Kare Youth League was founded in 1931 and has served well over 40,000 boys and girls since that time. They have built three activity centers for youth in Arcadia, Covina and Upland. A fourth center is being built in Irwindale and is due to be completed in late 2015. Many of Kare Youth League alumni have chosen service occupations like teacher, firefighter, policeman and social worker. Among others, Kare Youth League is very proud of one former member who is currently the Fire Chief for San Bernardino County, another one who was a member of an elite counter-terrorism group in the FBI and another who served as Director of Fact Checking in the White House speech department. On annual surveys, parents give Kare Youth League’s program high ratings for helping their sons and daughters improve in character issues like showing respect, teamwork, honesty, and loyalty.
Kare Youth League serve over 1,000 boys and girls annually who attend three to five times per week. They provide a year round sports and camping program that helps youngsters stay active and healthy with outdoor activities throughout the year. Kare Youth League is a sponsor of two college prep schools- Pearl Prep for elementary age children and Rio Hondo prep for middle and high school youngsters. Kare Youth League owns and manages Mount Kare, a camp in the San Bernardino Mountains that is used not only by Kare Youth League but by many other youth and church groups throughout the year. Kare Youth League is a sponsor of the City of Hope Blood Drives at their facility in Arcadia.
Chamber of Commerce Activity
Kare Youth League has been an active member of the Chamber Business Ambassadors and has been recognized as Ambassador of the Year in past years. Kare Youth League served on the Chamber’s Environmental Committee and consistently volunteers for the annual Golf tournament. Kare Youth League is a founding member and active participant with the Irwindale Chamber Non-Profit Alliance, a newly formed group dedicated to providing business and industry a cohesive message and ongoing communication regarding wish lists and program from the non-profits who serve so many in the region.