YAC’s Director Paul Martinez Hits Milestone!

“Happy 60th Birthday to a very special Dad and Grandpa!” –Love, from all of your family!
Staff report
Paul Martinez turns 60 today and his family wanted to surprise him with “Happy Birthday Wishes” in the Los Alamos Daily Post.
Martinez has been the director of the Youth Activity Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock since 1982.

The Youth Activity Centers are operated through Los Alamos Family Council (LAFC) as a natural part of LAFC’s mission to enhance the quality of life through prevention of substance use and abuse. The programming focus of the Youth Activity Centers is on youth resiliency, a safe, supervised environment and positive adult role models.

The program provides regular as well as “drop in,” supervised programs at no cost for youth in grades 3-8. Youth in grades 7-8 (middle school age) may also participate in Big MAC, which plans quarterly dances for middle school students. Adults work with the youth to produce the dances.

Paul Martinez mentoring young fishermen. Courtesy/LAFC

Last year the Youth Activity Centers received more than 14,000 visits from area youth. The centers are open every day after school, during school vacations and during the summer.



Youth Activity Centers Schedule

School Days

Monday 3-6 p.m.
Tuesday 3-6 p.m.
Wednesday noon-6 p.m.
Thursday 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 3-6 p.m.

School Holidays

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Legal Holidays
Saturdays and Sundays


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