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Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families

The City of Irvine strives to create a safe community where children, youth and families thrive emotionally, physically, academically and socially.

The Irvine Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee meets quarterly to review and evaluate the City of Irvine's Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families. For more information about the Committee and meetings, please click here.  

The Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families Update 2013-18 outlines goals for the following five (5) priority areas: 

Five Priority Areas

Goal Area 1
Support to Families in Need Scholarships, FOR Families, Irvine Children's Health Program, Youth Employment Services, Mobile Recreation Program, Dollarwise Program, Earned Income Tax Credit Program
Goal Area 2
Child Care and School Readiness

Child Care Coordination Office, Irvine Unified School District School Readiness, City of Irvine-Early Childhood Programs

Goal Area 3
Youth Alcohol, Substance Use and Other Risky Behavior Reduction

High School Youth Action Team-HSYAT, Irvine Prevention Coalition-IPC, Irvine Family Resource Center, Substance Use Prevention-Juvenile Resources, School Resource Officers, D.A.R.E., Middle School Program

Goal Area 4
Youth Volunteerism

iVolunteer, Police ExplorersMiddle School Youth Action Team, High School Youth Action Team, Leaders in Training (will be listed in spring Inside Irvine-register in February)

Goal Area 5
Health, Fitness and Well-being

Teen programs, Mobile Recreation Get Fit at Bill Barber Park, Irvine Family Resource Center, Environmental Programs, Bicycle Safety Tips and Information, City of Irvine Bikeways, Disability Services, Camps, City of Irvine Recreation classes 

Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families - Update 2013-18

City of Irvine - Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families 2008-13

Fiscal Year Highlights Report for 2012-13

Fiscal Year Highlights Report for 2011-12

Fiscal Year Highlights Report for 2010-11

Indicators Report 2007

Link to Resources and Partners

Link to Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee information

Advisory Committee Meetings

Teen-High School Events

Special Events for the Family

Past Events and Resources

Mayor's Educational Forum on the Common Core State Standards

October 8, 2014

Answers to questions submitted by the community are available here. Due to a large volume, questions similar in nature were answered only once. For questions that were personal in nature and not answered, please contact your child's school or school district directly.

Bullies, Victims and Witnesses: What Parents Need to Know

October 24, 2011

Questions and answers
Irvine Unified School District Information

Additional Resources:
Stop Bullying Now
Bullying presentation prepared by Phyllis Agran
Human Services Program Guide
Books on bullying available at the Irvine Child Resource Center

To order the following materials, please click on title:
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso
Bullying: It’s Not OK

 For more information, contact Corinne Schnieder-Jones at 949-724-6685 or email.