Youth & Kid Stuff
Digital Media & Technology
The Digital Arts Lab at the John Steinbeck Library features state-of-the-art Apple computers with software to design graphic art, photography, compose music, or make movies and much more.
Homework HelpHebbron Family Center
The Hebbron Family Center offers a Youth Homework Center, Computer Lab, Summer Programs, Karate Classes, Girl Scout Troop 541, Citizenship Classes, and a variety of other recreation programs. Staff is available for homework assistance. For more information, please call the Recreation-Park Division at (831) 758-7354.
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6 - 18 years
Tutor.com, an award-winning tutoring company, launched Live Homework Help® in 1999. Since then, 1,600 public libraries in the U.S. and Canada have offered the service. Live Homework Help® is a registered trademark of Tutor.com.
Online tutors are available on demand, every day from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for one-to-one help with everything from homework to skills building and test prep.
Professionally, trained and experienced tutors will help students in 4th - 12th grades with Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. Visit the Salinas Public Library website for more information.
Cesar Chavez Homework Center
Free homework help for youth in grades K - 8. High school volunteer opportunities are available! For information call Susan at (831) 758-7340 (x 3)
or (831) 758-7345 or visit the Salinas Public Library website.
Days/Time: Tuesday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Days/Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Parks & Community Services Department offers a wide variety of programs for youth and kids which encourage a positive leisure lifestyle through dance, sports, arts and other enrichment activities. Recreation programs provide opportunities for socialization, personal growth, physical activity, and character building and integrity development. For more information, please call Parks & Community Services at (831) 758-7354.
Salinas Police Department Cadet Program
The Salinas Police Department Police Cadet is a part-time, paid position within the department for high school or college students who are pursuing a career as a sworn
A Police Cadet must be 16 - 23 years of age, enrolled full-time in high school or in college and must be enrolled in at least six semester units or eight quarter units, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with Salinas Police Department Policy concerning on-duty and off-duty conduct.
Police Cadets work 20 hours a week in a variety of law enforcement functions traditionally performed by the sworn police officer. Duties include issuing parking citations, identifying and towing abandoned vehicles, completing non-priority police reports and traffic investigations, traffic control, and working special events such as the California Airshow
and the California Rodeo.
Of the six Cadets currently assigned to the Salinas Police Department, five are currently
in college and one is in high school. The Cadets are supervised by Sergeant Jay Malispina of the Community Services Unit. For more information, please call Sgt. Malispina at
The Parks & Community Services Department offers a variety of youth sports programs throughout the year. These programs utilize a number of athletic facilities located in Salinas including, local school facilities. We strive to improve the quality of life of Salinas’ residents through programs that foster teamwork and build self-esteem and leadership skills, while providing an outlet for physical activity and socialization. For more information, please call Parks & Community Services at (831) 758-7354.
Quick Links for Kids & Parents
- Become a Volunteer - Animal Shelter | Neighborhood Services
- Fire Safety Tips
- McGruff the Crime Dog
- Recreation Centers
- Ready Kids - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Salinas Police Activities League (PAL)
- Salinas Public Library
- Salinas Weed & Seed
- Schools: Alisal Union | Salinas City | Santa Rita | Salinas Union
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Youth Commission