Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social Work


Youth Alliance serves 81% of clients who are economically disadvantaged in the community of Hollister, with 75% identifying as Hispanic, and 70% of participants between the ages of 6-17. The problem to address is the community's lack of youth social support. The project is a Program Resource Guide for the clients of Youth Alliance. This project will address the issues of parents being unable to find accurate start dates, prices, and any financial assistance. An expected outcome of community collaboration around providing activities for youth is a decrease in crime, drug, and violence rates within the youth population. The project has met its expected outcome by making it less difficult for parents to seek sports and activities for their youth. The parents could find mostly all the information they needed in one place. The next step Youth Alliance should take is to continue to update the Community Resource Guide for the families they serve. Youth Alliance should also consider sharing the guide out more into the community to lessen the problem of other families not having access to information on keeping their youth in extra-curricular activities.