The Venice Club provides a safe haven from negative influences, and positive relationships with trained, caring adult role models. We implement effective program initiatives in five core areas: 1) Character & Leadership Development; 2) Education & Career Development; 3) Health & Life Skills; 4) The Arts; and 5) Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Several Club programs have been recognized both locally and nationally for their impact and quality. We offer well-rounded, constructive, supervised programs that are sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth, and provide opportunities for positive growth and development. Our programs foster strong values, build self-esteem, promote healthy lifestyles, and cultivate a vision for the future. Combining the framework of successful national programs with the knowledge of the community, the strengths of community organizations, and the dedication and talents of staff and volunteers have created a successful strategy of youth development.