Chino Hills, California

 

  • Community name: Chino Hills
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  • Population: 73,711
  • Graduation rate: 62.7%
  • Youth poverty rate: 3.4% 

Overview

Chino Hills, a first-time 100 Best community, pays special attention to its most at-risk young people with programs that encourage students to live healthy and stay in school. As a California Healthy City, Chino Hills has a committee that helps improve the quality of life for all community members by addressing complex social, physical and environmental health problems. Chino Hills also ensures its young people stay safe, healthy and active after school with its Mobile Recreation program—a van that provides free activities and healthy snacks to young people that may not have easy access to safe and supervised after-school activities. To ensure more youth have access to affordable health insurance, Chino Hills provides the Inland Empire Health plan for free which offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance for children until their 19th birthdays. The Aim Higher and Children’s Academic Recovery Education programs are helping decrease dropout rates and ensure more youth receive proper academic support. Aim Higher is a 12-week program where students discuss conflict resolution, goal setting, anger management and drug/alcohol prevention; and the Children’s Academic Recovery Education Program assigns homeless students case managers who provide counseling, clothing, toiletry items, emergency transportation and other daily necessities. 

Community Programs

  • Chino Hills is a California Healthy City, which means it is a community that strives to address complex social, physical and environmental health problems to improve the overall quality of life.
  • The Youth Accountability Board, a collaboration between the City of Chino Hills and the San Bernardino County Probation Department, provides first-time youth offenders an alternative work plan in place of the judicial system.
  • The Mobile Recreation program is a van that provides physical fitness activities and healthy snacks to youth that do not have easy access to city facilities.
  • The Inland Empire Health Plan provides comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance for youth that do not have access to affordable medical care.
  • Aim Higher is a 12-week program during which students discuss conflict resolution, goal setting, anger management and drug/alcohol prevention.
  • The Children’s Academic Recovery Education Program assigns homeless students a case manager who provides counseling, clothing and other life necessities.

Youth Voices

One of my favorite things about Chino Hills is safety. Being the safest city in San Bernardino County, I am definitely not afraid to take a walk or go to a park with friends.

—Kalyn

In this town, it is very easy to find your voice—the real person that you have inside. There is a magazine that comes out at the beginning of every season that introduces all the new programs and classes you can take. I know the countless dance classes and the hundreds of hours spent playing the clarinet were things that my city offered to help me grow as an individual.

—Nicole