The 10-20 Club is a non-profit agency that became incorporated in June 1995. Since then, it has been providing outreach services to the youth of Downey and neighboring communities. Our focus is on mentoring and advising teens to pursue excellence in education, taking pride in their community, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Having grown from a weekly support group for teens who were at-risk for gang behavior, our initial and primary objective revolved around the notion of early intervention. To aid in early intervention and with the support of Gangs Out of Downey, we offered alternatives to gang involvement through sponsorship for youth sports, YMCA membership, employment programs, and summer camps. Over the years, we expanded from the implementation of early intervention and began to offer new services that aided in preventing or intervening with the new problems and challenges afflicting our youth in current times.
To this day, the services offered are Drug & Alcohol Diversion, Anger Management Awareness, Individual Counseling, Family Support Group, and a Community Service program. These services are offered to youth on probation, expulsions from local school districts, and self-referrals. The services are offered year round (with the exception of major holidays) and can be started immediately without waitlists. We also take pride in having the ability to provide the youth participants and their families with access to support seven days a week through our outreach. Also, we ensure that our fees are affordable and reasonable to all.
The Founder of this organization is Darrell Jackson. As a former major league pitcher, he has embraced the youth with the same passion and dedication that he displayed as a professional athelete.
(Community Service Director)
Tuesday-Thursday 2:00 pm - 7:00pm
Friday 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
We have been supported by numerous school districts, county probation and juvenile courts, LA County Attorneys Office and congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.
We are a 501-c3 organization and all donations are tax deductable. Please help us in our fight for today's youth and join the Optimist Club of Downey, Gangs Out of Downey, Brothman Medical Center, The Los Angeles Dodgers, Verna Griffin and Andre Young (Dr. Dre) as financial supporters of the 10-20 Club and its programs
10-20 Club Inc.
"Helping Youth Help Themselves"