June 13, 2024

2024 OC Marathon

The 2024 SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival will be held on the weekend of May 4th.

May 31, 2024

2024 Golf Tournament

Project Youth OC’s 27th Annual John C. Herklotz – SHORTSTOP Golf Classic, was held on Friday, September 8 at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita . . .

March 16, 2023

Higher Education Mentoring Program – Annual Career Day 2023

Thank you to all of our sponsors and community partners for making our Career Day 2023 a wonderful success! Our students gained valuable information and . . .

February 21, 2023

Annual Game Day Fundraiser

Thank you to all who came to the Annual Game Day Fundraiser. It was a great event! We wish to thank our sponsors for all . . .

August 31, 2022

50th Anniversary Celebration

  Thank you to all our great Sponsors for making our event a success.  We are celebrating 50-years of service to the Orange County community. . . .

August 23, 2022

2022 Project SELF Summer Newsletter

May 15, 2022


      Project Youth OC celebrates 50 years of service in Orange County. The celebration will be a reflection on our past, and the . . .

December 21, 2021

Happy Holidays from Project Youth OCBF

Thanks to our Project Youth OCBF friends and loyal supporters we were able to provide over 500 youth with toys this holiday season. On December 16th over 300 families arrived at Project Youth OCBF driving up to our front door with windows rolled down to receive toys from Santa’s helpers.

December 16, 2021

2021 Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Project Youth OCBF held its Annual Meeting and Society of Fellows Recognition Reception at the Broadway in Irvine . . .

28th Annual Sammy Award

The 28th Annual Robert Sam Barnes Award (the “Sammy”) recipient is Daniel S. Robinson, Esq. of Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. Dan is a partner at Robinson Calcagnie in Newport Beach. Dan is a longtime supporter, Past President, and current member of the Board of Directors of Project Youth OCBF . . .

November 2, 2021

Fall Newsletter

At-risk youth, The power to change our community is in your hands…

October 31, 2021

9th Annual Associate Board Brewfest at The MET

The 9th Annual Associate Board Brewfest event took place on October 8, 2021 at The MET in Costa Mesa.

August 18, 2021

August 2021 Quarterly Newsletter

End of Summer 2021:
Here is to a fresh start. A story of resilience.

June 15, 2021

A Tribute to Our Beloved Board Member and Friend, John B. Hurlbut, Jr.

It is with deep sadness that Project Youth OCBF mourns the passing of longtime board member and friend John Hurlbut.

April 21, 2021

Jane Mills Martin, Project Youth OCBF Executive Director 1987-2004, passed on April 21, 2021 – gone but never forgotten.

For all of us at Project Youth OCBF it is a privilege to honor Jane Mills Martin for her dedication and legacy with us.

April 8, 2021

Project Youth OCBF Partners with CalHOPE

Project Youth OCBF is proud to partner with CalHOPE to offer the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) to youth and families in Orange County.

December 30, 2020

Project Youth OCBF “A Year of Helping”

Project Youth OCBF ends 2020 with a very successful effort of providing over 600 toys for youth in our community.

December 3, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception

Project Youth OCBF’s 14th Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception was held virtually on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Judge David O. Carter represented Project Youth . . .

27th Annual Sammy Award

Sammy Award recipient of 2020 Brian M. Daucher is a longtime supporter, past President, and current member of the Society of Fellows and Board of Directors of Project Youth OCBF. He demonstrates . . .

September 25, 2020

2020 Golf Tournament

The 24th Annual John C. Herklotz SHORTSTOP Golf Classic held at Strawberry Farms Golf Club on September 25 raised over $64,000 for Project Youth OCBF . . .

November 22, 2020

Holiday Gift Drive

Learn how you can make a difference this holiday season!

August 19, 2020

PY OCBF Youth Head Back to School

Back to school may look different however students still look the same – amazingly cute!

August 10, 2020

PY OCBF Virtual Scholarship Ceremony

A unique yet very special year for Project Youth OCBF’s Scholarship Ceremony honoring the 2020 Higher Education Mentoring & Project SELF Students “Physically distant yet . . .

July 16, 2020

Even Remotely SHORTSTOP & Project SELF Still Changing Lives

SHORTSTOP –a unique juvenile crime diversion program that has served juvenile offenders and their families since 1980 and since 1989 Programa SHORTSTOP has been providing a cultural adaption Spanish language version.

May 29, 2020

10 Weeks – What a Difference

In ten short (or maybe we should say long) weeks so much has changed. Schools are closed, and families are experiencing financial hardships like never before. As a nonprofit directly working with youth and families we have seen in these 10 weeks an increased number of cases of depression and high levels of stress and anxiety in our youth and their families.

May 21, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

As our Nation celebrates Memorial Day and honors all those who have served, are serving and are preparing to serve, we are proud to introduce our current 2020 Graduate Luciano

May 15, 2020

Responding to the New Need

We feel incredibly lucky to have such compassionate and generous donors who are continuing to provide aid during these times of uncertainty. We want to take a moment during our current situation to say thank you and share some family stories of appreciation.

May 2, 2020

The Need Continues

A big thanks to our loyal supporters for their commitment and support during these uncertain and difficult times.

April 19, 2020

We Help Because We Can

Project Youth OCBF helping families with food, toilet paper, resources and gift cards during the Coronavirus crisis.

April 8, 2020

An Update from Project Youth OCBF on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we hope this message finds you healthy and safe. We wanted to let you know that thanks to your ongoing support, we are able to continue our community outreach when it is needed most.

May 7, 2018

Spring Food & Wine Society Dinner 2018

An ocean view was one of many dazzling features found at the home of Ygal and Shelia Sonenshine, hosts of this year’s Spring Food & . . .