Pico Youth & Family Center
Pico Youth & Family Center (PYFC), is a non-profit organization in Santa Monica committed to preventing youth violence. Through various services and caring staff support we bring hope to the lives of youth. We serve hundreds of youth annually, ages 16-24 who are most at risk, through case management, counseling, tutoring, job readiness training, leadership development, music, art and computer training. The PYFC is a positive alternative to the streets for many of Santa Monica’s youth and young adults who seek guidance, support and service.
To equip underserved youth and their families with the leadership and advocacy skills needed to strengthen and sustain the community in which they live. To promote peace, unity and social justice by modeling cooperation and advancing educational and economic opportunity. Through positive transformation, we work to instill hope in our youth by engaging them in creating solutions to our community’s problems.
“Invest in your future, support our youth”
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Film & Visual Media Program
The PYFC Film & Visual Media Program, which trains youth in the basics of camera operations, film directing/editing and graphic design. In this program, students have the option of producing their very own short film, narrative, documentary and/or music video for free. Whether it’s a T.V. show, video blog, webisode or news broadcast, the local community is also welcome to bring their Vision to Television through PYFC’s Youth Behind The Vision Network (YBVN).
Music Production & Artist Development
Through a series of workshops and hands-on studio sessions, youth learn music production and recording techniques using state of the art digital equipment. Hip Hop Workshops are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3-7pm.