Youth Directors


The Oxnard PAL Y.D.C.'s mission is to empower our community with the necessary skills to pursue higher education and to help create a positive and strong community through youth involvement.


Youth participate in activities such as:

  • Community service projects

  • Leadership workshops

  • State and National leadership conferences

  • PAL community events

  • Fieldtrips   

... and much more

Programs offered at:

Oxnard PAL 

Southwinds PAL

Oxnard City Corps

Colonia Recreation Center

YDC and Mentoring Coordinator:

Liliana Soria


The Mentoring program matches youth with a Mentor according to their interests, hobbies, and other personal descriptors. Mentoring groups range from 1:1 to 1:7. A commitment of 12 months is required by all program participants. 

Mentors and youth meet on average, once a week for one hour at one of our Youth Center locations and are always under the supervision of City Staff. 






All mentors must undergo a background check through the City of Oxnard.