Young Warriors Youth Program





Join the Young Warriors for their Bi-Weekly

Youth Talking/ Healing Circle!


When: 1st and 3rd Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Where: Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore


All young people between the ages of 11-21 looking for a safe space to

EXPRESS THEMSELVES, LET GO, HEAL and TRANSFORM are invited and welcomed to join!  


Mission and Vision: 

Our mission is to help young people understand their individual:
mental, emotional and physical needs through the practices of proper mentoring.
Our vision is to empower a generation of community leaders who live a balanced, purposeful and wholesome life.

In 2007, Mayra Zaragoza, still a high school student, established Young Warriors Youth Mentoring Program, under the umbrella of, Tia Chucha's Cultural Center & Bookstore with the help of the co-founder and know author Luis J Rodriguez. Young Warriors was created to meet the needs of the young people living in the low-income communities of the northeast San Fernando Valley.

The need being: a safe, judgment-free space, in which young people from all walk of life could coexist, learn from each other, mature and contribute to the betterment of themselves and community.

Young Warriors’ Philosophy: "Every YOUTH is, a WARRIOR of their OWN Struggles"- Mayra Zaragoza

We believe in treating youth with respect, allowing them to express themselves freely, acknowledging them for the unique
talents and imperfections that make them who they are.We also believe in guiding youth to discover their [own]authority,
authenticity, and identity. 

Who is a mentor and who is a mentee?

The purpose of a mentor is to assist mentee(s) in finding their own answers to what they have sought assistance for. In one’s lifetime, one will have more than one mentor. Each mentor will serve as a guide in their mentee(s) search for truth, clarity, and understanding of their relationship to their environment in relation to the self, family community, society or a specific skill. The mentor empowers the mentee to make right decisions without actually deciding for the mentee.

Normally, Mentors are chosen by their mentee in order for proper mentoring to occur and take place. Ones the mentee(s) have chosen their mentor and the mentor has accepted they have then entered and agreed to a partnership.

(Mentoring will not work if imposed)

For more information regarding the Young Warriors Program
Contact founder/Program Director: Mayra Zaragoza 


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