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. Meetings are held 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Irvine Civic Center.

Schedule for 2018:

  • Feb. 28
  • May 23
  • Aug. 29
  • Nov. 28

View Committee meeting agendas here and minutes here

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

Goal Area 2

Child Care and School Readiness

Child Care Coordination Office, Irvine Unified School District Resources, City of Irvine Classes for Early Childhood

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

Volunteer Opportunities, Police ExplorersMiddle School Youth Action Team, High School Youth Action Team, Leaders in Training

Goal Area 5

Health, Fitness and Well-being

City of Irvine Classes for Teens, Mobile Recreation Program, Get Fit at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, Irvine Family Resource Center, City of Irvine Environmental Programs, Bicycle Safety Tips and Information, City of Irvine Bikeways, City of Irvine Disability Services, City of Irvine Camps, City of Irvine Recreation Classes

Download Reports

Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families

2008-13 Plan
2013-18 Plan Update

2012-13 Highlights Report
2011-12 Highlights Report
2010-11 Highlights Report

Email lgruschka@cityofirvine.org for more information on these and other reports.

Past Events and Resources

Mayor's Educational Forum on the Common Core State Standards

Oct. 8, 2014

Answers to questions submitted by the community.

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

Oct. 24, 2011

Questions and answers
Irvine Unified School District Information

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