Activities:

  • Role playing
  • Group discussions
  • Leadership and volunteerism
  • Parent-child communication
  • Family engagement activities

Our Services Are Available To:

  • Southeast Asian youth living in Stockton/San Joaquin County, ages 12 to 19 years.
  • Youth may be referred by teachers, counselors, and other youth service providers. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Language Accessible Staff:

The staff members speak Lao, Hmong, Vietnamese, Khmu and Cambodian. If you need assistance or help with a problem, please call and ask to talk to the staff member who can speak your language.

General information:

  • Workshops are held Mondays, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, and various dates and times during school breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).
  • Most activities are conducted at Lao Khmu Association, Inc. However, we also have Youth Workshops at Edison High School on Tuesday mornings. We also conduct workshop at different parts of the neighborhood.

For more information, please contact:

Our Programs

Food Program

Lao Khmu Association, Inc. sponsors a Food Program through which fresh, processed, and canned foodstuffs are made available to low-income residents in the greater Stockton area.

Refugee Employment Assistance

This program has been designed so that we are able to recruit only the most motivated participants. These are not people being forced to work because of welfare reform.

Senior Health

The Senior Health Program addresses the health issues of importance to senior citizens and recent immigrants of Southeast Asian descent.

Utility Service Assistance

Programs intended to assist Southeast Asian and low-income residents of San Joaquin County to resolve disputes with utility service providers and reduce the cost of services