Last Update 8/26/14

Upcoming Activities

Recreational Soccer Signups

Last day to register for a guaranteed spot is Wed. Aug. 27!

Recreational Soccer Registration has begun.
Monday and Wednesday evening from 6pm - 7pm at Cesar Chavez field at Bay Road and Dumbarton Ave. in East Palo Alto. $60 per player. Work-to-play opportunities are available. Click here for more info.

Club Soccer

Many of our club soccer teams still have space. If you are interested in playing soccer all year-round in a highly competitive environment, please email us at Openings exist for boys and girls ages 7 - 16.


RYAA Impacts a Soccer Player

Posted on Friday January 10, 2014

Leslie was raised in the West Side of East Palo Alto. She has been a soccer player for RYAA for a number of years and has experienced being a player, as well as a coach here. We interviewed Leslie on the impact that RYAA has had on her, as well as some of her dreams […] read more...

From players to coaches

Posted on Tuesday October 29, 2013

Developing leaders has always been one of RYAA’s goals in the community of East Palo Alto. One of the ways RYAA develops these young leaders is through allowing them to coach. Many of the coaches in the Fall soccer league are youth that played in the league, or still play now, but take the time […] read more...

Head to the Bible Club Tent!

Posted on Tuesday October 15, 2013

One of RYAA’s main missions has always been community development in the East Palo Alto/ East Menlo Park areas. But it goes farther than just community development, sports and fun. RYAA’s most important mission is to develop kids spiritually. Through Bible teaching and lessons, RYAA looks to expose the community to the Gospel of Jesus […] read more...

Youth Group from Tulsa, OK serves the East Palo Alto community

Posted on Monday July 29, 2013

If you had visited Cesar Chavez field for the first week of our summer sports camp you would have seen 13 Oklahomans sporting matching jackets with E.P.A. in bold letters printed on the back. This team was such a blessing both to RYAA and the community as they ran a week long soccer and basketball […] read more...

Week 3 of RYAA Sumer Sports Camps

Posted on Wednesday July 17, 2013


Week 2 of RYAA Summer Sports Camp

Posted on Wednesday July 17, 2013


Week 1 of RYAA Summer Sports Camps

Posted on Wednesday July 17, 2013


Trip to John Muir Festival

Posted on Thursday June 13, 2013

This past weekend we had the pleasure of taking 8 of the neighborhood boys that we have gotten to know through RYAA to the John Muir festival held in Culterville near Yosemite. All of them regularly attend the weekly boys bible study held at our house, and most had never been to the mountains before. […] read more...

Grandmother who was shot tells her story

Posted on Tuesday May 21, 2013

East Palo Alto has been experiencing daily shootings from a conflict between rival gang members. The Palo Alto Weekly did a great article about a grandmother who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in front of the local McDonald’s. This gives a good view into the lives and fears of many who live […] read more...

Why Local Missions? – “Going to Samaria”

Posted on Thursday February 28, 2013

This is a sermon I gave at Lord’s Grace Community Church in Mountain View on the call to local missions. I have been meaning to share it with you all for some time. Enjoy! Shannon Pekary, Executive Director, speaks at Lord’s Grace Community Church in October, 2012 read more...

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