We are a non-profit community organization that welcomes over 1000 youngsters and teenagers every year with programs that specialize in Education, Leadership and Prevention tailored to the youth of the community. Many of our program leaders started out as teenagers in the same programs they now help run! Thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers (70+ every year) we have been developing good leaders, honest citizens and joyful youths that truly care about their community and beyond since 1997…Don Bosco style!
For you to be young is enough reason for us to Love you.
DBYLC a true beacon of love in the community
Plus Families Welcomed
Years of service
A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple…
Run, jump, shout, but do not sin.
Saint John Bosco popularly known as Don Bosco, was an Italian Roman Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System.
Don Bosco’s Oratory Model
Don Bosco believed in 4 pillars of stability in a young person’s life. The 4 pillars are a Home, a School, a Church and a Playground. The DBYLC combines these four fundamentally important elements to help support our youngsters.
The DBYLC has a physical location opened Monday to Friday that welcomes over 1000+ youth. We have a table tennis (ping pong), pool table, foosball table (billiardini), video games, computers and much more. Our center has become the Home away from Home for many!
The DBYLC helps those seeking to explore their faith an opportunity to do so. We offer various workshops, retreats, and activities that allow people to casually explore their own faith. We understand that not everyone is at the same place in regards to the faith, only you can guide your ship we try and help with the waves
Education is a matter of the heart. We offer to tutor for our youngsters who need an extra hand with academics. We also offer valuable life and work experiences with various volunteering activities. Our Summer camp also gives the teenagers of our community the chance to learn responsibility, accountability, and creativity while working a full-time job!
A place to participate in a wide range of activities. Most of our activities are FREE or low cost. We have programs to fit almost every need. Our activities are built with the idea of inclusion and creating friendships. Every program has core values built into them and through the activity of play, we are able to help our youngsters learn important values.
The Center Director.
With over 20 years experience.
A True Beacon of light in the R.D.P Community
Over 15 years experience
The glue that keeps it all together